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by tkaye
21 Apr 2018 17:50
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: Lewis County Mall, Chehalis, WA
Replies: 2
Views: 7477

Re: Lewis County Mall, Chehalis, WA

I did a little research and found that it opened in 1974 with Sears and Value Giant at the initial anchors. Value Giant was the discount department store division of Castle & Cooke, parent company of the Dole Food Co. Their stores were primarily in Northern California, but there were a couple in Ore...
by tkaye
04 Jan 2015 00:22
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: McDonald's in non-Walmart stores
Replies: 2
Views: 3654

Re: McDonald's in non-Walmart stores

Fred Meyer once had their own restaurant chain, Eve's Buffet, in stores until around the mid-late 80s. Most of these stores still open have been heavily remodeled and there is no trace of those left. The Kitsap (Bremerton) Fred Meyer opened in 1990 with a '50s themed restaurant called Fred's Diner ...
by tkaye
19 Oct 2014 17:51
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: 72nd St. Goodwill, Tacoma, WA former grocer?
Replies: 3
Views: 4203

Re: 72nd St. Goodwill, Tacoma, WA former grocer?

It was built as a Piggly Wiggly in 1977... the Tacoma-Puyallup Piggly Wiggly stores became Hogan's Market around 1990. Hogan's locations were split between QFC and Safeway in 1995, but this store didn't make the cut for either company. The Dollar Tree was originally a Giant T/Thrifty, then went to P...
by tkaye
03 Jul 2013 00:19
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Old Burien Safeway (Top Hat) 11225 1st Ave South
Replies: 5
Views: 6381

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

I checked the Seattle Times database and found that it opened Nov. 30, 1960 and lasted until March 1981. In June of that year, it became an independent store called Ron's Food World.
by tkaye
13 May 2013 23:21
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Washington state Montgomery Ward locations
Replies: 1
Views: 4328

Re: Washington state Montgomery Ward locations

Wards had a number of catalog stores in the Puget Sound area, but not any full-line locations that I'm aware of.
by tkaye
16 Mar 2013 14:53
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Safeway Design 1960-Gabled Front
Replies: 1
Views: 3419

Re: Safeway Design 1960-Gabled Front

They were about as common as the Marina stores. The Marina and the gable were Safeway's two standard designs during the '60s.
by tkaye
15 Mar 2013 23:56
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Seattle Area White Front Stores
Replies: 5
Views: 9068

Re: Seattle Area White Front Stores

How many stores did White Front have in the Portland area? I know they opened one at Mall 205 that had the standard exterior seen on the Everett Mall store.
by tkaye
15 Mar 2013 23:52
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Mervyns
Replies: 94
Views: 54120

Re: Mervyns

Something that might be of interest here: Grand opening pictures of the Mervyn's store at Factoria Mall in March 1987: http://jana-treeclimber.blogspot.com/2013/03/factoria-mervyns-welcomes-shoppers.html It looks almost identical to the store at Kitsap Mall in Silverdale, which also opened in 1987,...
by tkaye
15 Dec 2012 20:34
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: McDonald's Express
Replies: 14
Views: 10774

Re: McDonald's Express

I was surprised to find a shot of the McDonald's Express that used to be across from the ferry terminal at First & Washington in Bremerton, Wash.: https://static.panoramio.com.storage.googleapis.com/photos/large/34321936.jpg If memory serves, it was in this location from about 1992 to 2003. The gril...
by tkaye
21 Nov 2012 17:25
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: Salem Center Mall, Salem, Oregon
Replies: 5
Views: 6335

Re: Salem Center Mall, Salem, Oregon

That must have been one of the last standalone JCPenney stores to be built in a downtown area, as JCPenney was starting to make an exodus to malls during that time. I have seen very few freestanding downtown stores which had the 60s logo, and being built in 1965, this one would have had it. I wonde...
by tkaye
17 Nov 2012 15:59
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: A&P "Centennial" Stores Still Housing Supermar
Replies: 48
Views: 41597

Re: A&P "Centennial" Stores Still Housing Supermar

Petosa's Family Grocer in Edmonds, Wash., operates out of a Centennial store built in 1968.
by tkaye
07 Nov 2012 19:51
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Arby's signage
Replies: 7
Views: 7187

Re: Arby's signage

There is still an Arby's in the Tacoma, WA area using that old "Roast Beef" sign. I drove past it last week when I was up there. Also, the building is an old stagecoach design that has been expanded. Restrooms are still on the outside and most of the dining room is a step higher because it was adde...
by tkaye
06 Oct 2012 13:03
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Arby's signage
Replies: 7
Views: 7187

Re: Arby's signage

According to the trademark filing, the just-replaced logo was first used in 1979, but I have seen it in print ads dating back to 1977.

That new typeface doesn't look right grafted onto the old logo -- they don't fit together.
by tkaye
29 Jul 2012 13:24
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Toys "R" Us in Tacoma, WA - Rebuilt from Flood?
Replies: 2
Views: 3825

Re: Toys "R" Us in Tacoma, WA - Rebuilt from Flood?

The exterior was remodeled in 1995 to fit in with the newly constructed Boulevard Center big-box development adjacent to the store. I doubt a flood was involved, unless a sprinkler head burst or something. One thing that stood out to me about the ad is the reference to South Ferry Street -- that sec...
by tkaye
31 Mar 2012 12:57
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Fedco
Replies: 16
Views: 15942

Re: Fedco

Brian Lutz wrote:I know up here in the Pacific Northwest there was a similar chain known as Gov-Mart Bazaar. Any relation?
No, Gov-Mart/Baza'r was owned by Seattle parking magnate Joe Diamond and entrepreneur Alex Shulman.