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by runchadrun
25 Jan 2011 15:25
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Market Basket Locations
Replies: 24
Views: 14757

Re: Market Basket Locations

The Albertsons in Granada Hills is closing soon. It was originally a Market Basket, then Smith's Food King, then Lucky, then Albertsons. It was never updated from the Lucky interior and the store was usually not very busy. The local Ralphs and Vons stores were always vastly superior and about twice ...
by runchadrun
22 Apr 2010 22:38
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Lucky's Alhambra Closes
Replies: 6
Views: 4644

Re: Lucky's Alhambra Closes

The lineage of this store is:
Shopping Bag
Fazio's
Albertsons
Grocery Warehouse
Max Foods
Lucky
by runchadrun
04 Mar 2010 10:45
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Hollywood and vine biglots
Replies: 11
Views: 8887

Re: Hollywood and vine biglots

AMPAS hasn't torn down the store (yet) but the Big Lots has closed. It's been turned into a temporary art gallery for a benefit show:
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/home_bl ... orita.html
by runchadrun
03 Feb 2010 10:42
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Ralphs - Crenshaw/Rodeo
Replies: 10
Views: 6586

Re: Ralphs - Crenshaw/Rodeo

greebs wrote:The Ralphs was actually across the street on the corner of Crenshaw and Rodeo. The Boys opened in 1955.
Oops. I was thinking of the one at La Brea and Rodeo.
by runchadrun
02 Feb 2010 19:13
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Ralphs - Crenshaw/Rodeo
Replies: 10
Views: 6586

Re: Ralphs - Crenshaw/Rodeo

That's actually the sign package that was used in the Alpha Beta-to-Ralphs transition (the store was a Boys but the transition was the same). They would close the store for a couple of days and install this package while Ralphsifying the rest of the store. As each store got fully remodeled they woul...
by runchadrun
16 Dec 2009 19:04
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: West LA Marina Safeway to be closed in 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 3406

Re: West LA Marina Safeway to be closed in 2011

There some more info on the Echo Park Lifestyle remodel and pics of the West LA store at http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=14871 I agree that the West LA store hasn't kept up with the neighborhood. You can tell it's been neglected, it's just too bad that there's not much that can be done...
by runchadrun
16 Dec 2009 18:56
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Former IHOP locations
Replies: 33
Views: 22727

Re: Former IHOP locations

The first IHOP location was at 4301 Riverside Drive in Toluca Lake, CA. It's now Mo's Restaurant.
by runchadrun
07 Dec 2009 19:09
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: West LA Marina Safeway to be closed in 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 3406

West LA Marina Safeway to be closed in 2011

One of the last remaning Marina Safeways in LA, on Santa Monica and Barrington, is being torn down in 2011, to be replaced by a Pavilions a la the West Hollywood store. Rumor has it the Pavilions on Wilshire will then close. Details at: http://la.curbed.com/archives/2009/12/neighborhood_changer_groc...
by runchadrun
03 Nov 2009 16:00
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target Chula Vista... Formerly...?
Replies: 6
Views: 4344

Re: Target Chula Vista... Formerly...?

I agree with Jeff on everything. The Food4Less next to the former Ontario Target was previously a Ralphs with the same awning (but red), and it looks like you can see the Ralphs oval hiding behind the Michael's name on that picture.
by runchadrun
03 Nov 2009 13:38
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Treasure Island cofounder dies
Replies: 1
Views: 2714

Treasure Island cofounder dies

From the Chicago Tribune... http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-obit-kamberos-30-oct30,0,5664820.story Christ Kamberos, whose Greek father peddled fruits and vegetables from a pushcart, introduced Chicago shoppers to strange and fascinating culinary delights from around the world in the aisles of...
by runchadrun
15 Jul 2009 10:04
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Pavilions/Santa Monica Boulevard
Replies: 36
Views: 18262

Re: Pavilions/Santa Monica Boulevard

The replacement store opens next week. There are pictures (and plenty of comments on how ugly it is) at http://la.curbed.com/archives/2009/07/n ... ndards.php
by runchadrun
30 Jun 2009 14:29
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Serving [insert town] since [insert year]?
Replies: 5
Views: 3809

Re: Serving [insert town] since [insert year]?

In my local Vons the sign originally said "Serving Granada Hills since 1996" which is when that store was built, but it was replacing a store at the other end of the shopping center that opened in 1960. The employees from the old store were annoyed that it didn't say 1960 so when they did the Lifest...
by runchadrun
28 May 2009 13:02
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)
Replies: 169
Views: 105997

Re: Supermarkets in the Movies and TV

There was an Inglewood Food Fair located at 468 S. Market.
by runchadrun
28 Apr 2009 22:23
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Supermarket logos used for other purposes.
Replies: 5
Views: 4500

Re: Supermarket logos used for other purposes.

Ephrata1966 wrote:
marshd1000 wrote:Not a supermarket logo, but I was at Sears recently and saw a Joe Boxer display with a smiley face that looked like Smiley from Wal-Mart. Except Joe Boxer is a Kmart brand, and this is at Sears.
Umm, Kmart has owned Sears for a few years now.
by runchadrun
28 Apr 2009 22:22
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Former Lucky-Monrovia
Replies: 6
Views: 3680

Re: Former Lucky-Monrovia

Interesting. The former Vons in Burbank that closed a couple of months ago is become a Henry's, also. I wondered what was going to happen to that store. Whole Foods had been trying to open a Burbank store for a while on Main and Alameda near Pavilions but local residents shot it down. Looks like He...