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by klkla
04 Aug 2019 21:13
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: NEW: Portland (Oregon) 1932-1987
Replies: 8
Views: 215

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: 2764

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: 482

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: 365

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: 469

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: 281

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: 4565

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: 4565

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: 8
Views: 653

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: 1902

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: 6030

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: 825

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: 1033

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: 1033

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: 930

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...