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by javelin
21 Jun 2006 00:48
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Market basket Pics from the 50's Southern Ca
Replies: 18
Views: 15755

Today the Market Basket is a Fallas Paredes mexican wear store. See, I'm mistaken. It's been several months since I was in town. How 'bout the Sears? BTW, do you know what's happened to some of the other establishments around there? The last time I was in the area before earlier this year was in th...
by javelin
20 Jun 2006 20:29
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Market basket Pics from the 50's Southern Ca
Replies: 18
Views: 15755

That second photo seems to be from 1959 or later...note the red "batwing" Chevy making a left turn in the intersection. And note the Sav-On on the corner of the shopping center...and what appears to be a Sears farther down the street (the right side of the pic - the green sign in the distance. I wo...
by javelin
24 May 2006 15:58
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Jewel T in Southern California
Replies: 15
Views: 11173

Jewel-T

Anyone remember these stores? Apparently a spin off of Jewel. They never carried produce, no meat, only a few dairy items, everything they sold was in boxes or (usually dented) cans, and when you checked out, you'd put everything in cardboard boxes-no shopping bags. Several locations in Southern Cal...
by javelin
24 May 2006 15:36
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: New Uses for Grocery Stores
Replies: 88
Views: 78463

As a young kid, I remember a Safeway in West LA on Venice Blvd just east of Overland, between Keystone and Mentone. It was the type of building with the barrel roof (not a Marina, though) and a big tall sign, like the logo for the message board you see in the upper left. The Safeway closed and beca...
by javelin
24 May 2006 04:29
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Sambo's Restaurant Locations in California
Replies: 54
Views: 42889

I loved Sambo's as a kid. Used to be one across the street from Disneyland, another on Brookhurst in Anaheim, later became a Spires (across the street from Howard's coffee shop, anyone remember that restaurant chain?). Unless the name were changed, it'll never be revived. How about Samba's? Someone ...
by javelin
24 May 2006 04:18
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Food Barn/Liquor Barn
Replies: 16
Views: 10012

Food Barn was a Kansas City thing. If I can find it, I have a pic of one of their shopping carts, you all will get a kick out of, the one in question was a converted Safeway cart (complete with the S on it) Yeah, it had the "S" logo on the side had orange or brown handles. The whole store was orang...
by javelin
23 May 2006 17:48
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Treasury Department Stores
Replies: 34
Views: 28213

Treasury Department Stores

Anyone remember this disocunt store? My family used to drive from L.A. to the one in Buena Park. One day we went, the store was all boarded up. The last one was going out of business in Riverside I believe, and I remember that they were just about empty except for the few shelves in front. I couldn'...
by javelin
23 May 2006 17:28
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Weirdest combination of grocery store and other business?
Replies: 20
Views: 13867

Re: Weirdest combination of grocery store and other business

How about a supermarket and casino? I'm used to seeing slot machines in the front of markets in Las Vegas, but I was at a Smith's that had a walled off section and the word "casino" above" with about 30 or so slots and an attendant sitting in front, near a pot of coffee to keep the gamblers awake. T...
by javelin
23 May 2006 17:04
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Food Barn/Liquor Barn
Replies: 16
Views: 10012

Food Barn/Liquor Barn

As a kid I thought these were odd names for stores, they seemed to be coming out of nowhere in Southern California in the early 80's. The earliest reference of Liquor Barn I can find is from 1979 (never was in one of course), and found it interesting that the same guy who started Liquor Barn for Saf...
by javelin
23 May 2006 16:48
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Phar-Mor
Replies: 25
Views: 28713

Phar-Mor. The Youngstown, OH based drug superstore chain that folded a few years back? In California? They never got out of the Midwest, that I'm aware of. We had one in Victorville, CA...opened for less than a year. Really cool place unlike any other drug store I'd ever seen. They had a touch scre...