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by klkla
11 Jul 2019 21:41
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: Kansas City MO, 1925-1992
Replies: 11
Views: 224

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: 109

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: 4207

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...
by klkla
16 Jun 2019 21:43
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: NEW: Spokane WA, 1925-1960
Replies: 16
Views: 4207

Re: NEW: Spokane WA, 1925-1960

Spokane is now updated through 2015, which proved much more interesting than I expected: https://www.groceteria.com/place/us-washington/spokane/ 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: https...
by klkla
15 Jun 2019 23:05
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Texas Updates
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: Texas Updates

This was interesting. 1986 Dallas gives about as good a snapshot as you can get into Safeway's operation near the end of their presence there. They announced the decision to close the Dallas Division on April 24th 1987. This Tom Thumb was particularly interesting. Does anyone know the story of it? h...
by klkla
28 Apr 2019 18:00
Forum: Announcements, FAQs, Etc.
Topic: SSL upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 1784

Re: SSL upgrade

It's also disturbing that we're heading towards a web where the authority for validating a website is placed not with the site author, not with the visitor, but in the hands of anonymous entities like "DigiCert Inc." I know nothing about. What those companies do is verify the owner of site and then...
by klkla
24 Apr 2019 17:28
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: NEW: Phoenix, 1925-1960
Replies: 7
Views: 5806

Re: NEW: Phoenix, 1925-1960

I would guess that 3435 W Buckeye Rd, Phoenix AZ was probably a regional distribution center. In 1980 Arden operated approximately 102 stores of which 43 were in Arizona (IIRC). They had closed their central distribution center and corporate office complex on Slauson Ave. in Commerce around this sam...
by klkla
21 Feb 2019 21:24
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: New location list: Petaluma and Rohnert Park CA
Replies: 1
Views: 741

Re: New location list: Petaluma and Rohnert Park CA

Was it common for Lucky to have oval signs? When I first saw this I thought it must have been an Alpha Beta but that doesn't seem to be the case: https://www.google.com/maps/place/1000+Petaluma+Blvd+N,+Petaluma,+CA+94952/@38.2454717,-122.6448306,3a,75y,31.08h,95.67t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sXVmN-QZrXCj7p...
by klkla
16 Feb 2019 17:41
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Mayfair Market Palm Springs
Replies: 4
Views: 908

Re: Mayfair Market Palm Springs

Is this the Alpha Beta? It's also a good example of the moderne architectural style:

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/74239093827851128
by klkla
14 Feb 2019 00:03
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Mayfair Market Palm Springs
Replies: 4
Views: 908

Mayfair Market Palm Springs

I was looking at the recent thread about Safeway in Palm Springs and tried to research a little about it, but something else came up that I thought was interesting. A 1960 build Mayfair Market that at 30,000 sq ft. was the largest supermarket in the Coachella Valley at the time. https://digital.lib....
by klkla
11 Feb 2019 18:22
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Palm Springs Safeway Update
Replies: 2
Views: 836

Re: Palm Springs Safeway Update

Interesting photos. I assumed that the entrance had always been on Highway 111 (as it was with Staples IIRC). View from 111: https://www.google.com/maps/@33.818466,-116.5468056,3a,75y,98.63h,89.1t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sTA8F0X-Zuip803JgLGUBlg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 But based on your photos it looks like th...
by klkla
06 Jan 2019 18:42
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Palm Springs Safeway ??
Replies: 1
Views: 1629

Re: Palm Springs Safeway ??

I don't know what year it closed. The store in Palm Desert was quite a bit closer though, I think. It probably had more of an impact on the store in question closing. Does anyone know what years Palm Desert and Palm Springs (Rimrock) opened? Based on architecture I would assume Palm Desert opened in...
by klkla
19 Dec 2018 00:48
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: McDonald's sauces at grocery stores
Replies: 1
Views: 1712

McDonald's sauces at grocery stores

I stumbled on this today: https://www.google.com/maps/place/FreshCo/@43.2285421,-79.7720647,3a,75y,90t/data=!3m8!1e2!3m6!1sAF1QipO54YjRghIV9bvsIrZJ0Xti7oeh7rInRBD9VIR8!2e10!3e12!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipO54YjRghIV9bvsIrZJ0Xti7oeh7rInRBD9VIR8%3Dw203-h152-k-no!7i4608!8i3456!...
by klkla
03 Dec 2018 23:47
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: New article: Krogering in Greensboro
Replies: 5
Views: 19375

Re: New article: Krogering in Greensboro

Interesting article. It seems strange that they made their biggest expansion right before they sold out.
by klkla
20 Oct 2018 22:55
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Big Bear Chain-San Diego Area-1959
Replies: 6
Views: 7960

Re: Big Bear Chain-San Diego Area-1959

This is a very interesting article about the day in the life of a Big Bear store manager written in December 1992. They first announced they were selling all their stores less than a year later in October 1993. https://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/1992/dec/10/cover-big-bear-market/ They interviewed t...