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by Alloy
06 Jul 2014 23:45
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway locations-Oakland, Calif.-1963
Replies: 12
Views: 9394

Re: Safeway locations-Oakland, Calif.-1963

The rug store at College and Kales is a very standard Safeway design from the 1940s; there were hundreds of these and there may be more of these still standing and relatively unaltered than any of Safeway's past designs. The only reason I knew about that location was because my vocal coach had her ...
by Alloy
04 Jul 2014 22:23
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway locations-Oakland, Calif.-1963
Replies: 12
Views: 9394

Re: Safeway locations-Oakland, Calif.-1963

The former Safeway at 40th and Telegraph has been mentioned on here before; it houses an imported car parts store behind the two-story Mercedes-Benz dealership on the corner. The newer building is built on the old parking lot. The building at College and Kales has a rug store now. I would never have...
by Alloy
25 Dec 2013 23:36
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Millbrae Marina replaced with new lifestyle Safeway
Replies: 2
Views: 2676

Re: Millbrae Marina replaced with new lifestyle Safeway

It's quite something. I've not seen any other grocery with an escalator and ground floor parking.
by Alloy
09 Nov 2010 00:01
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise
Replies: 177
Views: 80703

Re: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise

Jason B. wrote: The Sunshine baked products line ran T.V. ads in the late '80s with the song "Have a little sunshine" as people were depicted consuming various Sunshine products. A Sunshine bakery was located in Oakland, California near the Oakland Coliseum, but I don't know if it's still open. The ...
by Alloy
30 Jul 2010 20:51
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Lucky, San Leandro
Replies: 5
Views: 4391

Re: Lucky, San Leandro

This Lucky is gone, and the lot is fenced off.
by Alloy
30 Jul 2010 20:30
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Former Lucky closing @ 3250 Lakeshore Ave. in Oakland, CA
Replies: 1
Views: 3226

Re: Former Lucky closing @ 3250 Lakeshore Ave. in Oakland, CA

This store has been reborn as a Trader Joe's. I believe there's also a drugstore attached, but Google maps does not list that.
[Added note: it's a Walgreen's ] It's great to see this building get recycled. That's interesting about the Long's store in front of it being the first Lucky in Oakland.
by Alloy
12 Jun 2010 19:20
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Richmond/El Cerrito (California) area sights
Replies: 6
Views: 5393

Re: Richmond/El Cerrito (California) area sights

Hi All-- I'm glad to see plans to do something with the abandoned Target building. The Safeway location will only move 10 blocks or so, but the new location is a better one. It has access to BART trains, and there's a commercial strip right across the street--Orchard Supply Hardware, and several oth...
by Alloy
17 Nov 2006 00:30
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: Fashion Island, San Mateo/Foster City
Replies: 22
Views: 25222

Hi Coach, welcome aboard!

I did go to the Caltrans website, and notified them of some needed repairs. I also put in a query about the exit sign on 101, but the priority rating on that email has got to be a .5 on a scale of 10. But I still think that sign was changed...
by Alloy
02 Nov 2006 02:24
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Richmond/El Cerrito (California) area sights
Replies: 6
Views: 5393

Re: Richmond/El Cerrito (California) area sights

- 1960s era Lucky sitting abandoned on I think San Pablo Avenue, obvious Lucky labelscars on the sides of the building and on the old "needle" styled lighted sign; was this store replaced by the Albertsons at El Cerrito Plaza? This store is a block from a modern Safeway. Not sure if this store is i...
by Alloy
02 Nov 2006 01:41
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: Fashion Island, San Mateo/Foster City
Replies: 22
Views: 25222

From the Hahn wikipedia article: In 1980 Trizec Corp., Toronto, Canada, acquired the shopping center interests of developer Ernest M. Hahn, who had developed many leading major shopping center, especially in California. So it seems that the Hahn company might have planned Fashion Island, but did not...
by Alloy
01 Nov 2006 19:56
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: Fashion Island, San Mateo/Foster City
Replies: 22
Views: 25222

Thanks for posting the picture, Questioner. I never saw the building up close; only the top of the tenting that showed from the freeway. I used your link above, Justin, and I'm sure that the Irvine company did indeed build both Fashion Island malls. Irvine has land holdings here in the Bay area. I c...
by Alloy
03 Oct 2006 00:39
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: Fashion Island, San Mateo/Foster City
Replies: 22
Views: 25222

Thanks for the replies. I am pretty sure that the freeway sign on 101 coming from San Francisco was changed to read, "Mariner's Island Boulevard," after the mall went under. Fashion Island Boulevard is indeed still there on the map, and it is the street that leads to Mariner's Island Boulevard. Ther...
by Alloy
02 Oct 2006 04:50
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: Fashion Island, San Mateo/Foster City
Replies: 22
Views: 25222

Hello--new member here-- I was interested in whether Fashion Island Boulevard had kept the name. I had not been down 101 for a while, and tonight I noticed that the exit signs did indeed say, "Fashion Island Boulevard." But I am sure that they changed the name after the demise of the mall--I remembe...