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by javelin
18 Oct 2008 23:34
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Disappearing Sizzlers in your area
Replies: 30
Views: 15557

Re: Disappearing Sizzlers in your area

The Montebello Sizzler burnt down over a year ago I hope the irony wasn't lost on that. The Sizzler in Victorville, CA closed years ago and has been hanging on as a Korean BBQ. In fact, every restaurant on that block has changed ownership at least once. The neighboring Mexican restaurant is on it's...
by javelin
17 Oct 2008 21:25
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Mervyns
Replies: 94
Views: 55419

Re: Goodbye Mervyns?

Mervyn's is an anchor at the mall of Victor Valley in Victorville, CA. I noticed on Tuesday that all the signage indicating the opening of the store in San Bernardino had been removed, and that the newly remodeled building had no signs in place. After seeing that, I was expecting some bad news. Cerb...
by javelin
16 Oct 2008 13:50
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Sportsman's Warehouse
Replies: 0
Views: 2476

Sportsman's Warehouse

The 4-month old location in Victorville, CA became history yesterday at 12 noon. It was formerly the old Costco location. An odd place for a hunting goods store in the middle of the desert. Apparently they let the employees know the day before.
by javelin
16 Oct 2008 13:44
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Former Boston Market locations in your area
Replies: 37
Views: 21974

Re: Former Boston Market locations in your area

The former location on bear Valley Road in Victorville, CA is now an Arby's, and has been for much longer than it was a Boston Market. Directly across the street is a former Kenny Rogers Roasters, now a chinese restaurant.

There are a few remaining in CA, but the closest I know of is in Redlands.
by javelin
24 Sep 2008 22:17
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Bye Bye Big Boy Market
Replies: 2
Views: 2005

Re: Bye Bye Big Boy Market

If you look closely at the case labeled "chilled wine" in the picture, you'll notice it contains gatorade and energy drinks. Could be grape flavored, but definitely not wine.
by javelin
16 Aug 2008 13:18
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Long's Drugs being bought by CVS and will disappear by 2009
Replies: 53
Views: 32234

Re: Long's Drugs being bought by CVS and will disappear by 2009

J-Man wrote:If I recall correctly, the one at Horton Plaza used to (and maybe still does) have a Thrifty-like ice cream counter where they served Dreyer's ice cream.
Yes, they still do, that's the other thing I found odd about the store.
by javelin
15 Aug 2008 00:50
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Long's Drugs being bought by CVS and will disappear by 2009
Replies: 53
Views: 32234

Re: Long's Drugs being bought by CVS and will disappear by 2009

Longs has a very unique store in the outdoor mall (which itself is unique, it resembles a European shopping plaza) in Downtown San Diego, the smallest Longs I've ever seen. I wonder if that one will close as well.

Anyone remember when CVS used to have stores inside indoor malls?
by javelin
10 Jul 2008 14:26
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: DEFUNCT Home Improvement Chains
Replies: 34
Views: 29818

Re: DEFUNCT Home Improvement Chains

The last H&E in Hesperia, CA closed for good and will reopen as an Orchard Supply. At least most of the employees will still have jobs to return to.
by javelin
29 Apr 2008 23:34
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Older Kmart interiors (orange and otherwise)
Replies: 12
Views: 12523

Re: Older Kmart interiors (orange and otherwise)

I'd prefer if they go back to the red and green logo of the 80's.
by javelin
23 Mar 2008 21:23
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise
Replies: 177
Views: 78867

Re: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise

That reminds me, whatever happened to Chuck Wagon? That commercial with the little horses pulling the wagon being chased by a full size dog in the kitchen is a classic!

And a product whose commercials appealed more to children than to adults, Hamm's beer.
by javelin
02 Mar 2008 01:18
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Unified Grocers video
Replies: 1
Views: 2189

Re: Unified Grocers video

I could only take so much for fear of an epileptic seizure!
by javelin
28 Feb 2008 01:41
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise
Replies: 177
Views: 78867

Re: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise

Talk about extinct, I thought this thread was as well. Apparently Steakums are making a comeback. And I noticed Mothers Flaky Flix is back as well. Reading this thread again, I was reminded that back before pudding came in 4-pack plastic containers, they used to be sold in metal cans. I think Libby'...
by javelin
09 Jan 2008 22:04
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Plaid Stamps in California
Replies: 10
Views: 5325

Re: Plaid Stamps in California

Local chain Stater Bros offered Blue Chip stamps up to the early 80's. After that, it seemed most stores here switched to their own private stamp programs. Von's Expo stores had a stamp promotion for a while in the 90's. I haven't seen one here since.
by javelin
17 Dec 2007 01:28
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: RIP CompUSA 1984-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 8210

I'd be surprised to see Circuit City buy any of the CompUSA stores. A long-vacant CC location is about to become a Grupo Famsa electronics store in Victorville, CA near an Hispanic supermarket. I'd suspect they'll open in some of these CompUSA stores as well.
by javelin
17 Dec 2007 01:07
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: DEFUNCT Home Improvement Chains
Replies: 34
Views: 29818

the smaller chains went by the waist side. Wayside... A local chain in So Cal, H&E Hardware began it's death spiral a few months ago. They had locations in Barstow, Palmdale, Lancaster and Victorville and are now down to one Hesperia store, which is apparently up for sale. When the Handyman chain c...