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by klkla
08 Nov 2019 19:30
Forum: Announcements, FAQs, Etc.
Topic: The "official" anniversary
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: The "official" anniversary

Congratulations!
by klkla
24 Oct 2019 22:23
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: New location list: San Diego, 1925-1980
Replies: 1
Views: 5806

Re: New location list: San Diego, 1925-1980

The one oddity on this list is the only Vons, a small store at 3780 Mission Blvd. that is listed as being a Piggly Wiggly pre 1954. Vons' first full-sized supermarket in San Diego opened in the 1950's on Mission Blvd. in Oceanside (I don't know the exact year) but the street address is not the same....
by klkla
24 Oct 2019 21:35
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Vons Pantry Stores
Replies: 7
Views: 6523

Re: Vons Pantry Stores

For years I assumed this was previously a Safeway since it was a Pavilions Place. I see they didn't just use "Place" on the smaller acquired Safeway stores in better areas. I'm pretty sure they first used the Pavilions Place moniker on the stores acquired from Safeway before applying it to that sto...
by klkla
22 Oct 2019 21:27
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Mayfair Locations-San Diego-1959
Replies: 3
Views: 2914

Re: Mayfair Locations-San Diego-1959

The Thursday, November 12, 1959 edition of the San Diego Union contains many advertisements for supermarkets and grocery stores in the San Diego area. I will post information from each one separately. Mayfair ran a two-page ad. Pork was the main special, "spareribs or smoked picnics," "your choice ...
by klkla
21 Oct 2019 18:28
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Mayfair-1958 Color Film-California-Unknown Location
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Re: Mayfair-1958 Color Film-California-Unknown Location

It looks exactly like the store that was located on 30th street near University avenue but the morning shadow wouldn't make sense at that location because it was on the eastern side of the street (Unless it was actually shot in the late afternoon). At 0:35 you see them walking into the store. The ca...
by klkla
20 Sep 2019 23:40
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Market Basket locations in 1959 and 1963
Replies: 19
Views: 34152

Re: Market Basket locations in 1959 and 1963

11766 Wilshire Blvd, West LA--Pavilions. It's the short building between the towers. This store has been talked about in another thread as having been a Ralphs before it was torn down to build the tower. http://local.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=pp734453vcd0&style=o&lvl=2&scene=3580981 I stumbled a...
by klkla
05 Sep 2019 19:12
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)
Replies: 169
Views: 118491

Re: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)

Would you happen to know if the Vons at Lakeside Shopping Center was always a Vons? I assume it was always a Vons. I was thinking there was a chance that it might have been a Shopping Bag originally, but that is unlikely because it was built in 1962 and Vons had already bought Shopping Bag in March...
by klkla
04 Sep 2019 20:56
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)
Replies: 169
Views: 118491

Re: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)

I can't entirely tell if the building that now houses a Smart & Final Extra! existed at that time; in 1977, this shopping complex was rather new as the land was actually part of the Ranch lot that was sold off. The LA County Assessor's website shows both the Alpha Beta (currently Smart & Final) and...
by klkla
04 Aug 2019 21:13
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: NEW: Portland (Oregon) 1932-1987
Replies: 8
Views: 5602

Re: NEW: Portland (Oregon) 1932-1987

After reading this I was curious about Tradewell, a chain I remember when I lived in Seattle as a child. I found this interesting article which barely mentions Tradewell but has the interesting history of a chain called 'Groceteria' of all things. Not sure if this has already been posted on this mes...
by klkla
28 Jul 2019 19:40
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: American Stores Company operated restaurants in the 1980's
Replies: 5
Views: 4925

Re: American Stores Company operated restaurants in the 1980's

I'm pretty sure, but not 100% certain, that the restaurants were Alphy's as mentioned in the first post of this thread.

I think they were still open into the 1980's.
by klkla
28 Jul 2019 19:30
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Safeway 1986 & Unsettling Times Eastern Division
Replies: 3
Views: 3107

Re: Safeway 1986 & Unsettling Times Eastern Division

This article from March 5th 1987 has some information about this. "Bradford said Safeway has no plans to sell six divisions: Southern California, Northern California, Phoenix, Seattle, Portland, Ore. and Washington, D.C. But the remaining eight divisions--Dallas, Houston, El Paso, Denver, Kansas Cit...
by klkla
16 Jul 2019 22:57
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Sears/Safeway rumor from 2006
Replies: 5
Views: 4428

Re: Sears/Safeway rumor from 2006

The timing would make sense for an opportunistic takeover. By 2006 it was obvious the acquisitions of Randall's/Tom Thumb, Dominick's and Genuardi's was a bust and was having an impact on their share price. Perfect time for someone like Eddie Lambert to try and profit from the situation.
by klkla
11 Jul 2019 21:41
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: Kansas City MO, 1925-1992
Replies: 11
Views: 3406

Re: NEW: Kansas City MO, 1925-1992

Hmmm... Food Barn Sues Safeway Over Sale of Kansas City Stores Well, that at least pinpoints the year of Safeway's KC departure to 1988...the same year as most of Safeway's other post-KKR divestments. No word on how they came to use the name. Food Barn lasted to 1994. Safeway had both Food Barn and...
by klkla
05 Jul 2019 19:33
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: The Lost And Forgotten Supermarkets Of LA's Past
Replies: 0
Views: 4389

The Lost And Forgotten Supermarkets Of LA's Past

I found an interesting article posted on the LAist website that has some good photos about the history of supermarkets in SoCal that no longer exist. Hopefully it will be of interest to people on this site: https://laist.com/2019/07/05/las_lost_supermarkets_grocery_stores_of_the_past.php They debunk...
by klkla
17 Jun 2019 19:46
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: NEW: Spokane WA, 1925-1960
Replies: 16
Views: 8536

Re: NEW: Spokane WA, 1925-1960

For 1304 N Liberty Lake Rd you put Albertsons? for 2010 and Safeway? for 2015. This photo definitely indicates the store was converted to a Safeway The question marks were there because the location was not listed in the 2010 and 2015 city directories, so it was clear that it HAD been converted, bu...