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by artysf
25 Jul 2007 16:12
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Mayfair: 1970 San Francisco Bay Area Locations
Replies: 17
Views: 13698

I believe San Francisco had 2 Mayfair Stores around 1970... The Northpoint Shopping Center at Bay and Mason...it became a CO-OP store in the late 1970s and a Safeway Store in the mid to late 1980s to present. Geary Blvd and Webster St...the physical location is now an Apartment tower and a Blockbust...
by artysf
05 May 2006 13:22
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: White Front Stores
Replies: 48
Views: 47729

Re: White Front

The Longs Drugs side and the center shops were all the main White Front store and the Safeway side was always the White Front Supermarket (that side had the generic neon sign "Supermarket" in script letters then) in South San Francisco. Interesting. May I assume that the old Safeway location at Pot...
by artysf
05 May 2006 11:58
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: White Front Stores
Replies: 48
Views: 47729

Re: White Front

Was surprised to find out thru this board that South San Francisco was once a White Front. It was all a White Front? I remember going into what seemed to me was a real big Longs and then the Safeway was unlike any Ive ever seen, the signs were painted on thew wall and had a weird managers box in co...
by artysf
04 May 2006 13:55
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears Candy Counters
Replies: 19
Views: 19705

The Sears at Geary Blvd and Masonic in San Francisco had a great candy counter on the 2nd floor. Nice white tile and the aroma of popcorn and roasted nuts. That Sears shut down in the 1990s and was subdivided into different stores in each of the 4 stories. Mervyn's, Toys R Us, Good Guys, Office Depo...
by artysf
04 May 2006 13:49
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: White Front Stores
Replies: 48
Views: 47729

White Front Stores

I remember vividly the old White Front Stores in the 1960s and 1970s. The "Target" of its day with the varied merchandise and the supermarkets built next door. The store's exterior had a large arch over its entrance with the "White Front" signs on top. I remember in particular their South San Franci...
by artysf
04 May 2006 12:14
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Cala/Bell Sold (12 stores)
Replies: 16
Views: 10734

The Cala Foods at 690 Stanyan st. in San Francisco will be closing soon, and the property owner has already filed for a demolition permit. I don't know if it's always been Cala Foods, but the building dates from 1961. How sad that it has to go. :( The neighbors there are up in arms about the loss o...
by artysf
04 May 2006 12:08
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Cala/Bell Sold (12 stores)
Replies: 16
Views: 10734

The Post St. Bell Market used to be a Safeway location up to the late 1970s (I think that building was a Marina Safeway-style). Cala Foods moved into the location in the 1980s after Safeway closed with the parking lot entrance on Sutter St. The Safeway building was demolished in the late 1980s and t...