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by ieguy441
23 Feb 2006 17:08
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Old Ralphs interiors.
Replies: 20
Views: 12868

Our Ralphs in Oceanside had this decor when it opened. Very stark looking with a lot of digital signage hanging from the ceilings. I remember how modern it seemed.
by ieguy441
18 Feb 2006 22:12
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Rite Aid, Walgreens and Longs
Replies: 39
Views: 26070

Hey Jeff. Where are you located? seems that you are around here some where lol. Anyways, when I was younger, there was a CVS store in the Plaza Camino Real mall in Carlsbad, CA. It was a fairly large store (it is now home to the Warehouse Music store) and was closed when SavOn bought CVS' southern C...
by ieguy441
17 Feb 2006 21:58
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Rite Aid, Walgreens and Longs
Replies: 39
Views: 26070

In fact several freestanding Oscos in PHX call their food depts "Albertsons Mini Markets"! So do the stores here in California (Savon of course). Since the ABS merger, Albertsons has wanted their name all over thing inside of Savon (for a time, the name badges only said Albertsons, no Savon or Osco...
by ieguy441
15 Feb 2006 21:26
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: New Uses for Grocery Stores
Replies: 88
Views: 83505

There is a former grocery store at San Jacinto and 3rd in Austin Texas that was used as a "house" for MTV's "Real World" series.
by ieguy441
14 Feb 2006 01:44
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Supermarket "spokesmodels?"
Replies: 19
Views: 14441

Lucky Stores also had a female spokesperson in the 1990s, but I don't think she was associated with any specific brand other than that of the store itself. I can't remember her name; we discssed her at some point in the old message board. her name is Stephanie Edwards....i liked her in the Lucky ad...
by ieguy441
14 Feb 2006 01:00
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Old Target Interiors
Replies: 31
Views: 22776

I believe its now an ethnic market called "Cardenas". It originally housed an Albertsons and then a Discount furniture store. While it was the furniture store, the only thing done to change the interior was painting a lot of the dark wood work (this store was done in dark woods, avocado greens, oran...
by ieguy441
14 Feb 2006 00:56
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Big Bear in San Diego
Replies: 10
Views: 6796

Mega Warehouse Foods plans 50% expansion of hybrid club concept - Megafoods Stores Inc., supermarket that uses warehouse store-style marketing Discount Store News,  April 5, 1993   MESA, Ariz. -- Mega Warehouse Foods, eyeing a 50% expansion for its hybrid warehouse-type operation, plans to open at ...
by ieguy441
13 Feb 2006 18:35
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Big Bear in San Diego
Replies: 10
Views: 6796

Megafoods takes over two Big Bear stores, sparks union protest. (Mega Foods Inc.; Big Bear Stores Inc.) San Diego Business Journal; 7/6/1992; Hock, Sandy Big Bear Supermarkets is turning over two of its North County stores to Megafoods Stores Inc., a Mesa, Ariz., chain that has run afoul of the San...
by ieguy441
13 Feb 2006 05:18
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)
Replies: 169
Views: 118669

In an early episode of Friends (season 2 I think), Lady Lee (Lucky) milk is featured during an informercial in which Joey is trying to open a carton of milk. I always loved that since the show was set in New York. I remember that too! Quite a few TV shows featured Lady Lee products, most of them ta...
by ieguy441
13 Feb 2006 05:16
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Post-merger remodels of former Lucky stores
Replies: 22
Views: 14616

The build from scratch Lucky/Sav-On combo stores were very nice stores with excellent product variety. The old Smiths that were converted to that format in SoCal were pretty good too as far as the merchandising goes, but not as nice looking with all of the old Smiths equipment in there and the Luck...
by ieguy441
13 Feb 2006 04:27
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Furr's & Bishop's Cafeterias
Replies: 8
Views: 7271

Are there anymore Furr's Cafs around? The two I would also go to (in Oceanside and Hemet) have since closed.
by ieguy441
13 Feb 2006 04:19
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Old Target Interiors
Replies: 31
Views: 22776

Re: Old Target Interiors

Last year, I went to a Target in Moreno Valley, Ca that still had the original interior from when the store opened in the 80's: The brown motif, dark interior with a lot of low hanging ceilings. Anyone remember these old interiors. I also wonder if this store is still like it. This store was shut d...
by ieguy441
12 Feb 2006 01:55
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Indio Super Saver closing 02/02/06
Replies: 7
Views: 4516

Odd stores those were. ASC first tried this concept in San Diego under the "Lucky Advantage" banner, and was later expanded to the former "Lucky" in Oceanside, CA under the "Price Advantage" banner. Shortly before grand opening, Price Club filed an injunction to stop ASC from using the word "Price" ...
by ieguy441
12 Feb 2006 01:32
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Big Bear in San Diego
Replies: 10
Views: 6796

I originally contacted you about this.. While I have no further details, I will get a photo of the now rebranded Food4Less in Temecula and the closed Mega Warehouse Foods (now The Oceanside California Police Station). I was told that the Food4Less in Banning, CA was also a Big Bear that was rebrande...