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by tesg
17 May 2011 19:29
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: 10 Most Unique McDonald's
Replies: 15
Views: 12005

Re: 10 Most Unique McDonald's

The interior shot answers the age-old question..."What if they converted an old Marina Safeway into a great big McDonald's?"
by tesg
05 May 2011 20:46
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: 10 Most Unique McDonald's
Replies: 15
Views: 12005

Re: 10 Most Unique McDonald's

I'm going to throw one more into the mix.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hytam/355369573/

This store is in Juneau, Alaska. It opened in the mid-1980's. I've actually eaten there, and they had seating on both levels.
by tesg
24 Apr 2011 22:32
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Pay Less-Safeway and Pay Less-Albertsons Combos
Replies: 6
Views: 3822

Re: Pay Less-Safeway and Pay Less-Albertsons Combos

The old Tanasbourne Mall in Hillsboro was anchored by adjoining Safeway and Pay-Less stores. I believe they went up in the mid 1970's. The current Safeway on the west side of 185th (Tanasbourne Mall was on the east side of 185th) replaced that store around 1990, and the mall property was demolished....
by tesg
08 Apr 2011 22:54
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Dairy Queen Through the Years
Replies: 15
Views: 12217

Re: Dairy Queen Through the Years

The historic photos are going in everywhere that I've been. We have a new ground-up Grill & Chill in town with them. My favorite DQ anywhere (Story City, Iowa) has redone the dining room and added the images, while maintaining the classic DQ exterior with the red roof and UNPAINTED BRICK! (Painting ...
by tesg
27 Feb 2011 14:25
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Older McDonald's Locations
Replies: 50
Views: 36822

Re: Older McDonald's Locations

I was at the new McD's the other day on Valley in Rosemead. Something unique that I never knew was that the original a few blocks west was originally an arch building built in the late 50's and was identical to the one in Downey. They have pictures of the store in the 70s as it was getting expanded...
by tesg
24 Feb 2011 20:47
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Former Arby's locations
Replies: 18
Views: 13395

Re: Former Arby's locations

TenPoundHammer wrote:Strangely, our Arby's used a building style I've seen nowhere else: Here's a picture I took not long after the closing.
The Arby's in Ankeny, IA has this design (sans pillars these days anyway).
by tesg
23 Jan 2011 23:36
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Stuart Anderson's Black Angus
Replies: 8
Views: 8391

Re: Stuart Anderson's Black Angus

There was a Cattle Company in the classic building design for years on Des Moines' south side. The airport forced them out, claiming they needed the space (for the purpose of space). The owner fought them for awhile over compensation. They then moved into an old Chi Chi's building, but didn't last l...
by tesg
18 Sep 2010 21:57
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)
Replies: 164
Views: 103298

Re: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)

Animal House was shot entirely at the University of Oregon and locations around the Eugene, Oregon area.

It's been years since I've seen it, and I can't remember if the supermarket scenes had any distinct markers or not.
by tesg
15 Jul 2010 19:44
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Harmon's to re-open Emigration Market
Replies: 0
Views: 2964

Harmon's to re-open Emigration Market

Since this is a historical site that will apparently keep its classic signage, I thought it appropriate...

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=11580954

Back story:

http://www.ksl.com/?sid=10262014&nid=148
by tesg
03 Jul 2010 14:59
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Waukegan, IL mystery grocery store
Replies: 7
Views: 7034

Re: Waukegan, IL mystery grocery store

I'm pretty sure National was at least in the Quad Cities. The East Moline Hardee's has a bunch of local historical photos in the dining room, including a shot of a National.
by tesg
21 Jun 2010 21:48
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Safeway With Pylon Tower! Denver,CO
Replies: 3
Views: 3296

Re: Safeway With Pylon Tower! Denver,CO

Here's another image I posted of this store a few years back...

Image

The address, BTW, is 4860 Pecos St.
by tesg
21 Jun 2010 21:41
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Unusual 7-11 in Palm Springs, CA
Replies: 2
Views: 2367

Re: Unusual 7-11 in Palm Springs, CA

I REALLY REALLY want to say the old 7-Eleven at 3230 SW 87th Ave in Portland (just south of Canyon) had the logo on the right side brick facade. (If you street view it, it's the "Dog Gone Clean" building). I believe this was pretty normal in 7-Eleven's design at one time. This was my childhood 7-Ele...
by tesg
10 Jun 2010 22:49
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Taco Bell Conversions
Replies: 5
Views: 6452

Re: Taco Bell Conversions

I would be surprised if they ever remodeled a Mission-style to a mansard...I don't see any practical way to do that conversion...cost-wise or logistically. But I don't think they did a lot of 'tear down and rebuild' in the 80's. I think they were more likely to build a new structure nearby and move....
by tesg
08 Jun 2010 22:41
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Mystery market in Laramie Wyoming
Replies: 2
Views: 2679

Re: Mystery market in Laramie Wyoming

It was a Gibson's discount store, actually.
by tesg
24 May 2010 00:10
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Ads from 1980 Mt. St. Helens newspaper archives
Replies: 2
Views: 2735

Re: Ads from 1980 Mt. St. Helens newspaper archives

Allow me to add to the scope here...You will find an article on that new fad known as checkout scanners in the 5/20/80 edition on the B8-C1 pages.

Oh, and these scans are all PDF's you can save. Guess what I'll be doing for the next few hours?

HUGE find, Super S!