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by enginecapt
28 Jan 2014 23:08
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Fontana former Safeways
Replies: 1
Views: 2579

Fontana former Safeways

Pic is today's address of 8572 Sierra Ave.

Additional former Safeway is the building at 16730 Arrow Blvd, at the NE corner of Arrow & Juniper. It dates back to ~ the early fifties. The basement was once a designated CD bomb shelter for the city.
by enginecapt
20 Feb 2012 03:00
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at
Replies: 36
Views: 40343

Re: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at

So Cal:
Market Basket
All American
Lucky
Alpha Beta
Di Fazios (probably spelled it wrong)
Mayfair
El Rancho

San Luis Obispo:
Purity

Santa Barbara:
Jordano's
by enginecapt
11 Feb 2011 16:26
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: All-American Superama Chain-San Diego Area-1959
Replies: 2
Views: 2395

Re: All-American Superama Chain-San Diego Area-1959

Not sure if they were the same company, but the All American supers in OC all became Albertsons upon purchase by same. San Clemente had one on N. El Camino Real between W. Mariposa and W. Marquita.
by enginecapt
11 Feb 2011 16:20
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: The Market Basket Chain-San Diego Area-1959
Replies: 2
Views: 2457

Re: The Market Basket Chain-San Diego Area-1959

Market Basket was Kroger's So Cal presence. They were sold to Ralphs back in the early eighties IIRC, only to have Ralphs become part of the Kroger family some years later. The former Market Basket in San Clemente (the only place I was able to find fresh scrapple back in the sixties and seventies) i...
by enginecapt
11 Feb 2011 00:16
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Van de Kamp's Restaurant Sites
Replies: 19
Views: 17370

Re: Van de Kamp's Restaurant Sites

Apparently Millie's bought up some Alphy's stores in 1982. I don't know if the Fontana store was one of those.

"The Millie's success story began in 1982, when R&M Foods purchased 16 Alphy's restaurants from Denny's Inc."

http://www.millies.com/page4.html
by enginecapt
23 Sep 2010 21:44
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Can Anyone Decipher How Old This 7-Eleven Is?
Replies: 4
Views: 3652

Re: Can Anyone Decipher How Old This 7-Eleven Is?

Is that slump stone masonry? If so, that came into popular use back in the late sixties.
by enginecapt
30 May 2010 04:19
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons Logos Through The Years
Replies: 24
Views: 13738

Re: Albertsons Logos Through The Years

Roadsidepictures wrote:Here's an old Polaroid I picked up in a group of photographs. It may have been taken in Tacoma, Washington...
Great find.

EDIT: What would the big smokestack thing be?
by enginecapt
05 Nov 2009 20:40
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)
Replies: 169
Views: 118495

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

Step-on door openers at that Ralphs. Those are rare as hen's teeth these days.
by enginecapt
05 Nov 2009 19:54
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: El Rancho Market locations in Socal, 1979
Replies: 6
Views: 5215

Re: El Rancho Market locations in Socal, 1979

I distinctly remember one on East Chapman in Orange, although I can't be sure if it was still in operation in 1978. It certainly was in 1975.
by enginecapt
05 Sep 2009 04:47
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Tastee-Freez
Replies: 15
Views: 15063

Re: Tastee-Freez

The (former) Tastee Freeze in what's now the K-Mart plaza at 550 Camino de Estrella in San Clemente was a bank the last time I saw it. This former TF was an early tenant in this center, which was built around 1972. Oddly enough in that center, the former BofA site in the SW corner is now a Kragen. S...
by enginecapt
28 Aug 2009 02:10
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: San Luis Obispo, CA--SAFEWAY location
Replies: 6
Views: 5029

Re: San Luis Obispo, CA--SAFEWAY location

Dean wrote:
Picture of old hospital building that faces this former Safeway:
That's where my tonsils came out, the old French Hospital.
by enginecapt
13 May 2009 21:47
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Old Hawthorne Safeway
Replies: 3
Views: 2679

Re: Old Hawthorne Safeway

Excellent detective work! Thanks.
by enginecapt
13 May 2009 18:48
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Old Hawthorne Safeway
Replies: 3
Views: 2679

Old Hawthorne Safeway

West side of Hawthorne Blvd near 122nd. Unknown date... use the cars to determine that.

Image
by enginecapt
25 Mar 2009 08:43
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Pioneer Chicken
Replies: 33
Views: 31496

Re: Pioneer Chicken

As of 3/16, the Bell Gardens and Olympic & Soto stores were reported to be open for business.
by enginecapt
24 Feb 2009 17:52
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: I'm heading to this neighborhood soon
Replies: 5
Views: 4191

Re: I'm heading to this neighborhood soon

I never made that trip, so no pic. Yet.