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by OCRedCub
18 Apr 2013 19:39
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: McCoy's Market, Whittier
Replies: 17
Views: 11620

Re: McCoy's Market, Whittier

Where was the "Whittier Downs" Shopping Center? What else was in it?
The McCoy's mom shopped at when I was a kid was in East Whittier, near the intersection of Leffingwell Road and Santa Gertrudes Ave., about a mile south of Whittwood.
by OCRedCub
11 Mar 2013 00:32
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Boston Store, Whittwood Mall (Whittier, CA)
Replies: 1
Views: 3890

Boston Store, Whittwood Mall (Whittier, CA)

In Whittier, CA at the Whittwood Mall, there was a small department store called Boston Store. I remember shopping there through the 1980s. Not sure if it was part of a chain or related to any other local store. I do remember hearing that it was formerly a Myers (Meyers) department store, which expl...
by OCRedCub
21 Aug 2010 04:49
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Can anyone identify this mystery market in Whittier Ca?
Replies: 4
Views: 2888

Re: Can anyone identify this mystery market in Whittier Ca?

It WAS an Albertsons in the 70s and early 80s.
My family did our wash at the laundromat in the same shopping center.
We would often buy detergent and snacks at that store. Or do some grocery shopping while our clothes were in the washer.
by OCRedCub
21 Aug 2010 04:46
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Beno's
Replies: 7
Views: 5025

Re: Beno's

WOW! That triggered something long buried and forgotten.
Was the La Habra Beno's in an industrial building/industrial area?
I just remember a bright (yellow?) sign with black letters.
by OCRedCub
14 Apr 2010 01:54
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Tastee-Freez
Replies: 15
Views: 11574

Re: Tastee-Freez

Dean wrote: La Habra CA
On Harbor Boulevard, just below Central Avenue/La Habra Boulevard. Not sure if still standing. Jeff?!
The distinctive TF building is still on the east side of Harbor, about a block south of La Habra.
I think it's now a burger place - Volcano Burger?
by OCRedCub
14 Apr 2010 01:32
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Liquor Barn locations in LA & OC, 1985
Replies: 8
Views: 10619

Re: Liquor Barn locations in LA & OC, 1985

The location on Beach Blvd. in La Habra had once been a Fed-Mart.
In the 1980s, the most of the shopping center was demolished to build a new Smith's. This later became Vons.
The only part still original to the 1970s is the Firestone on the northeast corner, facing Beach.
by OCRedCub
14 Apr 2010 01:13
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Can anyone identify this mystery market in Whittier Ca?
Replies: 4
Views: 2888

Re: Can anyone identify this mystery market in Whittier Ca?

That store was a small Albertsons for many years. I think it closed in the mid-1980s.
by OCRedCub
24 Dec 2009 17:21
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: 1938 Balboa Market in Newport Beach set to be demolished
Replies: 2
Views: 2159

1938 Balboa Market in Newport Beach set to be demolished

To build yet another beach parking lot!
From yesterday's Orange County Register:
http://www.ocregister.com/news/market-2 ... asian.html
I recall reading recently that the building housed an A&P or Safeway in it's early years, but now I can't find the source.
by OCRedCub
12 Sep 2009 00:57
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Need Help identifing building
Replies: 9
Views: 4783

Nixon Market Demolished

The Stats Party Supply at 15801 Whittier Blvd. in Whittier has been torn down. Originally it was a semi-open "ranch" style market from the mid-1950s run by Richard Nixon's parents and brothers. The brick-facade rambling structure replaced their earlier gas station/market that was across the old stat...
by OCRedCub
04 May 2009 02:45
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise
Replies: 177
Views: 76326

Re: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise

I miss Fab One Shots. It was like a pair of fabric softener sheets with big holes. And one load's worth of powdered detergent stuffed between them. The soap dissolved (mostly) in the wash. And then the empty envelope was your fabric softener sheet in the dryer. Perfect for college kids. Ingenious. B...
by OCRedCub
04 May 2009 01:54
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: LA Safeways That Became Vons
Replies: 41
Views: 29882

Re: LA Safeways That Became Vons

The former Brea Safeway (Central/State College - Brea Blvd) is the tiniest Vons I've been in outside of Avalon (Catalina Island). The locals refer to it as Vons Junior. I think the Pavillions Place you were thinking of was in the Sunny Hills neighborhood of Fullerton - corner of Rosecrans and Euclid...
by OCRedCub
03 May 2009 23:45
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: TG&Y
Replies: 24
Views: 16196

Re: TG&Y

TG&Y was similar to a Sprouse-Reitz, but larger.
I remember lots of them in North Orange County CA. My cousin worked at one in the Riverside/Corona area.
Does anybody know what T, G, and Y stood for?
I don't know the connection to Wal-Mart.
by OCRedCub
03 May 2009 23:30
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Beno's
Replies: 7
Views: 5025

Re: Beno's

There was also a Beno's in the (long demolished) La Mirada Mall in La Mirada, CA. We used to go there for back to school clothes, along with the adjacent Woolco and KMart down the street. Seemed like a clearance/outlet kind of place (Burlington Coat Factory is the closest approximation today) I reme...
by OCRedCub
30 Dec 2008 17:41
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Diho Supermarket (Asian) chain
Replies: 7
Views: 3994

Re: Diho Supermarket (Asian) chain

There is, however, a 99 Ranch store located in central/west Anaheim at the corner of Euclid and Crescent (just north of the 5 Freeway). It's miles away from any significant Asian population centers (Little Seoul in Garden Grove, Little Saigon in Westminster, and the growing Korean portions of Fuller...