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by javelin
18 Aug 2015 23:32
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Smith's Food King in Socal--with store locations
Replies: 42
Views: 36995

Re: Smith's Food King in Socal--with store locations

Help me solve a question. According to fellow Downeyites, 10231 Lakewood, Downey CA used to be a Smith's Food King. I remember it as a Market Basket. It's now a Pep Boys. It was originally a Raisin's.
by javelin
30 Jul 2012 02:22
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Pre-CKE Green Burrito Locations
Replies: 2
Views: 5059

Re: Pre-CKE Green Burrito Locations

That looks like a former Naugles. Stand alone Green Burrito locations are still around. Some are in strip malls like the one in Apple Valley.
by javelin
24 Feb 2012 04:39
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at
Replies: 36
Views: 35031

Re: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at

California:

Expo
Lucky
Alpha Beta
Hughes
Save More (local chain)

Stores I can remember as a kid:
Jewel-T
Fedmart
Gemco
Boys Market
Market Basket
The Pantry
by javelin
11 Jan 2012 02:22
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Bookstores
Replies: 9
Views: 7011

Re: Bookstores

Crown Books, owned by the same company that owned Trak Auto and Dart Drug, began to phase out their smaller stores for superstores that sold books, games and software.
by javelin
07 Jan 2012 19:37
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Long John Silver's freestanding stores
Replies: 30
Views: 21121

Re: Long John Silver's freestanding stores

The location in Montclair, CA just closed.
by javelin
07 Jan 2012 19:22
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Zody's
Replies: 88
Views: 60821

Re: Zody's

UPLAND, 1445 EAST FOOTHILL BLVD, OPENED 1982

Was Upland Marketplace indoor swap meet, closed 12/27/11. A grocery store is planning to open there sometime this year.
by javelin
23 Aug 2011 01:27
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Cold Stone closings...replaced by Thrifty's?
Replies: 4
Views: 5518

Re: Cold Stone closings...replaced by Thrifty's?

Cold Stone seems to have a lot of franchisees furious with them. So I'm guessing the likelihood they just wanted out of their contract and switched to something else. I understand the Thrifty's ice cream stores are found in AZ, but to my knowledge this is the first in CA. Now I'm going to have some ...
by javelin
30 Jul 2011 02:20
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Sears Hardware, dead chain?
Replies: 8
Views: 6912

Re: Sears Hardware, dead chain?

In California, Sears bought Orchard Supply Hardware, which itself had acquired several locations from Builders Emporium, and converted the few Sears hardware stores here to OSH.
by javelin
02 Jul 2011 03:04
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Cold Stone closings...replaced by Thrifty's?
Replies: 4
Views: 5518

Cold Stone closings...replaced by Thrifty's?

A local Cold Stone located inside a gas station closed, and was replaced by a Thrifty's Ice Cream store. Outside of Mexico, I've never seen one outside of a Rite Aid. I knew Cold Stone was having problems with its franchisees, but it came as a surprise Rite Aid would sell Thrifty's franchises in Cal...
by javelin
16 May 2010 02:10
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Pavillions ever in Victorville?
Replies: 15
Views: 6534

Re: Pavillions ever in Victorville?

Question=in the center with the former site (now furniture store)...there was a Sav-On, which I assumed became a CVS. Across the street at the new store, there was a LONGS. With CVS acquiring LONGS after Sav-On, which site is CVS running? Did the vacant drugstore become something else? The Sav-On c...
by javelin
15 May 2010 00:53
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Pavillions ever in Victorville?
Replies: 15
Views: 6534

Re: Pavillions ever in Victorville?

The furniture store directly across the street from the Victorville store was also a Vons until around 1989 when the new present-day location was built. I had heard a while ago that the store may have been originally planned as a Pavilions, but was changed as a result of the purchase of Southern Cal...
by javelin
07 Nov 2009 02:32
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: That used to be a department store?!
Replies: 18
Views: 9591

Re: That used to be a department store?!

The old Sears in Victorville, CA was used as a thrift store for several years before becoming a church. For years they still had the roll-up doors from the old auto department which have now been covered up. When JCPenney closed their Treasury stores, the location in Buena Park became a racquetball ...
by javelin
03 Sep 2009 03:28
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Tastee-Freez
Replies: 15
Views: 12441

Tastee-Freez

So the brand is still around and owned by the same franchisor that owns the California Wienerschnitzels (never seen one go out of business until this week), but what happened that caused the implosion of the chain in the 80's? They were everywhere! Too many locations? And I've seen some of them conv...
by javelin
25 Mar 2009 03:16
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Pioneer Chicken
Replies: 33
Views: 27138

Re: Pioneer Chicken

LA Times reports Echo Park location is closed, didn't mention other locations. Are the rest still open?
by javelin
22 Mar 2009 14:15
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Kmart again
Replies: 1
Views: 2951

Re: Kmart again

Cherry-picking...W.T. Grant went bankrupt and liquidated in 1975.