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by jamcool
17 Mar 2011 01:13
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Circle K turns 60
Replies: 0
Views: 3219

Circle K turns 60

Circle K is celebrating its 60th anniversary...and has brought back their first logo....

http://www.circlekaz.com/index.aspx

I remember the "arrow" logo..many of them were in red and green neon!
by jamcool
09 Feb 2011 15:21
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Food Basket (Division of Lucky Stores)-San Diego Area-1959
Replies: 6
Views: 11926

Re: Food Basket (Division of Lucky Stores)-San Diego Area-1959

Food Basket was Lucky in all but in name. There was an existing Lucky Market in SD before Lucky entered the market. The stores were rebranded to Lucky in the early 90's
by jamcool
08 Feb 2011 19:01
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Safeway - Flagstaff, AZ 1957
Replies: 0
Views: 6266

Safeway - Flagstaff, AZ 1957

Here is a photo of the grand opening of a new Safeway in Flagstaff, AZ circa 1957...Unique archictecture for Safeway. http://archive.library.nau.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/cpa&CISOPTR=1620&CISOBOX=1&REC=4 This store was a the "Y" intersection in West Flag - Milton Rd @ Route 66 across from N...
by jamcool
02 Feb 2011 15:42
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Vintage Supermarket Music
Replies: 7
Views: 11829

Re: Vintage Supermarket Music

Vintage music (Muzak?) is still alive and well at Walgreens...there is more 50s-60s music played over the intercoms there than on most oldies stations!
by jamcool
29 Dec 2010 01:02
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: OT: Gas Stations
Replies: 2
Views: 7234

Re: OT: Gas Stations

The truck stop operation actually began with Pure Oil, which was bought by Union 76 around 1965. Pure was a major operator of auto/truck stops in the Midwest and South, Union expanded the concept to its own marketing areas. In 1970 the Pure brand was finally replaced by 76 and the auto/truck stops e...
by jamcool
29 Dec 2010 00:31
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Blythe CA
Replies: 9
Views: 4828

Re: Blythe CA

It is odd that Wal-Mart has not entered Blythe (a city of around 10,000)-an understored, isolated town. The closest big city is Yuma.
by jamcool
09 Dec 2010 17:19
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Phoenix - Remembering Smitty's
Replies: 30
Views: 40844

Re: Phoenix - Remembering Smitty's

For those who are interested.... http://smittysstory.com/index.html Smitty's began in Iowa with a handful of stores..the first to have in-store bakerys and restaraunts. With the same concept Clyde Smith opened his first Phx store in 1961..on 16th St just north of Food City. It was the largest in siz...
by jamcool
05 Oct 2010 15:39
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Disappearing Sizzlers in your area
Replies: 30
Views: 16829

Re: Disappearing Sizzlers in your area

Flagstaff has 2 Sizzlers, one on each end of town

And there is at least one in Phoenix
by jamcool
22 Aug 2010 01:00
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise
Replies: 177
Views: 83641

Re: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise

Quaker also owned at one time Marx Toys, and made that one big acquisition that led to the merger with Pepsi...Stokley-Van Camp, who gave the world Gatorade.
by jamcool
22 Aug 2010 00:55
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise
Replies: 177
Views: 83641

Re: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise

It was a brand of soda in various fruit flavors (I think the usual citrus varieties, plus maybe cherry) with a "dairy" base. Kind of like a carbonated melted creamsicle in a glass bottle. It was around in the mid 1970's--about the time I graduated San Jose State and moved back to Los Angeles for a f...
by jamcool
13 Aug 2010 15:39
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears sign oddity
Replies: 10
Views: 12756

Re: Sears sign oddity

Sears likes to play around with different logos...in the 70s their bags had the Sears name in script with a stylized "S" logo(while still using the rectangle)...in the 80s came the short-lived "sears" euro-block lettering (usually at the top of the ads). Today they are playing around with a lower-ca...
by jamcool
08 Aug 2010 04:36
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Eckerd's "leapfrog" development
Replies: 7
Views: 8363

Re: Eckerd's "leapfrog" development

Eckerd expanded into Phoenix and Tucson just before the CVS takeover - CVS moved into PHX the same time Eckerd did. Some that were under construction as Eckerd opened as CVS. When CVS acquired the Osco stores here, several of the former Eckerds near the existing Oscos were closed.
by jamcool
03 Aug 2010 20:32
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Disappearing Sizzlers in your area
Replies: 30
Views: 16829

Re: Disappearing Sizzlers in your area

The Montebello Sizzler burnt down over a year ago, and recently, they removed the signs on the building. The Sizzler sign on Beverly Blvd though is still there, and they have PODS located still in the parking lot. I don't know if they are planning to reopen eventually or if this is permanently clos...
by jamcool
20 Jul 2010 15:32
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise
Replies: 177
Views: 83641

Re: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise

Archway soft cookies are back BTW, made by Lance (better known for their peanut-butter vending machine crackers)