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by Joe
09 Sep 2010 19:06
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Bargain Basket, Placentia
Replies: 4
Views: 3875

Re: Bargain Basket, Placentia

Just an update on the Bargain Basket in Placentia: The building was acquired via lease a few months ago by Northgate Markets, which caters to the Latino market, and has been undergoing a substantial renovation. Gone are the original "Bargain Basket Markets" signage and the outdoor neon tubing illumi...
by Joe
07 Jul 2010 14:24
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Vintage "Bargain Basket Markets" to be Revamped
Replies: 2
Views: 3409

Vintage "Bargain Basket Markets" to be Revamped

The last surviving store of the "Bargain Basket Markets" in southern California is about to be completely revamped and will receive a new facade and interior as it is transformed into a contemporary Northgate Market. The Placentia, California, supermarket was opened in 1960 and is the last of a fled...
by Joe
13 Jun 2008 19:45
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Bargain Basket, Placentia
Replies: 4
Views: 3875

Re: Bargain Basket, Placentia

I forgot to mention that the name of the store in Placentia indicates that it was actually part of a chain (albeit small) at one time, as it still reads in the plural form the same way and same color scheme as when it opened: "Bargain Basket Markets" Of course, now, it is the sole survivor of that s...
by Joe
13 Jun 2008 19:40
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Bargain Basket, Placentia
Replies: 4
Views: 3875

Re: Bargain Basket, Placentia

Hi, The Bargain Basket market in Placentia was built about 1960 and was one of about three to four stores in what was hoped to eventually grow into a larger chain; but that hoped-for growth didn't happen. The partnership of three owners eventually broke up and each went their separate ways, retainin...