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by VibeGuy
23 May 2017 03:03
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Fred Meyer Warehouse Foods Stores
Replies: 3
Views: 3843

Re: Fred Meyer Warehouse Foods Stores

Roseburg had a Warehouse Foods in kind of an odd location at the east end of Garden Valley Boulevard that survived for a couple of years after the opening of the current mainline store several miles away. When the new store opened, the food section was also in the Warehouse Foods model: center-store...
by VibeGuy
24 Jul 2011 18:16
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: 1970 Independent Food Stores in Oregon
Replies: 1
Views: 3274

Re: 1970 Independent Food Stores in Oregon

Hauke's in Astoria eventually moved from the 1970 location (at about 3100 Marine Drive) to one across the street and a couple of blocks away (3300 E. Marine Dr) ca. 1977ish. The new location was built without an in-store bakery (Home Baking was a few blocks away and excellent, and Danish Maid was an...
by VibeGuy
22 Jun 2011 13:49
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise
Replies: 177
Views: 80754

Re: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise

(1) When did "coffee cream" stop being sold as a Lucerne item? It seems to be "extinct" today. Ahh, coffee cream, AKA "light cream" - I think it's 20% fat, compared to whole milk at 4%, half-and-half at 12% and whipping cream starting at 30% and going to 44-46%. I haven't seen it on the west coast ...
by VibeGuy
24 May 2011 02:02
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Cub Foods in Washington State
Replies: 3
Views: 3594

Re: Cub Foods in Washington State

I wouldn't swear to it in a court of law, but ca. 1984, I'm pretty sure that what is currently the TOP Foods in Everett near Everett Mall opened as a Cub Foods.
by VibeGuy
14 Dec 2010 08:51
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: SeaTac Mall/Commons at Federal Way
Replies: 7
Views: 7169

Re: SeaTac Mall/Commons at Federal Way

Lamonts rebranded to Gottschalks rapidly after the buyout, which would put the conversions mid-2000. The curlicue L was still in use at a few locations at that point; I'm not sure when they switched the the simplified cursive L, but I know none of the former F&N/Lipman's/Crescent locations (Valley R...
by VibeGuy
19 Oct 2010 15:57
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Old Fred Meyer Stores w/ Separate HI&GCs
Replies: 10
Views: 8443

Re: Old Fred Meyer Stores w/ Separate HI&GCs

The three Salem-area stores all had separate HI/GC to my memory, circa 1991. 2855 Broadway St NE / Keizer's was to the north edge of the parcel, where Dollar Tree is now. 3740 Market St NE / Lancaster, again, to my blurry memory, was also on the N side, but I can't recall if it's the NW or NE corner...
by VibeGuy
21 Jun 2010 17:07
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: If you could bring a defunct store back.....
Replies: 32
Views: 23683

Re: If you could bring a defunct store back.....

That's sad. A store like that deserved to last forever and it kind of reminds me of the famed Wegmans stores in upstate New York and other areas and the Harris Teeter chain in the Southeast. when did they (D'Allesandro's) go belly up? I'd guess around 1985ish, give or take a year. Earlier than Smit...
by VibeGuy
15 Jun 2010 21:45
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: If you could bring a defunct store back.....
Replies: 32
Views: 23683

Re: If you could bring a defunct store back.....

D'Allesandro's in Boise, no question. By far the best all-around grocer I've *ever* shopped, and that includes living in Portland, Austin and Seattle, cities that were (and, I maintain, still are) way more serious about food. I like their approach to sale circulars (post the competition's, mark ever...
by VibeGuy
25 May 2010 15:02
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: First Taco Bells in Portland, OR
Replies: 2
Views: 2759

Re: First Taco Bells in Portland, OR

There was a pretty early prototype on Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy by the former Jafco-now-Uwajimaya parcel by the mid-70s.
by VibeGuy
25 May 2010 15:00
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: Classic Malls in Portland, OR Before 1980
Replies: 13
Views: 12012

Re: Classic Malls in Portland, OR Before 1980

At Eastport Plaza, there were three known restaurants outside of the mall, all of which I believe dated to 1979-1980, the period which the mall was updated: Izzy's Pizza (3846 SE 82nd Ave.) Izzy's wasn't in the Portland market yet - 79-80 would have been their first attempts at the Izzy's concept, ...
by VibeGuy
17 Dec 2008 16:45
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Fred Meyer Marketplace, Shelton, WA
Replies: 10
Views: 4995

Re: Fred Meyer Marketplace, Shelton, WA

This may also explain the *extremely* odd/large QFC in Belfair, then, which, I swear, has no peer in the QFC pantheon - it's got a layout that could best be described as . . . "non-traditional".

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by VibeGuy
17 Dec 2008 16:37
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise
Replies: 177
Views: 80754

Re: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise

I miss two freezer products. One I think might've been a Piggly-Wiggly exclusive: Viennese Ice Cream cake. It was so good. I wonder if this was a knockoff of Breyer's/Unilever "Vienetta" - a decorated loaf of ice cream and wafer-thin chocolate coating (like the shell of an eskimo pie, but layered i...
by VibeGuy
12 Nov 2008 14:52
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Former Boston Market locations in your area
Replies: 37
Views: 22860

Re: Former Boston Market locations in your area

tkaye wrote: I believe the Port Orchard location is some sort of a barbecue restaurant now. The one in Lakewood is a Taco Bell.
Wow, I'm totally not placing this. . . . roughly where in PO are we talking?
by VibeGuy
07 Nov 2008 14:17
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Falk's ID (Idaho)
Replies: 4
Views: 5076

Re: Falk's ID (Idaho)

Definitely not in Karcher ca 1978-1983. The layout of Karcher at that time (haven't been there in a gazillion years) was pretty limited in terms of anchor options - thus, Bon Marche at one end, JC Penney midfield and the grocery store at the other (or was Ernst/Malmo connected, and the grocery store...
by VibeGuy
11 Oct 2008 03:00
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise
Replies: 177
Views: 80754

Re: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise

They must have started the "Best Little Cookie Company" marketing after they were sold by Parmalat, which would be the very opposite of "little" anything.

The Archway bakery in Oregon was bought by US Bakeries/Franz a few years back. Cookie Parade will, however, be missed.

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