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by explorersea
19 May 2019 20:05
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: NEW: Spokane WA, 1925-1960
Replies: 7
Views: 3225

Re: NEW: Spokane WA, 1925-1960

I have a list of Spokane stores in 1994, hope this is informational: Store 221 2501 West Wellesley Avenue Store 226 1617 West Third Avenue Store 244 4511 North Division Street Store 248 902 West Francis Avenue Store 255 933 East Mission Avenue Store 342 1616 West Northwest Boulevard Store 1161 4512 ...
by explorersea
19 May 2019 19:57
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: NEW; Anchorage, 1968 and 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1703

Re: NEW; Anchorage, 1968 and 2018

In 1994 these were the Alaska Safeway stores (pre Carrs acquisition) Store 404 1400 West Northern Lights Boulevard, Anchorage Store 405 3627 Airport Way, Fairbanks Store 406 3801 Seward Highway, Anchorage Store 408 5530 East Northern Lights Boulevard, Anchorage Store 409 800 East Dimond Boulevard, A...
by explorersea
19 May 2019 19:03
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Palm Springs Malls Old Vons Future Now Known
Replies: 2
Views: 4354

Re: Palm Springs Malls Old Vons Future Now Known

update on the old Vons store in Palm Springs, demolish en has began, only 3 walls remain, the old Market Basket grocery store that pre dated Vons adjacent will be gone soon as well along with the entire mall making way for the new College Of the Desert Palm Springs, on Tahquitz street
by explorersea
19 May 2019 18:18
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Mayfair Market Palm Springs
Replies: 4
Views: 674

Re: Mayfair Market Palm Springs

yes, that is the Alpha Beta at Sunrise and Ramon in Palm Springs, Ralphs tore down the old store and built a respectable new store that fits the area
by explorersea
15 Feb 2019 20:10
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Mayfair Market Palm Springs
Replies: 4
Views: 674

Re: Mayfair Market Palm Springs

Kikla really good detective work there, I was aware there was a Mayfair at that location on South Palm Canyon when I started visiting the desert in the late 80s, but the site has been barren for quite a long time. Safeway left the 350 South Palm Canyon location sometime in the late 60s early 70s lea...
by explorersea
10 Feb 2019 16:53
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Palm Springs Safeway Update
Replies: 2
Views: 686

Palm Springs Safeway Update

I provided a photo of the old downtown Palm Springs Safeway previously as it sat vacant from Staples exit but thought it was time for an update and photo circa 1950/1960 just as Grocery Outlet is poised to move in, the building is in very good condition and is located uniquely between two busy stree...
by explorersea
08 Jan 2019 18:03
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Marina Safeway in Montana - anyone know which town?
Replies: 12
Views: 7147

Re: Marina Safeway in Montana - anyone know which town?

I know this store well, Safeway #259 Butte Montana, this was the Seattle Division (possibly all of Safeway) last IBM PSS 3663 store, replaced with new IBM 4680, Fall 1993. Including a picture of the installation team including me, this is what the interior of the #259 looked like on the inside, the ...
by explorersea
07 Jan 2019 22:18
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Safeway 639 Port Angeles Lincoln Street
Replies: 2
Views: 1579

Safeway 639 Port Angeles Lincoln Street

The original Lincoln Street Safeway in Port Angeles WA opened as a Marina style in the 1960's, this store included the popular "Snack Bar" that were found in many Marina style stores of the 60's, this store in particular was a high profit store from opening and always a apple in the eye of Safeway S...
by explorersea
06 Jan 2019 18:23
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Palm Springs Safeway ??
Replies: 1
Views: 1473

Palm Springs Safeway ??

I know this was posted before, but fun to share my local paper today called this a "Palm Springs" Safeway opening in 1955, locals would know this is the old Safeway in Rancho Mirage located at 71550 111, Rancho Mirage, I always thought this was a handsome store with the attractive rock wall on both ...
by explorersea
18 Apr 2018 10:20
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Palm Springs Malls Old Vons Future Now Known
Replies: 2
Views: 4354

Palm Springs Malls Old Vons Future Now Known

The fate of the nearly shuttered Palm Springs Mall on Tahquitz is now known, it will become a College of the Desert location. Those of us who have lived or traveled to the desert for years know that the Mall began a slow death in the early 2000's long before the recession. There was a Market Basket ...
by explorersea
13 Apr 2018 11:35
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: UPC codes & grocery scanning
Replies: 87
Views: 62718

Re: UPC codes & grocery scanning

The now-gone Safeway turned Albertsons at Overland & Vista in Boise actually used that exact register setup, with those exact scanners, for a few years after they took over the store when Safeway left Boise in the mid-1980s. I always assumed that it was a leftover Safeway system as pretty much all ...
by explorersea
12 Apr 2018 08:34
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: UPC codes & grocery scanning
Replies: 87
Views: 62718

Re: UPC codes & grocery scanning

I stumbled across these photos today. They appear to be of an early design for scanners installed at a Kroger in 1972-1973. Evidently the 'bulls-eye" sticker could be scanned at the register. http://idhistory.com/rca/Kroger%20Kenwood%20Supermarket%20-%20%201972-73%20photos.pdf Also an image here of...
by explorersea
12 Apr 2018 08:26
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Cathedral City Safeway
Replies: 2
Views: 2802

Cathedral City Safeway

I believe this Big Lots store was an old Safeway in Cathedral City (69026 E Palm Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, CA), closed when the Rim Rock store opened?
by explorersea
18 Apr 2017 09:37
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Old Burien Safeway (Top Hat) 11225 1st Ave South
Replies: 5
Views: 6064

Re: Old Burien Safeway (Top Hat) 11225 1st Ave South

update on the old Burien (Top Hat) Safeway location, the Marina style building was torn down and a new development is underway. The old store had been neglected for many years and was in poor condition. Interestingly an old Albertsons, was a Haggen's for a time, down the road was opened back up last...
by explorersea
30 Jan 2015 10:00
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: UPC codes & grocery scanning
Replies: 87
Views: 62718

Re: UPC codes & grocery scanning

1982 Safeway commercial...gotta' love the register! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_M_xeZ6lCc&feature=related It's doubtful that any actual Safeway was using mechanical registers in 1982, but few had scanning and as late as the KKR LBO in 86, about a third of Safeway's stores were not on scanning....