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by bigbubby
12 Jan 2015 01:36
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway locations-Oakland, Calif.-1963
Replies: 12
Views: 12183

Re: Safeway locations-Oakland, Calif.-1963

Cross-referencing the Polk directory with Google Maps, unless the addresses changed, it's neither- it's the Starbucks/Noah's Bagels building, which screams 1930s Safeway.
by bigbubby
12 Jan 2015 01:00
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Safeway, former ABCO, at 7th St. and Thunderbird in Phoenix
Replies: 4
Views: 8017

Re: Safeway, former ABCO, at 7th St. and Thunderbird in Phoe

I wondered what the story was with that Safeway. It seemed like a Safeway that time forgot. It still looks like that now, I was there last week.
by bigbubby
03 Mar 2010 18:39
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Searching for information about Hess Kline and Supermarket
Replies: 1
Views: 2189

Re: Searching for information about Hess Kline and Supermarket

It was Food Fair. There are lots of posts on this board about Food Fair.
by bigbubby
22 Jan 2010 00:01
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: MB Center Broadway and West MacArthur Blvd. Oakland, CA
Replies: 9
Views: 14025

Re: MB Center Broadway and West MacArthur Blvd. Oakland, CA

I believe the MB center had one of, if not the first, locations of "The Diamond Center"- the local jewelry store chain owned by Paul ("I'm a credit man!") Copansky. His commercials were as infamously cheesy as Cal Worthington, Fred Rated or Crazy Eddie.
by bigbubby
21 Jan 2010 23:46
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Lucky-Livermore, Calif.-2930 Pacific Avenue-1980 Earthquake
Replies: 1
Views: 2351

Re: Lucky-Livermore, Calif.-2930 Pacific Avenue-1980 Earthquake

That is definitely the Pacific Avenue Lucky. Somewhere online (not this website) there is a picture of that store from 1959 and the store looked exactly the same, at least in black and white- I don't know if red was the original color or if Lucky was still using yellow and green for their stores in ...
by bigbubby
23 Jul 2009 04:17
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Gottschalks
Replies: 61
Views: 28995

Re: Gottschalks

Was this site a LUCKY grocery store? http://media.modbee.com/smedia/2009/03/31/21/594-LIVE_p0401_01A1gotts2.standalone.prod_affiliate.11.jpg http://media.modbee.com/smedia/2008/12/18/22/593-LIVE_p1219_19b3gotts.standalone.prod_affiliate.11.jpg Zodys? http://images.townnews.com/hanfordsentinel.com/c...
by bigbubby
11 Jun 2009 15:51
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Gottschalks
Replies: 61
Views: 28995

Re: Gottschalks

The Sunrise Mall former Weinstocks is now one of two Macy's in that mall. The other is the former Liberty House. Originally, Macy's had no stores in Sunrise Mall (the original anchors were Weinstocks, Liberty House, JCPenney and Sears) but built a new store across the street in what was first calle...
by bigbubby
20 May 2009 02:02
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Fotomat
Replies: 10
Views: 12116

Re: Fotomat

I can remember a Fotomat in Tracy, CA, in the early 1980s. It was on Tracy Blvd. in front of Tracy's first Save Mart location (which was moved next door into a bigger building years later).
by bigbubby
23 Mar 2009 01:24
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Woolco
Replies: 43
Views: 41720

Re:

Here's an interesting scan I just made...page E36 of the May 1964 edition of Chain Store Age magazine, an ad for Melco Heating/Cooling... http://dtcwrt.earlracing.com/stores/csa/woolco.jpg I don't know where those Woolworth's or that Woolco were located though. The Woolworth's on the right looks li...
by bigbubby
17 Mar 2009 21:56
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Big Lots
Replies: 30
Views: 26368

Re: Big Lots

Anything and everything is right- including a portion of the original flagship Bullock's in downtown LA.
by bigbubby
15 Mar 2009 23:56
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Safeway Early History in Seattle
Replies: 6
Views: 3345

Re: "What I. G. A. Means to the Consumer" (1933)

I went back and double-checked the date in the East Side Journal index available at the Kirkland Heritage Society's website (http://www.kirklandheritage.org) and verified that this particular ad ran in the August 24, 1933 edition of the Journal. Also, it turns out from a bit of further searching th...
by bigbubby
09 Mar 2009 01:32
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Goodbye Virgin Megastores
Replies: 9
Views: 10116

Re: Goodbye Virgin Megastores

The San Francisco location took forever to construct. It was in a gutted semi-triangular building, probably pre-1920s. That building was originally Roos Bros. (later Roos-Atkins) clothing store. It was most likely built as part of the reconstruction of San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake, as it...
by bigbubby
05 Aug 2008 20:09
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: 2 Supermarkets In One Shopping Center
Replies: 68
Views: 86736

Re: 2 Supermarkets In One Shopping Center

The Greenhouse in San Leandro, CA has both Safeway and FoodMaxx.
by bigbubby
23 Jun 2008 03:09
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Zody's
Replies: 88
Views: 62512

Re: Zody's

IIRC that facade looks almost identical to the Zody's store in Stockton on Hammer Lane, which opened in 1980. But since Zody's was mostly a Southern California chain, it probably is Oxnard.