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by jamcool
24 Jun 2010 15:48
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: 7-Eleven Stores (1980-Prior)
Replies: 16
Views: 8501

Re: 7-Eleven Stores (1980-Prior)

Anyone got any idea if this particular 7-Eleven corresponds to any known styles? I'm guessing it was a conversion of an existing gas station, but there's a possibility it might be an older style as well. It looks like a 60s-70s style Enco/Exxon station...according to the roofline, the service bays ...
by jamcool
23 May 2010 04:24
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: 7-Eleven Stores (1980-Prior)
Replies: 16
Views: 8501

Re: 7-Eleven Stores (1980-Prior)

Tempe has very restrictive sign laws (only street level signage for businesses), this sign was "grandfathered" in.

I remember 7-11 had an alternate logo in some areas..."7-11" in a rectangular sign with a rooster and an owl..was it a test logo?
by jamcool
03 Feb 2010 01:41
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Fry's in California - History?
Replies: 4
Views: 8240

Fry's in California - History?

Fry's is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year in Arizona (starting with 2 stores in 1960). What was their history in the Bay Area, and how did they end up opening stores in Phoenix?
by jamcool
11 Jan 2010 01:49
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Stop-N-Go
Replies: 2
Views: 2296

Re: Stop-N-Go

As a former employee of stop-n-go I will state that what you discovered is another chain not related to them. National Convenience Stores inc. Houston Texas(owner of Stop-n-Go) was purchased by Diamond /Shamrock /Valero oil co. who still operate Valero gas stations with the Stop-n-Go markets brandi...
by jamcool
11 Jan 2010 01:31
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: TIC TOC MARKETS
Replies: 1
Views: 2104

Re: TIC TOC MARKETS

I suspect they copied Circle K...before buying out U-Tote-M, Circle K only operated in the San Berdoo-Riverside area
by jamcool
23 Oct 2009 02:21
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Montgomery Ward 1970s signage
Replies: 4
Views: 4013

Re: Montgomery Ward 1970s signage

Valley West Mall in Glendale (AZ) had a Wards with the blue block logo (it was built in 1973)

Anf the Wards in El Con Mall in Tucson used the blue block logo all the way to the shut-down of the Wards operation
by jamcool
08 Sep 2009 02:40
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Phoenix - Remembering Smitty's
Replies: 30
Views: 40806

Re: Phoenix - Remembering Smitty's

When Smith's entered the Phoenix market around 1990, Smitty's threatened the chain with legal action over the similarities in both names...yet both chain's operations were combined under Yucaipa's ownership in the mid 90s (Smith's rebranded the grocery-only Smitty's stores to Smith's, and Smitty's n...
by jamcool
26 Jun 2009 02:51
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Fred Meyer gas stations signage
Replies: 16
Views: 8910

Re: Fred Meyer gas stations signage

The diamond logo and plain-font lettering are being used by all of the gas stations operated by the various Kroger-owned chains (eg Fry's, King Soopers, City Market,etc) In Colorado, King Soopers fuel centers and Loaf N Jug use the same logo.
by jamcool
14 May 2009 02:55
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Old Hawthorne Safeway
Replies: 3
Views: 2682

Re: Old Hawthorne Safeway

The photo can't be any earlier than 1949--there is a '49-'50 Ford in front of Friendly Market
by jamcool
16 Mar 2009 23:47
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: the BROADWAY
Replies: 23
Views: 11392

Re: the BROADWAY

Jeff wrote:A third has been found.

Metrocenter Mall in Phoenix.

The Macys store closed and moved into the former Robinsons-May location. So this store could have been demolished by now.
The ex-Broadway at Metrocenter is still standing at this time.
by jamcool
06 Mar 2009 02:00
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Pic-n-Save/Setzers
Replies: 8
Views: 6396

Re: Pic-n-Save/Setzers

Pic-N-Save (later called MacFrugals) out west was a close out chain, which later was bought out by Big Lots
by jamcool
23 Feb 2009 01:18
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise
Replies: 177
Views: 83591

Re: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise

Skaggs/Alpha Beta had their own private label liquor as well.
by jamcool
18 Feb 2009 01:21
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Chveron Stations Operating as Standard Oil
Replies: 27
Views: 26687

Re: Chveron Stations Operating as Standard Oil

There was a rather confusing "system" of signage of Socal/Chevron stations...dealing with the rectangular "fin" sign that included the chevron shield... Standard owned/operated stations used a blue fin with STANDARD and "Standard station" on the cap over the chevron. Standard owned stations that wer...
by jamcool
09 Jan 2009 01:22
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Gottschalks
Replies: 61
Views: 29044

Re: Gottschalks

Gottschalk's has been rumored to be a takeover target for some time now.

Maybe Dillard's?