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by wulfgar64
16 Dec 2008 17:39
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Sacramento: Stop-n-Shop
Replies: 10
Views: 6763

Re: Sacramento: Stop-n-Shop

The Stop-N-Shop was demolished to make room for expansion of Sutter General Hospital sometime in the late 70s/early 80s. Store was known for the use of S & H green stamps. You could see it from what was then known as Highway 99 (pre-business 80 terminology).
by wulfgar64
24 Aug 2008 03:50
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Zody's
Replies: 88
Views: 62542

Re: Zody's

Florin Road/Stockton Bl Zody's was, indeed, a White Front in it's previous incarnation. My father bought a turntable/cassette combo for me at that Zody's around 1981. Had it it for around 15 years before it died.
by wulfgar64
08 Jun 2008 14:51
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Happy Steak
Replies: 4
Views: 12102

Happy Steak

Back in the early 70s there was a chain of steak houses in Sacramento called "Happy Steak." Used to love going there. Don't remember how many locations they had, but they sure did advertise on TV. The one I went to the most was in the same mall as the old (still operating) K-Mart on Stockton Bl.
by wulfgar64
08 Jun 2008 14:41
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: DEFUNCT Home Improvement Chains
Replies: 34
Views: 35540

Re: DEFUNCT Home Improvement Chains

Can't remember all the locations, but in Sacramento we had Lumberjack and Handyman stores. Before Home Depot or Lowe's people would go Lumberjack to get all their homebuilding supplies. Handyman was a place where you could get hardware as well as lots of Christmas ornaments. My mom and grandma would...
by wulfgar64
03 Mar 2008 20:30
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Auto Parts Club
Replies: 7
Views: 5179

Re: Auto Parts Club

In Sacramento there was an auto parts club store in the late 80's in what had been a former Rhodes/Liberty House store in South Gate mall. Don't recall exactly what the name of the place was though.
by wulfgar64
02 Mar 2008 23:09
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Burger Chef
Replies: 17
Views: 10993

Re: Burger Chef

In Sacramento there was a Burger Chef on Fruitridge Rd east of 24th St in the early 70's. After closing it was an independent burger joint then it became a Dairy Queen in the 80's.
by wulfgar64
02 Mar 2008 23:03
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Pioneer Chicken
Replies: 33
Views: 31493

Re: Pioneer Chicken

Pioneer disappeared from Sacramento about 25 years ago. I moved to Socal in 1995 and what do I see: Pioneer Chicken. I resisted the temptation to eat at one until 2005. I went to the one in Bell Gardens and discovered that it still tasted the same.
by wulfgar64
29 Feb 2008 18:26
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: 1960s Phillips 66 stations
Replies: 10
Views: 6862

Re: 1960s Phillips 66 stations

Yes, it's the Cal-State Auto Repair. No bat wings, but an old Phillips 66 nonetheless.
by wulfgar64
29 Feb 2008 18:23
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Toy Chains
Replies: 18
Views: 22477

Re: Toy Chains

Lyman Cox's "The Toy Shop" in Sacramento had a location in Arden Fair (pre-renovation) and one in Florin Mall. Awesome displays of model trains. There was also Talkin's Toyland on Stockton Bl (pre-Little Saigon). Neither had the amount of merchandise as Toys R Us or KayBee, but they were old school ...
by wulfgar64
29 Feb 2008 18:14
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: Florin Mall, South Sacramento
Replies: 16
Views: 21309

Re: Florin Mall, South Sacramento

Long before the Arden Fair renovation, Sunrise Mall did it's share of drawing shoppers away from Florin. Was an OK mall 'til the early 80's. By 1990, not much was appealing there. Then came the total redo of what had been a blah shopping center (Arden Fair). Haven't lived in Sacramento since 1995, b...
by wulfgar64
29 Feb 2008 18:02
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Nothern California "FARMERS MARKET" chain
Replies: 5
Views: 3559

Re: Nothern California "FARMERS MARKET" chain

Yes, there were Farmers Markets in Sacramento. They've been closed since the early 80's.
by wulfgar64
29 Feb 2008 17:55
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Corti Brothers, Sacramento, CA
Replies: 13
Views: 9155

Re: Corti Brothers, Sacramento, CA

Yes, the Corti Brothers on Freeport Bl south of Fruitridge Rd is in the same locale as the infamous jet fighter crash into the Farrell's ice cream parlor. That was big news back then and probably why not much other than Corti Bros survived in the Crossroads mall over the years.
by wulfgar64
05 Jul 2007 13:39
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: W T Grant
Replies: 66
Views: 72974

Sacramento Grants store

My mom used to shop in the Grants store located in the SouthGate Mall on Florin Rd in the late 60s. I remember that they had a pretty decent lunch counter. That was before the construction of Florin Mall down the street and the decline of the area.
by wulfgar64
05 Jul 2007 13:33
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Rasco Tempo Discount Store
Replies: 15
Views: 22069

Sacramento Rasco Tempo

Yes, I remember a Rasco Tempo store located at 24th St and Florin Rd. It was along the lines of Woolco, Grants, White Front. Been closed for years.
by wulfgar64
05 Jul 2007 13:26
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: White Front Stores
Replies: 48
Views: 55686

Sacramento White Fronts

There were 2 White Fronts that I can recall in Sacramento. The first one was in located at Florin Rd and Stockton Bl just east of the Florin Mall. The second one was somewhere on Arden Way. Can't remember the crossstreets. If I remember correctly, the Florin/Stockton store was briefly a Zodys in the...