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by Bearhawke
07 Aug 2012 23:23
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Former Boston Market locations in your area
Replies: 37
Views: 27790

Re: Former Boston Market locations in your area

There's a Boston Market here in Scottsdale about 2 miles from where I live............
by Bearhawke
07 Aug 2012 23:21
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Baskin-Robbins Architectures (1959-1990)
Replies: 1
Views: 6161

Re: Baskin-Robbins Architectures (1959-1990)

Could anyone here please enlighten me as to the history of Baskin-Robbins' architectural styles owing to the style of architectures as well as the signage? http://www.groceteria.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3052 The old "ragtime/circus 31" logo many of us have remembered was first used in 1959 (a...
by Bearhawke
20 Dec 2011 21:51
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: old store brands
Replies: 33
Views: 33155

Re: old store brands

The "generics" era was the time of double-digit inflation, they were supposedly even cheaper than the store brand and were basically slightly lower in quality than the store brand. There was even a generic "beer" which was made by the infamous Falstaff brewery I remember the 'generic' craze as well...
by Bearhawke
08 Dec 2011 23:24
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Hechinger
Replies: 23
Views: 18067

Re: Hechinger

are you saying that the first store in Pa. opened in the early 80's? My mother in law thinks she remembers buying materials from the Woodlyn store in the late 60's. No, back in the late 60's, Hechinger was only in the Washington DC area. The first store outside of DC was Annapolis MD. And that was ...
by Bearhawke
18 Aug 2011 22:42
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Cold Stone closings...replaced by Thrifty's?
Replies: 4
Views: 7154

Re: Cold Stone closings...replaced by Thrifty's?

Paper or Plastic wrote:unknown on the Thrifty ice cream.. but it would taste better than cold stone. Their product reeks of flavoring chemicals.
Thrifty ice cream had quite a good rep in the day............
by Bearhawke
28 May 2011 15:19
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Hemet CA
Replies: 15
Views: 11606

Re: Hemet CA

Another swing through Hemet, along Florida/Hwy 74. Truly is a flash to the past...with so many evident/former businesses: Naugles=La Cabana--the first site as you go east. Wienerschnitzl=La Cabana--the 2nd one (address is 2244). Naugles=former site is now Del Taco (towards the end of Florida/74) Ch...
by Bearhawke
09 Apr 2011 23:42
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Older McDonald's Locations
Replies: 50
Views: 38419

Re: Older McDonald's Locations

McDonalds at Lee Hwy just W of Glebe Rd in Arlington, Va: started out as a Golden Arch unit then remodeled to a mansard ca. 1975. Left NoVa in 1978.
by Bearhawke
09 Apr 2011 23:37
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Pioneer Chicken
Replies: 33
Views: 31492

Re: Pioneer Chicken

We had a (probable) Pioneer Chicken here in Tempe, Az. at the corner of Broadway and Rural; the building is still there.
by Bearhawke
15 Jan 2011 16:14
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Burger Chef
Replies: 17
Views: 10993

Re: Burger Chef

Burger Chef: I remember the one in south Arlington, Va. on Glebe Rd, it was actually south of I 95. Note this was ca. 1977 in all fairness.
by Bearhawke
15 Jan 2011 16:06
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Acme in the DC area
Replies: 8
Views: 5496

Re: Acme in the DC area

The Acme was at Lee Highway and Graham Road. Grand Union/Great Valu was Annandale Road and Arlington Blvd. Do you know if the nearby Loehmann's has closed? I wonder why the Giant-anchored center is named after that store instead. Loehmann's is bankrupt and closed their only other store remotely clo...
by Bearhawke
13 Jan 2011 20:53
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Acme in the DC area
Replies: 8
Views: 5496

Re: Acme in the DC area

I remember a Food Fair/Pantry Pride along Rte 7 near Bailey's Crossroads. Note my family didn't move to NoVa from Silver Spring till 1969.
by Bearhawke
12 Jan 2011 23:19
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Van de Kamp's Restaurant Sites
Replies: 19
Views: 17370

Re: Van de Kamp's Restaurant Sites

I remember an Alphy's in Van Nuys ca. 1982 but; for the life of me, can't remember its exact location. E of Van Nuys Blvd near Victory or Vanowen?
by Bearhawke
12 Jan 2011 23:14
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Chain Drugstores with Operating Lunch Counters
Replies: 6
Views: 10002

Re: Chain Drugstores with Operating Lunch Counters

The People's Drug on Lee Hwy near Glebe Rd in Arlington had a lunch counter, but it was gone ca. 1975-76 if memory holds me correctly.
by Bearhawke
12 Jan 2011 23:10
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Blythe CA
Replies: 9
Views: 4822

Re: Blythe CA

On the way back...was able to swing again through the booming Blythe. Had not looked at the Ford dealer...until I found the other posting. Yup. Indeed had been a grocery store. Will try to actually stop into the dealer next time to see if there are any remnants from Safeway. What is funny tho...is ...
by Bearhawke
12 Jan 2011 23:08
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Blythe CA
Replies: 9
Views: 4822

Re: Blythe CA

It is odd that Wal-Mart has not entered Blythe (a city of around 10,000)-an understored, isolated town. The closest big city is Yuma. And for weirder yet: Parker, Az which is maybe only 30-40 miles N of Blythe has a Wal-Mart, a nice Safeway and a Bashas--------yet has only ca. 3K people. Admittedly...