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by Daniel
05 May 2009 16:51
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Castle-Like Restaurant (Not White Castle) in Cleveland
Replies: 3
Views: 2435

Re: Castle-Like Restaurant (Not White Castle) in Cleveland

Very cool! Thanks for the information! It's a very cool building and it's a shame it's sitting abandoned! It must have been something back in the day!
by Daniel
04 May 2009 23:09
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: TG&Y
Replies: 24
Views: 16494

Re: TG&Y

This is from Wikipoo, so it may or may not be accurate. (I've always heard those same last names in reference to the chain, but this is the first I've come across first names)
The chain was named for its three founders: Rawdon E. Tomlinson, Enoch L. "Les" Gosselin, and Raymond A. Young
by Daniel
04 May 2009 23:05
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Castle-Like Restaurant (Not White Castle) in Cleveland
Replies: 3
Views: 2435

Castle-Like Restaurant (Not White Castle) in Cleveland

This is along Euclid Avenue in Cleveland or East Cleveland, I'm not sure. It's about the size of a Wendy's but it's got these very cool turrets and flags all over the front, and it had some amazing signage judging by the frames left behind. Does anyone recognize this building? Was it a chain? http:/...
by Daniel
09 Apr 2009 04:31
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Gottschalks
Replies: 61
Views: 26508

Re: Gottschalks

I'm pretty certain the store shown there is the old Weinstock's store at Fashion Fair Mall. Gottschalk's got that store in a trade with Macy's after Macy's took over Weinstock's/Emporium. Gottschalk's got the larger end anchor space while Macy's turned the old Gottschalk's anchor space into a Macy's...
by Daniel
15 Feb 2009 15:37
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise
Replies: 177
Views: 78866

Re: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise

Oh, my! That reminds me of the "Thrifty" store brand liquor they used to sell before becoming Rite Aid! That stuff looked so bad I don't even think a wino would have touched it!
by Daniel
02 Feb 2009 12:04
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Thrifty Junior Drug Stores
Replies: 17
Views: 13247

Re: Thrifty Junior Drug Stores

I had a friend who worked at Thrifty in the 90's, and I seem to remember him mentioning a Thrifty Jr. in LA that was tiny, only around 1,500 sq. ft. This store was brought up because they routinely refused shipments of trailers of 12-pack Cokes and similar things that kept being sent there even thou...
by Daniel
02 Feb 2009 12:00
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Strange Rite Aid Remodel
Replies: 11
Views: 8175

Re: Strange Rite Aid Remodel

I've never seen anything like this, either. Usually these old stores remained untouched until they recieved a total remodel or were closed and replaced with a small standalone store somewhere nearby.

What was on the walls that had the "Rediscover" whatever... slogans on them?
by Daniel
02 Feb 2009 11:45
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Carlsbad, CA Vons Old/Unusual Interior
Replies: 7
Views: 3988

Re: Carlsbad, CA Vons Old/Unusual Interior

If my mind is not playing tricks on me, that lettering is from the very early 80's Vons interior package and would have been surrounded by painted stripes in shades of browns and oranges similar to the stripes in the tile in the floor. (There may also have been some wood accents behind the lettering...
by Daniel
15 Jan 2009 04:10
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Cleveland, Ohio: Former Fast Food?
Replies: 6
Views: 3002

Re: Cleveland, Ohio: Former Fast Food?

It's at E. 125th and St. Clair.
by Daniel
14 Jan 2009 23:03
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Cleveland, Ohio: Former Fast Food?
Replies: 6
Views: 3002

Re: Cleveland, Ohio: Former Fast Food?

Ah-ha, that was a possibility I hadn't thought of. Not being from this area I'm at a bit of a disadvantage, lol.
by Daniel
11 Jan 2009 00:13
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: American Stores Company operated restaurants in the 1980's
Replies: 5
Views: 2755

Re: American Stores Company operated restaurants in the 1980's

I read somewhere they had a small chain of steakhouses, but I can't remember what it was called.
by Daniel
09 Jan 2009 15:25
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Gottschalks
Replies: 61
Views: 26508

Re: Gottschalks

The rumor going around when I lived in California was that Penney's was interested in them. Dillard's might be another choice, since Gottschalk's is in a lot of areas where Dillard's doesn't currently do business. As far as Wikipedia, I've never been terribly impressed with it due to glaring factual...
by Daniel
08 Jan 2009 23:03
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Gottschalks
Replies: 61
Views: 26508

Re: Gottschalks

I bet the store in Fresno's Manchester Center will be gone... It opened in 1976, but was pretty much dead along with the rest of the mall by 1988. When I was last there, the entire upper level was a clearance center, they had closed off all mall access to the upper level and had drywalled off parts ...
by Daniel
03 Jan 2009 01:00
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Disappearing Sizzlers in your area
Replies: 30
Views: 15557

Re: Disappearing Sizzlers in your area

Their meltdown in the 90's reduced their Fresno presence to 1 restaurant. The Clovis location became Play It Again Sports, and the Blackstone and Dakota location became a Country Waffles restaurant. I do miss the TV ads with the whispered "Sizzler!" at the end.