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by klkla
17 Jun 2019 19:46
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: NEW: Spokane WA, 1925-1960
Replies: 15
Views: 3801

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: 15
Views: 3801

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: 3
Views: 52

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: 1671

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: 5593

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: 669

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: 774

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: 774

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: 749

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: 1543

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: 0
Views: 1580

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: 19180

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: 7756

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...
by klkla
20 Oct 2018 22:03
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Food Basket (Division of Lucky Stores)-San Diego Area-1959
Replies: 6
Views: 9031

Re: Food Basket (Division of Lucky Stores)-San Diego Area-1959

I had heard back in the day that Lucky chose the Food Basket name because there was already a Lucky grocery store in the county (I think it was in Chula Vista or National City) but as mentioned in this thread and the other older one about Food Basket they actually acquired that chain in the 1950's. ...
by klkla
29 Sep 2018 19:42
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: NEW: Phoenix, 1925-1960
Replies: 7
Views: 5593

Re: NEW: Phoenix, 1925-1960

Thanks for doing this one. I was especially curious about the original El Rancho locations which evidently represented Mayfair Markets entry into Arizona. The design of the shopping center at 3217 E Camelback Rd. is a good example of a shopping center design they also used in some Las Vegas location...