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by shane
04 Jul 2011 14:13
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: The Vintage Supermarket (And Drugstore) "Smell"
Replies: 5
Views: 6429

Re: The Vintage Supermarket (And Drugstore) "Smell"

All the older supermarkets in Southern California seem to have a Flourly scent to them, unless of there Albertsons then they have a strange fishy smell to them. Now old drug stores on the other hand smell like photographic fluids, and paper, at least to me anyway.
by shane
13 Jun 2010 22:55
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: If you could bring a defunct store back.....
Replies: 32
Views: 28543

Re: If you could bring a defunct store back.....

Being from Southern California I would probably bring back Thriftimart with the giant T on the side of the building, and definetly GEMCO that was a great place to shop.
by shane
17 Jan 2010 23:43
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Mystery Resturant
Replies: 1
Views: 2559

Mystery Resturant

I went to the Westfield Topanga Mall, and ate lunch here http://local.yahoo.com/info-20671690-todai-restaurant-woodland-hills?tab=photos#photos I know this Todai Sushi was a Coco's resturant from 1985 to 1997, but I would like to know what it was originally, because it was built in 1966. Could it ha...
by shane
20 Aug 2009 16:14
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Which chain once occupied these identical buildings?
Replies: 11
Views: 5922

Re: Which chain once occupied these identical buildings?

In Lancaster there used to be a Coco's Restaurant located at 1525 W. Ave. K with the style of roof depicted in the pictures in this thread. I don't think this restaurant was ever anything else. The other cool thing about this restaurant is that there is a bubbled window by the front door that little...
by shane
02 Feb 2009 20:10
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Original Jack in the Box sites
Replies: 27
Views: 24899

Re: Original Jack in the Box sites

Lancaster has a rather old Jack In The Box with boxy style architecture. My grandfather used to eat there back in late sixties and early seventies. Suposedly this restaurant had salad bar back in the eighties. This location is near 10th st. and AVE K.
by shane
02 Feb 2009 19:58
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Carlsbad, CA Vons Old/Unusual Interior
Replies: 7
Views: 4265

Re: Carlsbad, CA Vons Old/Unusual Interior

There is a Vons in lancaster that had this same strange interior when opened back in 1979. The stores adress is 2058 W. AVE J
by shane
19 Dec 2008 12:48
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: First Levitz, now Wickes
Replies: 11
Views: 6509

Re: First Levitz, now Wickes

Dean wrote:Southern California is in the midst of a huge snow storm...seriously!

Noticed a news report from WICKES DRIVE in the Lancaster/Palmdale area.
That's palmdale formerly Kmart Plaza Drive
by shane
12 Dec 2008 15:41
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Supermarket jingles
Replies: 15
Views: 12897

Re: Supermarket jingles

This is a little off topic but, I found this cool Kmart Jingle on Youtube from the late 70's
here's the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDKVLyRt0jQ Enjoy!
by shane
16 Sep 2008 12:37
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Historic Aerials Online
Replies: 3
Views: 3367

Historic Aerials Online

Yesterday I was surfing the internet searching for historic aerial photographs, and came across this really interesting aerial veiwer. Seeing how I thought everybody at Groceteria.com might be interested, here is the link. http://www.historicaerials.com/
by shane
15 Jan 2008 20:31
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Grocery Outlet Lancaster Closing
Replies: 1
Views: 2781

Re: Grocery Outlet Lancaster Closing

For those are interested I finally got around to posting the interior pictures I took for Grocery Outlet heres the link http://news.webshots.com/album/562139453SoCAOZ enjoy!
by shane
08 Dec 2007 12:27
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Supermarkets in Popular Music
Replies: 9
Views: 8065

I just remembered a country music song by Diamond Rio called Bubba Hyde. It mentions something about Barney working down at the A&P and if you do a quick google search you can find the lyrics.
by shane
12 Sep 2007 17:51
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Grocery Outlet Lancaster Closing
Replies: 1
Views: 2781

Grocery Outlet Lancaster Closing

I went to Grocery Outlet in Lancaster, CA, today and found out they're closing there doors for good on September 29th. If any of you don't know this Lancaster Grocery Outlet was orignally a Safeway that was in the marina style. While I was there I talked with the manager. I asked why the store was c...
by shane
18 Aug 2007 17:22
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: KMart Cafeteria and Other Restaurants
Replies: 71
Views: 82549

While I was surfing around on Flickr I found a vintage picture a Kmart Eatery in Kansas City Misouri

Heres the link
http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id ... eam&size=l
by shane
27 Jun 2007 12:37
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Remodeling at Stater Bros., former Albertsons, Downey, CA
Replies: 9
Views: 6331

That interior reminds me of an abandoned Albertsons store I saw in Denver while on vacation last year. The store I saw was on West Colfax Ave and Kendall St.