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by steps
22 Oct 2019 23:40
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Vons Pantry Stores
Replies: 7
Views: 6511

Re: Vons Pantry Stores

Ran across this picture in one of my Facebook groups of the Pasadena Pavilions as The Pantry. For years I assumed this was previously a Safeway since it was a Pavilions Place. I see they didn't just use "Place" on the smaller acquired Safeway stores in better areas.
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18 Nov 2015 00:17
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Possible former Albertsons
Replies: 24
Views: 15770

Re: Possible former Albertsons

There aren't any good pictures of the interior but the interior seems different from a regular Lifestyle remodel. Could be the angles, however...

Seem like a regular Safeway by adding Starbucks. You don't usually see a Starbucks in a warehouse format store!
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01 Sep 2015 23:37
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway's original SoCal division
Replies: 10
Views: 9691

Re: Safeway's original SoCal division

I've wondered this for awhile myself. There really really isn't much history of Safeway in Southern California before the VONS takeover back then (a few photos/details here and there) but not nearly as extensive as Safeway history up north or in other states Safeway division were in. Would be intere...
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24 Oct 2014 06:15
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Quisenberry's Department Stores (Oregon)
Replies: 4
Views: 6874

Re: Quisenberry's Department Stores (Oregon)

I found this under one of their timeline photos on Facebook: "1954 - Toggery Bill's acquired by Mr. Quisenberry. 1986 - After the completion of the sale of his Quisenberry's Department Stores, Mr. Quisenberry retained Toggery Bill's and changed the name of his men's store to Quisenberry's." So it se...
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09 Aug 2014 05:40
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Early mid-1980s Lucky training/service video
Replies: 0
Views: 3929

Early mid-1980s Lucky training/service video

Found this video on Youtube for the Lucky Northern Division about refrigeration maintenance. Shows some vintage Lucky interiors. Pretty interesting time warp.

http://youtu.be/9MCS201AsBE
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28 Oct 2013 01:56
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: B&B stores
Replies: 1
Views: 5543

B&B stores

I caught wind of this grocery store on an Episode of "What's My Line?" (the contest won Grocery Clerk of the year, 1964), but I can not find any info on this store online. I know they were based in Montana and were bought by Fred Meyer in the 1960's, so I am assuming it was a chain. Anyone have any ...
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25 Aug 2013 14:45
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Thrifty (and Other Rite-Aid Legacy Brands) Ice Cream
Replies: 26
Views: 28677

Re: Thrifty (and Other Rite-Aid Legacy Brands) Ice Cream

Saw an ice cream truck a few days ago advertising "8 flavors of Thrifty ice cream" with a HUGE Thrifty ice cream decal. I was a bit surprised to see that! Maybe Thrifty ice cream is very popular with hispanics?
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25 Aug 2013 14:38
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Family Farms - S. Central Ave & 43rd St, Los Angeles
Replies: 0
Views: 3831

Family Farms - S. Central Ave & 43rd St, Los Angeles

This store has a very Lucky feel to it. The outside uses Lucky font for bakery, liquid, deli, etc. Wand/or a Super Saver at one point?
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25 Aug 2013 14:30
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Palm Springs Safeway
Replies: 4
Views: 4053

Re: Palm Springs Safeway

interesting tid bit this building has a basement, I can think of one other Safeway store that still use basements for storing freight and have to use an elevator to bring pallets up and down (University Safeway in Seattle) Building has +/- 18,780 SF on street level and a +/- 12,000 SF basement that...
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02 Jul 2013 01:57
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Slightly strange topic about Los Angeles grocery stores
Replies: 1
Views: 2272

Slightly strange topic about Los Angeles grocery stores

So, I've recently started playing a game called L.A. Noire and it's set in 1940's Los Angeles. The streets are accurate as in real life. Even some places that still exists today are in the game. The game has many real name retailers in it at the time like The Broadway Hollywood, J.J. Newberry, Kress...
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11 Apr 2011 19:54
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Sontag Drug Stores
Replies: 0
Views: 5627

Sontag Drug Stores

I recently came across a check from 1945 written out to "Sontag Drug Stores" located at 300 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA, but when doing a search I only come up with 1 location on Wilshire and Cloverdale. Is there any history to this chain? Was it merged with another company or just go out of...
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16 Jul 2010 18:44
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Vons on La Tijera Blvd
Replies: 4
Views: 3998

Re: Vons on La Tijera Blvd

Just passed by this VONS today and noticed the signage was taken down on both side of the store! Is the store closed for good getting a major remodel?
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04 Feb 2010 22:26
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Ralphs - Crenshaw/Rodeo
Replies: 10
Views: 6967

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.
The building across the street that was a "Urban Clothing store" now Dentist office IS the former Ralphs location?
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02 Feb 2010 19:19
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Ralphs - Crenshaw/Rodeo
Replies: 10
Views: 6967

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 wou...
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30 Jan 2010 19:21
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Ralphs - Crenshaw/Rodeo
Replies: 10
Views: 6967

Re: Ralphs - Crenshaw/Rodeo

I have one more since I got distracted from shopping for some grocries. I will be stopping in again soon to get some more photos of the entire store. The store itself is run down in a low/middle class area but has a service deli, bakery, service meat and service seafood. http://i99.photobucket.com/a...