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by J-Mac
29 Jan 2009 00:54
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Cool supermarket photos...
Replies: 7
Views: 3906

Re: Cool supermarket photos...

There are come cool old SoCal photos on this website. Mayfair Market fire at 17602 South Bellflower Boulevard in Bellflower, July 6, 1951. I love how big the logo was. The Mayfair Market I worked at in San Diego still had this logo, as did most of the others, in 1980. http://digarc.usc.edu/assetser...
by J-Mac
24 Nov 2008 12:59
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Vons Locations, 1967
Replies: 23
Views: 12077

Re: Vons Locations, 1967

Allow me to offer a correction to the Whittier Location: The grocery store in the Quad was an out building, not inline with the mall. The inline mall was demolished, meaning that the Ross building is new construction. The Ralphs location in this center was always a grocery store, but I don't have a ...
by J-Mac
13 Oct 2008 20:20
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Albertsons Hemet, CA closing.
Replies: 15
Views: 7870

Re: Albertsons Hemet, CA closing.

This sounds identical to the Paramount, CA store closure. Some discussion about that is taking place on my flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/socalretail/2927098475/ Paramount is also a former Smiths turned Lucky then Albertsons. You mention Food4Less, in two other cases this has indeed happe...
by J-Mac
21 Jul 2008 02:46
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Thrifty (and Other Rite-Aid Legacy Brands) Ice Cream
Replies: 26
Views: 23154

Re: Thrifty (and Other Rite-Aid Legacy Brands) Ice Cream

All California Rite Aids sell Thrifty Ice Cream - prepacked and a service bar by the cashiers. As I thought as well. Yet, visited the Rite Aid @ 11890 Plaza Drive, San Juan Capistrano. It is an old PayLess Drug. NO ice cream served from the counter. They referred me to the Rite Aid across the stree...
by J-Mac
18 Jul 2008 02:38
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: La Mirada, CA: gable former Safeway
Replies: 10
Views: 7051

Re: La Mirada, CA: gable former Safeway

Its still there a year later... still looks like it did when I took pictures last year: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/183/474273472_e7f1241a5b.jpg http://www.flickr.com/photos/socalretail/474273472 The side entry: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/216/474107756_21cd88d43e.jpg http://www.flickr.com/pho...
by J-Mac
17 Jul 2008 15:43
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: Brea CA
Replies: 15
Views: 12584

Re: Brea CA

I have since read the report found at cityofbrea.net. Its huge. This project is about adding parking and stores to the east side of this parcel, boxing over a creek/drainage ditch. But it is the details that start to unravel the story. Starbucks, currently next to Borders gets a new outbuilding on t...
by J-Mac
17 Jul 2008 04:11
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: Brea CA
Replies: 15
Views: 12584

Re: Brea CA

So here are some pictures to go along with the story: Lucilles, formerly the Big Yellow House: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3160/2676694404_6b17d085f4.jpg http://www.flickr.com/photos/socalretail/2676694404/ and http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3287/2676696796_c31299159f.jpg http://www.flickr.com/ph...
by J-Mac
12 Jul 2008 02:07
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: Brea CA
Replies: 15
Views: 12584

Re: Brea CA

Here's the kicker about that particular Rite Aid: it was very recently remodeled! Its a former Thrifty store sporting the newest Rite Aid interior -- doesn't make much sense, does it? Interior shots start here: http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1151/1166348711_23df8c221c_m.jpg http://www.flickr.com/pho...
by J-Mac
30 Jun 2008 21:03
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Liquor Barn locations in LA & OC, 1985
Replies: 8
Views: 10612

Re: Liquor Barn locations in LA & OC, 1985

This list of Liquor Barn locations is from a display ad 7/4/1985 issue of the Los Angeles Times. It seems to incorporate all Los Angeles and Orange County locations, plus one in Ventura County. 10402 Rosecrans Ave, Bellflower--Attached to this Kmart? Kmart's address is 10400 http://local.live.com/d...
by J-Mac
21 Jun 2008 00:02
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Does anybody remember All American Mkts. in So. Calif?
Replies: 8
Views: 6018

Re: Does anybody remember All American Mkts. in So. Calif?

Locations as of 1959: 7814 Firestone Blvd, Downey -- Discussed here: http://www.groceteria.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=1914 Firestone at Pioneer, Norwalk -- I'm not sure about this one. A 1987-build Alpha Beta exists here. 7511 E Orangethorpe, Buena -- Stater Bros via 1999 Albertsons Merger 9858 ...
by J-Mac
12 May 2008 15:16
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Covina Ralphs (Former Alpha Beta) to close May 18
Replies: 13
Views: 5216

Re: Covina Ralphs (Former Alpha Beta) to close May 18

Interior photography is somewhat of an art. You have to have the right tools (I use a cellphone, another friend uses a real camera) and you have to know how to get shots off, while keeping from looking too creepy. One helpful hint: if you have merchandise in your cart, they are less likely to bug yo...
by J-Mac
07 May 2008 00:47
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Covina Ralphs (Former Alpha Beta) to close May 18
Replies: 13
Views: 5216

Re: Covina Ralphs (Former Alpha Beta) to close May 18

I made it out to Covina today. Yes, there is a labelscar visible. It is from the post-Lucky merger Alpha Beta (when Alpha Beta was part of the Yucaipa Cos.) I'm sure it will become more visible when the oval is removed: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2006/2472835164_c9695271f1_m.jpg http://www.flick...
by J-Mac
05 May 2008 20:53
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Covina Ralphs (Former Alpha Beta) to close May 18
Replies: 13
Views: 5216

Re: Covina Ralphs (Former Alpha Beta) to close May 18

Cripe I need to revisit this place. If you didn't click the link in Storewanderer's message, the exterior looks like: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2418/2259069976_3ef09a4cfa_m.jpg http://www.flickr.com/photos/socalretail/2259069976/ The story about this day: I skipped photographing the interior on...
by J-Mac
02 Mar 2008 02:17
Forum: Announcements, FAQs, Etc.
Topic: News Release
Replies: 3
Views: 6943

Re: News Release

I have to say congratulations David. Your site is much more than a "hobby." It reveals itself completely professionally, which I am sure impresses these media folks. I am grateful to have this message board attached to your site. Without it, my collection of retail photography would likely not exist...
by J-Mac
21 Feb 2008 03:51
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Former Alpha Beta: 500 Blk West Marshall Bl, San Bernardino
Replies: 12
Views: 3412

Re: Former Alpha Beta: 500 Blk West Marshall Bl, San Bernardino

How about some pics for the rest of us? Its somewhat out of my "reach."