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by romleys
24 Sep 2012 03:48
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Save Mart #23 Merced,CA
Replies: 0
Views: 2714

Save Mart #23 Merced,CA

The Food Bank chain from Fresno and its relation to Save Mart in Merced,CA...
http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2012/09/21 ... overs.html
by romleys
05 Sep 2012 22:20
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Former Boston Market locations in your area
Replies: 37
Views: 21359

Re: Former Boston Market locations in your area

The Boston Market located at 3901 Santa Rita Rd. in Pleasanton,CA is now occupied by an Auto Zone. The location in San Ramon,CA (2421 San Ramon Valley Blvd.) is now a Chipotle.
by romleys
05 Sep 2012 22:17
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: What did this CVS used to be?
Replies: 3
Views: 4872

Re: What did this CVS used to be?

The store you are referring to is located at 352 University Ave. Before CVS the building was a Longs Drugs and before that a Woolworth. I believe I took a photo of that store when it was Longs sometime around 2003.
by romleys
14 Aug 2011 11:28
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Lucky in Larkspur, CA
Replies: 1
Views: 1738

Re: Lucky in Larkspur, CA

It was an Alpha Beta. It was quite a unique exterior for them too...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/romleys/3218255809/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/romleys/3218223451/
by romleys
25 Nov 2010 18:57
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Stop-n-Shop Markets Sacramento,CA
Replies: 0
Views: 2277

Stop-n-Shop Markets Sacramento,CA

A very nice article was published today documenting the history of the now-defunct chain of Stop-n-Shop Markets (Sacramento)...
http://www.valcomnews.com/?p=2482
by romleys
07 Sep 2010 12:08
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: PW Markets Closing all stores
Replies: 7
Views: 5656

Re: PW Markets Closing all stores

That was the Albertsons/Payless.
by romleys
31 Aug 2010 19:44
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: GEM Discount Stores Toronto, Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 2985

GEM Discount Stores Toronto, Canada

A newspaper in Toronto has published an article on the now-defunct GEM chain featuring two vintage ads.
http://torontoist.com/2010/08/vintage_t ... _store.php
by romleys
06 Aug 2010 17:39
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Alpha Beta Market YouTube Video
Replies: 1
Views: 2219

Alpha Beta Market YouTube Video

One hell of a random video but it takes place in an unidentified Alpha Beta Market sometime in 1983...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NphonmPLAUk
by romleys
21 Jun 2010 01:08
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Safeway With Pylon Tower! Denver,CO
Replies: 3
Views: 3209

Safeway With Pylon Tower! Denver,CO

Unfortunately this store is in the process of closing...
Is this the only Safeway to retain its original pylon tower?
by romleys
04 Feb 2010 00:58
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Fry's in California - History?
Replies: 4
Views: 7835

Re: Fry's in California - History?

Frys actually started in El Sobrante
by romleys
02 Feb 2010 12:28
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Lucky in Long Beach,CA
Replies: 1
Views: 3489

Lucky in Long Beach,CA

A very nice before-and-after photo was published in the Long Beach Press Telegram showing the Lucky Store days before opening in 1964 along with a photo of the building which is now occupied by a Ralphs.
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_14296917
by romleys
24 Dec 2009 18:24
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Mayfair Markets - Geography and History
Replies: 16
Views: 17365

Re: Mayfair Markets - Geography and History

Here is a list of the Mayfair Markets operating in Northern California... 1731 West San Carlos St. San Jose 31st & El Camino Real San Mateo 10075 East Estates Dr. Cupertino 3120 Arden Way Sacramento 2350 Florin Rd. Sacramento 239 West 11th St. Tracy 1750 Miramonte Ave. Mountain View 3922 Middlefield...