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by Clumsygenes
21 Aug 2010 01:45
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target, La Habra
Replies: 16
Views: 10379

Re: Target, La Habra

Hey all, I'm new to the field of commercial archaeology, but have been interested in it for a long time. I can't believe there are so many interested in it as well. I am a history student but attempting a personal project tracing back major shopping areas in the Greater Whitter, North OC area to be...
by Clumsygenes
21 Aug 2010 01:33
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Leonard's Department Store in Southern California
Replies: 4
Views: 5775

Re: Leonard's Department Store in Southern California

Southern California had several locations of "Leonard's Department Store" in the 1950's-1970's. What's the history behind the Rowland Heights store on Colima and Batson (currently Hong Kong Supermarket)? (pictures at http://www.hongkongplazausa.com ). The store itself was pictured in a 1970 San Gab...
by Clumsygenes
21 Aug 2010 01:29
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Beno's
Replies: 7
Views: 5445

Re: Beno's

There used to be a Benos in La Habra, Ca also.
by Clumsygenes
21 Aug 2010 01:25
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: BULLOCKS--Southern California
Replies: 24
Views: 18115

Re: BULLOCKS--Southern California

Surely do miss the Bullocks and Buffums stores in La Habra Fashion Square.
by Clumsygenes
21 Aug 2010 01:23
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: KMart Cafeteria and Other Restaurants
Replies: 71
Views: 82589

Re: KMart Cafeteria and Other Restaurants

Does anyone remember the ham in the deli? It was fantastic. I remember the KMart in La Habra/ Fullerton on Imp Hwy. At the time the Gemco was still across the street, this was about 28 years ago. There was a Handy Man there I believe. KMart then moved to a bigger location a few years later, into the...
by Clumsygenes
21 Aug 2010 01:14
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears Candy Counters
Replies: 19
Views: 20733

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Jeff wrote:In Puente hills, it lasted all the way into the 90s I beleive.

I believe the one in the Brea Mall did too. It would be a great marketing strategy on their end if they brought it back. I remember the Swedish Fish, Chocolate Stars, and Caramel.
by Clumsygenes
21 Aug 2010 01:05
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Older McDonald's Locations
Replies: 50
Views: 38429

Re: Older McDonald's Locations

The La Habra CA McDonald's on Whittier Boulevard near Harbor Boulevard is an older site. Older in that it was built before drive-thrus were the norm. The drive-thru was added to the side of the building...yet it is far from the kitchen. I believe the restrooms are in between. So, to get the food to...
by Clumsygenes
21 Aug 2010 00:57
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: Brea CA
Replies: 15
Views: 16287

Re: Brea CA

Haven't been over there since April. Personally, This whole center is probably staying alive because of Lucille's, Bucca, Denny's, Starbuck's, and Borders. Its on the wrong side of the freeway to get noticed much, and on the wrong side of Imperial Hwy also.
by Clumsygenes
24 Jan 2010 04:28
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Vons and Jensens, Palm Desert, CA
Replies: 48
Views: 30675

Re: Vons and Jensens, Palm Desert, CA

There is a Jensens in Blue Jay, CA. And I might add, it's a wonderful store, full of wonderful things.
by Clumsygenes
24 Jan 2010 04:26
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Need Help identifing building
Replies: 9
Views: 5271

Re: Need Help identifing building

A bit west on Whittier Boulevard, is a HUGE 99 Cents Only Store. It had a been a HUGE furniture store (Barker Bros?). Correct. It was once a 2-level barker brothers. I dont know if the 2nd level still exists in that store. There is a second level that you come in the doors through, that lead down b...
by Clumsygenes
24 Jan 2010 04:24
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Hacienda Heights Pantry/Vons/Pavilions/Whatever
Replies: 13
Views: 6904

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Jeff wrote:The Pantry market in Hacienda Heights opened in the late 70's and was converted to a Vons market. It has since closed and is now a 99 Ranch Market.

I remember The Pantry. Ahh the good old days!
by Clumsygenes
24 Jan 2010 04:21
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Does anyone remeber Fazios?
Replies: 17
Views: 19812

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In La Habra CA...at the corner of Whittier Boulevard & Hacienda Road was a Fazio's. The building is still there, and has housed a number of things over the years. Sears Outlet Store and an auto parts store to name a couple. I live here in La Habra also and remember when Fazios came here, and I reme...
by Clumsygenes
24 Jan 2010 04:19
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Hughes Market in Southern California
Replies: 36
Views: 29505

Re: Hughes Market in Southern California

There was a Hughes Market down on Whittier Blvd in La Habra. I wish it was still there.
by Clumsygenes
24 Jan 2010 04:16
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Thriftimart Locations
Replies: 33
Views: 27100

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I remember THRIFTIMART had stores in City of Industry CA at the corner of Gale and Hacienda. It became LUCKY...and is now a 99 Cent Only Store. The THRIFTIMART in West Covina CA was off Sunset. I believe it is now MAX FOODS. I remember going there with my mom when I was about 4 or 5 years old. At t...
by Clumsygenes
24 Jan 2010 04:14
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: ROWLAND HEIGHTS CA
Replies: 10
Views: 6896

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From the LONG GONE DEPARTMENT STORES thread...the following was stated by luckysaver: Was Leonard's Department Store a chain and if so, where else did they have stores? There was one in Rowland Heights back in the 1960's on Colima near Fullerton. It was paired with the old Colima Bowling alley, Mar...