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by TheStranger
10 Mar 2017 14:31
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Huskinson's
Replies: 2
Views: 11566

Re: Huskinson's

Hi,

I'm not sure where the scanned file is - this was from over 11 years ago. It may be on my archive CDs somewhere at home, but I can't say for sure.
by TheStranger
08 Feb 2016 20:11
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Possible former Albertsons
Replies: 24
Views: 13342

Brentwood Market

PnS was from another company Safeway bought out (when and what, I forgot) Brentwood Markets, a South San Francisco-based chain which Safeway bought in 1983: http://www.groceteria.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=176 (2006 thread on PnS - second page mentions a PnS location in a former KMart in Dublin) htt...
by TheStranger
01 Feb 2016 16:49
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Possible former Albertsons
Replies: 24
Views: 13342

Re: Possible former Albertsons

I'm surprised of the claims that this was a former Kmart (at least built as such), because it really reminds me of many of the 1970s-era former Safeway stores in Houston (now mostly serving as Fiesta if they're still in grocery use at all). At least one Yelp review of the PNS/Safeway mentions its K...
by TheStranger
17 Jan 2016 17:24
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Possible former Albertsons
Replies: 24
Views: 13342

Re: Possible former Albertsons

My photo of the former Pak 'n' Save in South San Francisco, now Safeway: https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfl1/t31.0-8/12471321_10104128968710433_4269675123749664845_o.jpg EDIT: Out-of-focus photo of the parking lot sign that is still in the Pak 'n' Save shape: https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hph...
by TheStranger
14 Jan 2016 15:54
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Possible former Albertsons
Replies: 24
Views: 13342

Re: Pak N Save

TheStranger wrote:Here's the new on-store signage for Pak 'n Save in South San Francisco, with the Safeway text:
An update: As of this past Sunday (January 10) this store is now a full-blown Safeway. I'll post a photo when I get a chance
by TheStranger
19 Nov 2015 04:17
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: What is the oldest Safeway in operation?
Replies: 11
Views: 9442

Re: What is the oldest Safeway in operation?

A couple of recent photos I took of the marina Safeway at 30th & Mission in San Francisco's Bernal Heights:

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by TheStranger
19 Nov 2015 04:15
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Possible former Albertsons
Replies: 24
Views: 13342

Re: Pak N Save

Here's the new on-store signage for Pak 'n Save in South San Francisco, with the Safeway text:

Image
by TheStranger
18 Nov 2015 13:12
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Possible former Albertsons
Replies: 24
Views: 13342

Re: Possible former Albertsons

There aren't any good pictures of the interior but the interior seems different from a regular Lifestyle remodel. Could be the angles, however... I think the sheer scale of the South San Francisco store (a former KMart if I am not mistaken) and the retention of a finished concrete floor do much to ...
by TheStranger
17 Nov 2015 19:13
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Possible former Albertsons
Replies: 24
Views: 13342

Pak N Save

From reading Yelp reviews, it seems Pak n Save is being eliminated as well, remodeling into normal Safeway stores. Given Albertsons Cos. apparent dislike for self-checkouts, and Pak n Save not even listed on their list of brands (it shows Lucky and Super Saver), I can imagine that it won't be kept....
by TheStranger
17 Nov 2015 19:11
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: What is the oldest Safeway in operation?
Replies: 11
Views: 9442

Re: What is the oldest Safeway in operation?

The Market St. Safeway might have been Marina-styled ages ago, but it certainly isn't now. I think it is so old, that it was built without a Marina roof, was given one when that became the chain's "signature style" and has since been expanded and remodeled beyond recognition. That location definite...
by TheStranger
26 Oct 2015 15:49
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at
Replies: 36
Views: 31197

Re: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at

I guess fresh&easy will soon be on this list as well...I went to the now-closed location on Silver Avenue in San Francisco (I think the only remaining location in SF is at the former Albertsons at Clement/32nd on what had been a Safeway from the 1950s to 1995)
by TheStranger
06 Oct 2015 13:54
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Dale's Markets, San Fernando Valley, 1984
Replies: 14
Views: 15525

Re: Dale's Markets, San Fernando Valley, 1984

Glad I found this thread. I worked at Dale's while a senior in high school, 1978-79. A few thoughts: The store at Devonshire and Reseda was Store #31, considered the "flagship" of the chain. David Dale (Sr.) personally shopped there each Sunday morning, as he lived in Granada Hills. When did this s...
by TheStranger
06 Oct 2015 13:50
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Safeway-Meat Department-1961
Replies: 3
Views: 3880

Re: Safeway-Meat Department-1961

Jason B. wrote:Correction: Grand opening date of Livermore, Calif. Marina-style store was May (not March) 10, 1961.
Does this store building still exist today?
by TheStranger
05 Oct 2015 13:18
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Non-Safeway Marina-style stores
Replies: 17
Views: 16597

Re: Non-Safeway Marina-style stores

Justin Karimzad referred earlier in this message string to the Food Bowl on McKee Road in San Jose, Calif. There are 1950s or '60s photos of this supermarket on Calisphere: http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/kt667nf3pf/ http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/kt1m3nf279/ http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/...
by TheStranger
05 Oct 2015 13:15
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at
Replies: 36
Views: 31197

Re: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at

QFI, Cala Foods, Bell Markets (all the ex-Yucaipa/Ralphs-operated chains in the SF Bay Area) - went to the QFI in South San Francisco when it was that and later Bell Market; went to the Cala locations in Daly City (Skyline Plaza - now 99 Ranch Market; Mission Street - originally was a Bell Market) a...