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by J-Man
22 Jan 2018 19:58
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Hughes market La Habra ca
Replies: 10
Views: 8329

Re: Hughes market Whittier ca

The intersection of Whittier and Idaho is in La Habra (Orange Co.), not Whittier (L.A. Co.)
by J-Man
18 Jun 2016 11:29
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Vons Pantry Stores
Replies: 5
Views: 6121

Re: Vons Pantry Stores

Just ran across them in this article. From what I can gather, they were a chain of 10 stores that Vons purchased from Cullum Cos. (of Tom Thumb fame...it would ultimately share the Safeway umbrella by 1999) and were converted to the Vons name soon after. The one in Duarte was always a Pantry-- neve...
by J-Man
30 Nov 2012 20:28
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Albertsons-Lucky-Smith's (Garden Grove)
Replies: 2
Views: 3073

Re: Albertsons-Lucky-Smith's (Garden Grove)

The former Smith's-turned-Albertson's on Azusa Ave. in Covina also closed recently.
by J-Man
30 Nov 2012 20:22
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Gino's conversions
Replies: 2
Views: 4204

Re: Gino's conversions

I remember when I moved to Northern VA in 1978 I was surprised to find that Gino's were also KFC franchisees. And when Gino's went under, there were surprisingly few remaining KFC stores in the area because of Gino's dominance.
by J-Man
08 Aug 2012 02:31
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Former Boston Market locations in your area
Replies: 37
Views: 22860

Re: Former Boston Market locations in your area

Following up on my 2008 post about the former Boston Market in Duarte: it's been a Sonic Drive-In for the past couple of years. There's still an operating Boston Market on Arrow Highway in San Dimas, but the only other one I'm aware of in this area (Hastings Ranch neighborhood of Pasadena) recently ...
by J-Man
17 Jul 2012 21:23
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Pre-CKE Green Burrito Locations
Replies: 2
Views: 4912

Re: Pre-CKE Green Burrito Locations

Can't help too much with your questions, but I do know there's also one more stand-alone (i.e., non-Carl's Jr.) Green Burrito--it's in La Habra on Whittier Blvd. I think the Cypress location and this one are the last of the original chain that began in Hawaiian Gardens.
by J-Man
30 Apr 2012 02:15
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Rasco Tempo Discount Store
Replies: 15
Views: 18504

Re: Rasco Tempo Discount Store

I worked for Rasco's for 7 years and, by their standards, was vested in their pension plan. They no longer exist so the funds I put in the plan no longer exist either. If it was a defined benefit pension plan, your benefit was insured by the Pension Benefity Guaranty Corporation (a government agenc...
by J-Man
15 Jan 2012 21:07
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: The Sears Essentals experiment comes to a painful conclusion
Replies: 5
Views: 7127

Re: The Sears Essentals experiment comes to a painful conclu

The Sears Essentials in El Monte (formerly Kmart, and I believe a long-ago regular Sears) is also slated for closure. I believe there are still some Sears Grand format stores in operation-- like the one in Rancho Cucamonga.
by J-Man
23 Jun 2011 16:07
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: JCPenney mall locations
Replies: 16
Views: 13469

Re: JCPenney mall locations

At Sunrise Mall in Citrus Heights, CA, the original four anchors were Weinstock's (now Macy's), Liberty House (now Macy's), Penney's, and Sears. Penney's has always occupied one of the two anchor pads that is not on the end of the mall (Weinstocks's/Macy's and Sears have the end locations.)
by J-Man
10 Mar 2011 18:29
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Chveron Stations Operating as Standard Oil
Replies: 27
Views: 22218

Re: Chveron Stations Operating as Standard Oil

Amoco was originally Standard Oil Co. of Indiana.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_oil

By the way, on that same Wikipedia page, there's a picture of the Standard station in Las Vegas I referred to upthread.
by J-Man
06 Mar 2011 18:29
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: Desert Fashion Plaza, Palm Springs CA
Replies: 4
Views: 6240

Re: Desert Fashion Plaza, Palm Springs CA

And the other mall in Palm Springs, Palm Springs Mall, isn't doing too well either. Gottschalks died and Vons left, and now Rite-Aid and True Value are moving out. http://www.mydesert.com/article/2011022 ... tting-exit
by J-Man
05 Aug 2010 13:12
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Disappearing Sizzlers in your area
Replies: 30
Views: 15996

Re: Disappearing Sizzlers in your area

The Azusa (CA) Sizzler (corner of Citrus and Alosta) is closed.
by J-Man
05 Apr 2010 00:51
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Vons Locations, 1967
Replies: 23
Views: 12751

Re: Vons Locations, 1967

11471 Long Beach Blvd, Lynwood--underneath the 105 Freeway I was driving up Long Beach Blvd. in Lynwood this afternoon and noticed what appeared to be a former Marina-style Safeway building at approximately this location. It wasn't underneath the freeway, but just south of it (less than 1/8 mile.) ...
by J-Man
23 Jan 2010 00:20
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: MB Center Broadway and West MacArthur Blvd. Oakland, CA
Replies: 9
Views: 11674

Re: MB Center Broadway and West MacArthur Blvd. Oakland, CA

The MB Center was also the home to the first shopping center movie theater in the Bay Area. Theater 70 opened in 1970 on the MacArthur Blvd side (right where Howe St intersect MacArthur).
I think I would dispute that-- the GCC Sunvalley I and II opened when that mall opened (in Concord) in 1968.
by J-Man
05 Dec 2009 03:12
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway-Pleasant Hill, Calif.-DVC Plaza to ex-Mervyn's?
Replies: 1
Views: 2673

Re: Safeway-Pleasant Hill, Calif.-DVC Plaza to ex-Mervyn's?

And, as discussed here, that Mervyn's was originally a Baza'r.