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by explorersea
17 Jun 2019 07:48
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Texas Updates
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: Texas Updates

hey Kikla, good detective work there, who would have thought that Tom's is a Marina in hiding. Safeway exited Dallas due to the buy out, where Safeway needed cash and paid KKR to purchase the company and thwart a hostile takeover. Safeway which had entered Texas in the 1950s sold their Dallas area s...
by explorersea
17 Jun 2019 07:15
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: NEW: Spokane WA, 1925-1960
Replies: 15
Views: 3801

Re: NEW: Spokane WA, 1925-1960

Hey Kikla, the Liberty Lake was after my time, I left Safeway in 99, my gut would tell me this is a converted Albertsons from the google cam shot of the front of the building
by explorersea
16 Jun 2019 17:09
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: NEW: Spokane WA, 1925-1960
Replies: 15
Views: 3801

Re: NEW: Spokane WA, 1925-1960

Andrew, I'm impressed you were able to find that Google cam shot, I remember the barrel roof store well, it was used for storage and for some store computer training in the early 1990s when all stores were converted to IBM 4680. The barrel roof store was converted to office space for a while (local...
by explorersea
16 Jun 2019 12:28
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: NEW: Spokane WA, 1925-1960
Replies: 15
Views: 3801

Re: NEW: Spokane WA, 1925-1960

Andrew, I'm impressed you were able to find that Google cam shot, I remember the barrel roof store well, it was used for storage and for some store computer training in the early 1990s when all stores were converted to IBM 4680. The barrel roof store was converted to office space for a while (local/...
by explorersea
16 Jun 2019 09:37
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: NEW: Spokane WA, 1925-1960
Replies: 15
Views: 3801

Re: NEW: Spokane WA, 1925-1960

Thank you for this. Albertsons seems to have swept into Spokane like a storm over the last three decades! It's bittersweet to see that the 1950s Safeway at 1617 W 3rd Ave lasted close to half a century in operation, only to close after 2006. It's still in operation as a supermarket, however, and it...
by explorersea
19 May 2019 20:05
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: NEW: Spokane WA, 1925-1960
Replies: 15
Views: 3801

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: 6
Views: 1891

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: 4491

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: 775

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: 775

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: 749

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: 7350

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: 1665

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: 1544

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: 4491

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 ...