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by shane
22 Jun 2007 12:43
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Thrifty Coffee Shops
Replies: 6
Views: 4955

Thrifty Coffee Shops

I was looking at an old phone book the other day, and noticed an adress for a Thrifty's Coffee Shop. Does someone have any information on this coffee shop operation. I know it was fairly common back in day for drugstores and supermarkets to have coffee shop operation. heres the adress for the one in...
by shane
14 Apr 2007 11:45
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Hughes Market in Southern California
Replies: 36
Views: 29253

Yep The checkstands are even original complete with numbered light boxes.
by shane
13 Apr 2007 22:04
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Hughes Market in Southern California
Replies: 36
Views: 29253

I managed take a few interior pics from the Lancaster Ralphs store which is located at 1969 W Ave. L.

http://news.webshots.com/album/558636789pZCDQA
by shane
12 Mar 2007 12:53
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: The first store that got me interested in old supermarkets
Replies: 27
Views: 27906

The store that got me interested in supermarkets was an old Alpha Beta in Beaumont. I remember going to this store around 1994 when it became a Ralphs. I even remember it still had a sixties style interior complete with old refrigeraters and gondola shelves. My number two store is the former marina ...
by shane
01 Mar 2007 21:00
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Safeway Super S Locations
Replies: 7
Views: 4794

Does anybody remember a drugstore called Super S by Safeway. I remember going to a Super S in Banning Ca., and when was Super S bought by Thrifty's ?
by shane
11 Feb 2007 14:29
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise
Replies: 177
Views: 82433

I went antique shopping the other day and I bought a few Ann Page Spice tins marketed by The great A&P tea company. I don't Know if A&P still sells this brand or not.

Another thing that's rare or hard to find double stick fudgesicles
by shane
14 Jan 2007 21:23
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Thriftimart Locations
Replies: 33
Views: 26747

Lancaster had a Thriftimart, this store was located at 43422 10th St. W. It opened in 1957 and closed in 1966. It became a furniture store and the furniture store closed in 1989. The building sat abandoned for a number of years, and has since been demolished. The sight is now a Winco Foods.
by shane
11 Jan 2007 13:51
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Pioneer Chicken
Replies: 33
Views: 29590

Lancaster used to have a Pioneer Chicken back in the 60's and 70's it was located at 1137 W Ave I This location is now a taco resturant.
by shane
28 Dec 2006 18:10
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise
Replies: 177
Views: 82433

I have not seen crown colony spices in over 25 years
another thing that's rare to find Band-Aids in a tin, or Spaghetti in a cardboard tube
by shane
05 Dec 2006 14:29
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Giant Foods
Replies: 7
Views: 4228

Giant Foods

I was at the thrift store the other day and noticed a shopping cart with a blue handle that said Giant Foods on it. Does anybody have any information on this chain. Another Website I went to mentioned a store called Giant by Ralphs and I Wondered are they related in some way.
by shane
27 Nov 2006 23:03
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sprouse Reitz
Replies: 14
Views: 12962

Sprouse Reitz

I was at the library the other day looking at microfiche and noticed a ton of ads for Sprouse Reits and was wondering does anybody have information on this long gone dime store. The Antelope valley had three Sprouse Reits. These stores were Located at 44225 10th St. West next to Alpha Beta 1025 East...
by shane
13 Nov 2006 15:24
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Woolworth's
Replies: 24
Views: 17184

Lancaster used to have a Woolworths the store was located at 639 Lancaster Blvd, The store was demolished in mid to late 90's the cool thing is that the sidewalk still says Woolworth on it
by shane
04 Oct 2006 16:34
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Store Brand Products
Replies: 21
Views: 16521

This thread reminds me of a few weeks ago, when I bought a bag of Trader Joe's frozen orange chicken, and week later I bought a bag of Ralphs frozen orange chicken. Then I compared the ingredient which were word for word the same, and come to think about it the bags also looked very similar.
by shane
16 Aug 2006 17:31
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Gable roofed Safeway
Replies: 3
Views: 2865

Gable roofed Safeway

I was driving through the city of Ventura California the other day and noticed a gable roofed Vons, maybe late sixties early seventies. I was wondering has anyone ever seen a Vons or Safeway with a gabled roof?

It was very similar to the former Pollocks Pines Safeway.
by shane
05 Jul 2006 14:20
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: LA Safeways That Became Vons
Replies: 41
Views: 31166

In the city of Lancaster there is a Grocers Outlet which was formerly a Vons, and formerly a Safeway it has the marina style roof; this store is located at 45124 N. 10th St. West Lancaster California. In the city of Palmdale there is a Smart and Final which was formerly Safeway located at 266 E. Pal...