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by javelin
13 Dec 2007 20:20
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Korvettes: "Top Hits" 45RPM Records
Replies: 4
Views: 3573

Re: Korvettes: "Top Hits" 45RPM Records

The "Top Hits" list was often in fairly critical need of a proofreader, by the way. The song that jogged this memory was "Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer" by Kenny Rogers and Dottie West, which on the "Top Hits" list unceremoniously appeared as "Don't Fall In Love With A Drawer ". (Abuse of bedro...
by javelin
08 Nov 2007 15:51
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Treasury Department Stores
Replies: 34
Views: 27478

Re: Treasury Dept Stores

David, I saw you posted a picture of a Treasury store and this is my memory of their sign so I think that is the same chain. The one near me when I lived in Anaheim was in Buena Park I think. I forwarded the picture to my mom who used to take me there alot so she may know better than me. That's the...
by javelin
09 Sep 2007 15:01
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Old Target Interiors
Replies: 31
Views: 21840

Hrm- From what I remember of Target first coming to Richmond I thought they were regular Targets and not under the Greatland name- granted this was 11 years ago so my memory is a bit rusty. Most of the Targets I have shopped in have had the same basic layout (walk in, clothing by entrance, electron...
by javelin
30 Jun 2007 00:42
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Remodeling at Stater Bros., former Albertsons, Downey, CA
Replies: 9
Views: 6015

Any relation to the All American Home Center, also in Downey?
by javelin
27 Jun 2007 13:46
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Remodeling at Stater Bros., former Albertsons, Downey, CA
Replies: 9
Views: 6015

Albertson's used to have a store in the Stonewood Mall when it was outdoors, now enclosed. IIRC, they later opened another location in 1983. I don't remember a 2nd Albertson's on Firestone, could be wrong.
by javelin
26 Jun 2007 01:22
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Thrifty Coffee Shops
Replies: 6
Views: 4760

The first Thrifty's I remember had a coffee shop...on Atlantic Blvd in Maywood, CA. There was an entrance in the front as it was on the corner, as well as another entrance at the end of a long ramp at the rear of the building, where the parking was. Next to that ramp was the coffee shop. Was it Thri...
by javelin
12 Jun 2007 02:51
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: White Front Stores
Replies: 48
Views: 48537

I know that many SF/Peninsula White Front stores had Brentwood Markets attached, as per this thread . I've wondered if the Brentwoods always operated under their own names or if they too were referred to as "White Front Supermarket" at some point. I know the buildings appear to have been designed t...
by javelin
06 May 2007 10:24
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Heilig-Meyers Furniture
Replies: 9
Views: 7145

Unfortunately, those days are gone for the most part. Economies of scale and the investment community have made it so most everyone has to fit somehow into a matrix of credit scoring and risk management based on data and not on character. Sorry for the soapbox. Did the banking industry change or ha...
by javelin
04 May 2007 15:31
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Heilig-Meyers Furniture
Replies: 9
Views: 7145

I worked for Heilig Meyers for a while back in college. Our customers were typically on public assistance or minumum wage jobs with horrible credit. Reposessions weren't uncommon, and sometimes dangerous. Most of the time they'd just get sued, and of course the judgments weren't worth the paper they...
by javelin
04 Apr 2007 17:24
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Unimart
Replies: 6
Views: 7428

I ran across this picture on a Burbank memories website about Unimart. I dont know what it was. I beleive we mentioned that this site was later a White front. http://wesclark.com/burbank/unimart.jpg There's a Jo Ann crafts in West Covina with a similar roof with several arches over the entrances, a...
by javelin
28 Mar 2007 01:00
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Sage Grocery Stores
Replies: 16
Views: 16451

I had wondered what that was before, but what about the boarded up building next to it? I wish they would tear that whole place down, it's a real eyesore. Here's a picture of the former Stater Bros that I just spotted on roadsidepictures' flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/54177448@N00/274265818/...
by javelin
28 Mar 2007 00:53
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: HACIENDA HEIGHTS CA--Former SMITH'S FOOD KING?
Replies: 12
Views: 8115

This Joann Fabrics is going out of business and slated to close soon. Visit it before they close....for all we know, it could be torn down. Going back to this subject, I noticed the Joann Fabric stores are usually located in older-looking buildings. I was in the location in Victorville a few months...
by javelin
07 Mar 2007 03:49
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Gemco Locations
Replies: 44
Views: 26316

The San Bernardino GEMCO is TARGET to this day. Still has the original HUGE GEMCO main poled sign on Sterling. (similar to picture above) The only Target in San Bernardino was originally a White Front, then a Fedmart. The Target on Orange Show is a former White Front/FedMart. There's another Target...
by javelin
06 Mar 2007 17:06
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Gemco Locations
Replies: 44
Views: 26316

The San Bernardino GEMCO is TARGET to this day. Still has the original HUGE GEMCO main poled sign on Sterling. (similar to picture above) They have had many remodels over the years...yet always have had some type of GEMCO remnants about. Believe the LAST remodel finally removed it all. The bathroom...
by javelin
27 Feb 2007 16:48
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Sage Grocery Stores
Replies: 16
Views: 16451

There's a Hispanic store called El Tigre at 1184 W 2nd St which is a former Stater Bros, so that might be the store you're thinking of. The city wants to tear it down to build a Superior Food Warehouse store. As an aside, there's information on the restoration of the Santa Fe depot at http://www.sa...