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by hushpuppy212
06 Feb 2010 12:12
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Ohrbach's Department Store
Replies: 53
Views: 57658

Re: Ohrbach's Department Store

IIRC, the mall was flanked by Robinson's, Sears, Nordstroms and The Broadway. Macy's was The Broadway store, and I believe the new Nordstroms site is the old Robinson's, and the current Nordstroms has been there since 1981. Los Cerritos Center never had a May Company store. Los Cerritos never had a...
by hushpuppy212
11 Aug 2009 16:16
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Macy's Zipper Store In Stockton, California
Replies: 4
Views: 5360

Re: Macy's Zipper Store In Stockton, California

The last time I was at Eastridge in San Jose, Macy's still had the old logo. But it's been a couple of years now.http://www.flickr.com/photos/41424429@N08/?saved=1
by hushpuppy212
28 Jul 2009 12:12
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Macy's Zipper Store In Stockton, California
Replies: 4
Views: 5360

Re: Macy's Zipper Store In Stockton, California

Here is a link to a photo. It's got the 'new' logo, and from the cars you can tell it's a recent photo. To the best of my knowledge, it's the only one designed like this. The other mid 60's Macy's CA stores in Sacramento (1963), Concord (67) and Daly City (68) all look similar to each other, but non...
by hushpuppy212
09 Apr 2009 11:38
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: Searstown shopping centers
Replies: 11
Views: 14393

Re: Searstown shopping centers

In the Google maps street view of 3286 N Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, you can see the sign still says 'Searstown' http://maps.google.com/maps?sourceid=navclient&rls=RNWO,RNWO:2008-21,RNWO:en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=searstown+key+west&fb=1&split=1&gl=us&ei=RxXeSZzDKszslQfauoFV&sa=X&oi=local_group&resnum=1&ct=im...
by hushpuppy212
09 Apr 2009 11:29
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Gottschalks
Replies: 61
Views: 29011

Re: Gottschalks

It would make sense that it's Fashion Fair, since it's in their hometown of Fresno. IIRC, Gottschalks and Macy's also swapped stores at the Fashion Faire Mall in Modesto, CA. When Macy's acquired Weinstock's, Gottschalks took the larger Weinstock's space and Macy's moved their men's department into ...
by hushpuppy212
04 Mar 2009 01:40
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Britt's Department Store
Replies: 18
Views: 20332

Re: Britt's Department Store

I grew up in Millbrae (about 15 miles south of San Francisco) and remember Britts well. It was 2 levels, with clothing on the ground floor and home furnishings on the second floor. It was pretty much a full-line department store, selling everything except furniture. They had candy, notions, fabrics,...
by hushpuppy212
06 Mar 2008 01:57
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Historical Department Store Mergers
Replies: 7
Views: 5241

Re: Historical Department Store Mergers

Liberty House never had any stores in Southern California. They had stores in Northern California, Reno, Portland, Tacoma, Phoenix, Albuquerque, El Paso, and San Antonio. Many of these stores were inherited from Rhodes when parent company Amfac merged the two chains in the early 1970s. Only a handfu...
by hushpuppy212
06 Feb 2008 11:37
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway International in San Francisco?
Replies: 4
Views: 2660

Re: Safeway International in San Francisco?

IIRC, the Jackson Street store opened c 1965 as a Safeway. Then, much to the consternation of the residents who thought it would lead to higher prices, the store was rebranded 'Bon Appetit' sometime in the 1980s. I believe there were 2 of these pilot stores in the Bay Area, the other being in tony T...
by hushpuppy212
25 Jul 2007 13:25
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: Pleasant Hill, Calif.-Dying 1960s Mall
Replies: 11
Views: 17722

There is another Fenton's branch in the new Southwest terminal expansion at the Oakland Airport. I had a black & tan there a few weeks ago and it was just as good as I remember it. It was the only time I was grateful for a flight delay. Sadly, being post-security, it is not available to the non-trav...
by hushpuppy212
22 Jul 2007 11:25
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: Pleasant Hill, Calif.-Dying 1960s Mall
Replies: 11
Views: 17722

Wasn't there a Fenton's Creamery there at one time?
by hushpuppy212
16 Jul 2007 00:26
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Gumps?
Replies: 1
Views: 4060

Gump's is a wonderful old San Francisco (since 1861) home furnishings store, specializing in Asian Art, furniture, china, crystal, and jewelry. For years, they had one store located at 250 Post Street, just off Union Square. When the store was sold in the late 1970's, the new owners decided to expan...
by hushpuppy212
25 Jun 2007 00:56
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: BULLOCKS--Southern California
Replies: 24
Views: 18115

Main Place received a Bullock's-remodel in the mid 1980's, when Main Place was built, so it still has a lot of that Southern California look that Bullock's did so well. The Del Amo store was remodeled after Macy's took over and the store is dull and bland. The Pasadena store is still pretty much int...
by hushpuppy212
05 Jun 2007 00:48
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Northern California Department Store Chains
Replies: 0
Views: 3261

Since you brought up defunt Northern California retail chains, I'll have a go at it: The Emporium (San Francisco and a dozen or so branches) Capwell's (Oakland and 5 branches) City of Paris (San Francisco and 3 branches) Kahn's (Oakland and Concord) became Rhodes in 1960 Rhodes (Oakland, Concord, Sa...
by hushpuppy212
28 Mar 2007 19:02
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Old Department Store Restaurants
Replies: 37
Views: 21800

I am currently in Asia, and the department stores in Singapore, Taiwan and Japan put ours to shame. The restaurants are full-service, and quite elaborate. It is not uncommon to have an entire floor devoted to many unique restaurants, with different cuisines and styles. Plus the fact the stores thems...
by hushpuppy212
21 Mar 2007 20:27
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: BULLOCKS--Southern California
Replies: 24
Views: 18115

Here is the history of the Stonestown store: 1952-1960 Butler Brothers http://webbie1.sfpl.org/multimedia/sfphotos/AAC-6534.jpg http://webbie1.sfpl.org/multimedia/sfphotos/AAC-0800.jpg 1960- 1971 City of Paris (operated by City of Paris) 1972-1973 City of Paris by Liberty House (operated by Liberty ...