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by wrallen99
23 Aug 2011 16:52
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: A & P book author on the radio
Replies: 2
Views: 3572

Re: A & P book author on the radio

I just finished listening to it. It was a very interesting interview. I like how he mentioned that many of the same strategies that Walmart employs were originally used by A & P.
by wrallen99
29 Jul 2011 13:45
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Hechinger
Replies: 23
Views: 16618

Re: Hechinger

I've seen some newer stores in California that have that line that were built in the 2000's.
by wrallen99
21 Feb 2011 17:35
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Burger King in Clash "Rock the Casbah" Video
Replies: 2
Views: 4494

Re: Burger King in Clash "Rock the Casbah" Video

I think that it must be the one at 2700 Guadalupe Street because the roof of the one in the video has a straight bottom edge on the bottom across the front, as does the Guadalupe one. The one on Ben White (1001 E. Ben White) has a section of the front edge that cuts down where the two front doors ar...
by wrallen99
23 Dec 2010 17:51
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Older McDonald's Locations
Replies: 50
Views: 38100

Re: Older McDonald's Locations

There's another old McDonalds (#1386) at 1420 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402-3020. There still is not a drivethru and the restaurant is pretty small with very little seating. It has a basement storeroom. However, it has parking both beside the parking lot and across the street. http://www.bin...
by wrallen99
23 Jul 2010 17:32
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: A couple of 1960s Safeway photos in Santa Clara County
Replies: 1
Views: 2263

Re: A couple of 1960s Safeway photos in Santa Clara County

I look at an aerial thanks to Bing and Google, and the shopping center is still there, but parts of it seem to have been rebuilt. http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=&ie=UTF8&q=cupertino+crossroads&fb=1&gl=us&hq=crossroads&hnear=Cupertino,+CA&hl=en&view=map&cid=15221960719936368834&ved=0CBoQpQY&ei=QglKTM...
by wrallen99
22 May 2010 22:43
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: 7-Eleven Stores (1980-Prior)
Replies: 16
Views: 8369

Re: 7-Eleven Stores (1980-Prior)

This old 7-11 in Tempe, Arizona still has the old signage: http://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&q=1006+S.+MCCLINTOCK+DRTEMPE,+Arizona+85281-4504&fb=1&gl=us&hnear=&cid=0,0,6511165438066153258&ei=2JX4S8y-KMX6lwe07eGDCw&ved=0CBUQnwIwAA&hq=1006+S.+MCCLINTOCK+DRTEMPE,+Arizona+85281-4504&ll=33.418493,-111....
by wrallen99
07 May 2010 17:35
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Defunct Video Store Chains?
Replies: 9
Views: 10769

Re: Defunct Video Store Chains?

Hollywood locations in Austin have been having going out of business sales, but the one in Georgetown, TX closed a few months ago, still has the stock inside and hasn't been touched like it's ready to open tomorrow.
by wrallen99
13 Mar 2010 01:49
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Defunct Video Store Chains?
Replies: 9
Views: 10769

Re: Defunct Video Store Chains?

Didn't there used to be a chain called Video Giant?
by wrallen99
15 Jan 2010 22:43
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: H. Salt, Esq.
Replies: 13
Views: 11290

Re: H. Salt, Esq.

It looks like the San Francisco Bay Area ones are gone, according to the web site. I remembering seeing some of them in the late 90s in that area.
by wrallen99
30 Oct 2009 20:45
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Rite Aid "Corner" stores
Replies: 3
Views: 7123

Re: Rite Aid "Corner" stores

This one in Fremont, California at Fremont Blvd and Decoto Rd opened between 1997 and 1999, but lasted less than five years: http://tinyurl.com/ykrkofp The aisles were diagonal and was a pretty nice store. It is across the street from a Walgreens that has been there awhile and that maybe the Rite Ai...
by wrallen99
21 Jul 2009 08:38
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Original Food City Closed
Replies: 2
Views: 3691

Original Food City Closed

This article came out about one of the Food City locations that Bashas is closing. It is the original Food City. The store opened under a different name in 1935 and changed to Food City in 1940. It was bought by Bashas' in 1993. The article has memories shared by people that have shopped at it over ...
by wrallen99
18 Jul 2009 01:20
Forum: Announcements, FAQs, Etc.
Topic: Groceteria Revamp
Replies: 3
Views: 7719

Re: Groceteria Revamp

The redesign looks great! I always look forward to my weekly stop at this site.
by wrallen99
03 Jan 2009 01:48
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Old JC Penney's ad
Replies: 44
Views: 22631

Re: Old JC Penney's ad

I lived in El Paso 1978-1985, and I remember there used to be a JC Penneys on the northeast side that still had the old signage. at that time.
by wrallen99
22 Dec 2008 00:21
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Old JC Penney's ad
Replies: 44
Views: 22631

Old JC Penney's ad

The San Francisco Chronicle website posted an image of the original article in 1968 about the Zodiac Killer that had an old JC Penney ad below and to the right of it that I thought everyone would find interesting:

http://www.sfgate.com/gate/graphics/200 ... 1_1968.pdf