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by Jason B.
24 Jun 2019 01:24
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway-Walnut Creek, Calif. (Tice Valley)-2007 Renovation
Replies: 5
Views: 3262

Re: Safeway-Walnut Creek, Calif. (Tice Valley)-2007 Renovation

Here are photos taken of this "Rossmoor" Safeway store exterior on August 25, 2007. Incidentally, I don't think that the renovation ever took place. I think that the exterior of this store appears just about the same in 2019.
by Jason B.
18 Jun 2019 04:08
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Book About Commercial Architecture in Southern California - Early 20th Century
Replies: 1
Views: 179

Book About Commercial Architecture in Southern California - Early 20th Century

I just discovered a book about commercial architecture in southern California in the early twentieth century. It is "The Drive-In, the Supermarket, and the Transformation of Commercial Space in Los Angeles, 1914-1941" by Richard Longstreth, a professor at George Washington University in Washington, ...
by Jason B.
27 Apr 2019 06:57
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Bethesda, Maryland - Safeway at Bradley Blvd. & Arlington, Rd. - Re-built in 2011
Replies: 0
Views: 169

Bethesda, Maryland - Safeway at Bradley Blvd. & Arlington, Rd. - Re-built in 2011

The Safeway store at the southwesterly corner of Bradley Blvd. and Arlington Rd. in Bethesda, Md. was demolished and completely re-built circa 2011. A video on YouTube shows the demolition and reconstruction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykXKAO5aPKg A banner on the front of the new building in th...
by Jason B.
24 Apr 2019 07:04
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway's original SoCal division
Replies: 10
Views: 6858

Re: Safeway's original SoCal division

A 1981 Safeway Southern California division television commercial (aired Feb. 16, 1981 on KNBC-TV channel 4 Los Angeles/Burbank) appears in this YouTube video beginning at 1:59:45: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZBTXDShaK8 The old "circle-S" logo still was in use. This was a time of high price inf...
by Jason B.
18 Mar 2019 04:02
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway locations-East S.F. Bay Area-1963
Replies: 1
Views: 2752

Re: Safeway locations-East S.F. Bay Area-1963

A "Marina"-style Safeway store opened in Livermore circa 1961 at First Street and Q Street. A new Safeway store opened behind it in 1975, a store that was greatly expanded in 2000. The "Marina" Safeway in Livermore was an Orchard Supply Hardware location from the late 1970s (after Safeway moved to t...
by Jason B.
09 Feb 2019 04:49
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway locations-Oakland, Calif.-1963
Replies: 12
Views: 8600

Re: Safeway locations-Oakland, Calif.-1963

Safeway store location list for Oakland, Calif. and vicinity in 1968 From “Oakland Tribune” of Wed., Oct. 16, 1968 “YOU’LL FIND A COMPLETE LIQUOR DEPT. AT THESE SAFEWAY STORES” Oakland: 5354 Claremont Ave. 5130 Broadway 2900 Broadway 6310 College Ave. 3550 Fruitvale Ave. 3747 Grand Ave. 3434 High S...
by Jason B.
04 Dec 2018 04:26
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Fresno-Grocery Stores-Early & Mid-20th Century
Replies: 1
Views: 1780

Fresno-Grocery Stores-Early & Mid-20th Century

The "Fresno Bee" (FB) and "Fresno Morning Republican" (FMR) newspaper index has a few cards devoted to "RETAIL STORES-GROCERY STORES." They offer insights into the grocery store business in Fresno in the early and mid-20th century: (1) Piggly Wiggly to open here. FMR 11/1/23 (2) H. Graff & Co. chang...
by Jason B.
04 Dec 2018 04:01
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: White Front Stores
Replies: 48
Views: 47477

Re: White Front Stores

The "Fresno Bee" newspaper index has four listings on its "RETAIL STORES-WHITE FRONT" card concerning the Fresno, Calif. location: (1) Plans $1 million store in Fresno. 10/1/64 p. 1A (2) White Front opening tomorrow. 5/26/65 1A (3) Ribbon cutting opens White Front. 5/27/65 6A (4) Will open new super...
by Jason B.
07 Sep 2018 05:34
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Does anyone remeber Fazios?
Replies: 17
Views: 15455

Re: Does anyone remeber Fazios?

There is a brief "Fazio's - The Food People" television ad from Nov. 14, 1975 on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjLJ0bmMqtI Go to 1:40. This commercial aired on KABC-TV Los Angeles during "Good Morning America."
by Jason B.
07 Sep 2018 05:30
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Alphy's Coffee Shops
Replies: 4
Views: 5879

Re: Alphy's Coffee Shops

An Alphy's television commercial from the Nov. 14, 1975 broadcast of ABC's "Good Morning America" (from KABC-TV Los Angeles) is on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjLJ0bmMqtI Go to 12:38. This is a short ad, just ten seconds, promoting 99-cent breakfasts.
by Jason B.
03 Sep 2018 20:39
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway Grand Opening-Photo-Unknown Date & Location
Replies: 5
Views: 4165

Safeway Grand Opening-Photo-Unknown Date & Location

The Duke University archive of Outdoor Advertising Association of America photos includes a color shot of a Safeway store exterior and parking lot during a "grand opening." See: https://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/sizes/oaaaarchives_AAA2341/ Date likely is 1960s or 1970s based on automobiles...
by Jason B.
03 Sep 2018 20:20
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Alphy's Coffee Shops
Replies: 4
Views: 5879

Re: Alphy's Coffee Shops

Duke University has digitized a black and white photograph of an Alphy's sign (along with an Alpha Beta sign and a Save On Drugs sign) on a marquee. No location or date is given in the caption. The name of the four-lane main street is not visible, but "Clark" was a cross-street at a signalized inter...
by Jason B.
22 Jun 2018 04:45
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Food Basket (Division of Lucky Stores)-San Diego Area-1959
Replies: 6
Views: 9209

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

A Food Basket television commercial from 1984 can be viewed at 22:05 of this YouTube video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpWWgPUdDgY

This ad apparently aired on KGTV, channel 10, the ABC affiliate in San Diego, during the 1984 Summer Olympic Games. This commercial touts summer fruit.
by Jason B.
25 Mar 2018 00:25
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Stockton-1861 Pacific Ave.-Safeway-Photos from 1940s or '50s
Replies: 0
Views: 4210

Stockton-1861 Pacific Ave.-Safeway-Photos from 1940s or '50s

Photos of the Safeway store that operated at 1861 Pacific Avenue in Stockton in the 1940s and '50s are posted on this webpage: http://www.wrightrealtors.com/stockton/miracle_mile.htm The webpage has an interesting history of Pacific Avenue as Stockton's "Miracle Mile" commercial district in the year...
by Jason B.
28 Jan 2018 03:17
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: New location list: San Jose
Replies: 1
Views: 3724

Re: New location list: San Jose

The former Safeway store at 4140 Monterey (Road) Highway, San Jose, apparently is now an independent grocery store called "Marina Grocery." It appears to be a former "Marina"-style Safeway, but I do not know if that is the derivation of the store's name. The shopping center a bit south of the inters...