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by Daniel
27 Dec 2005 05:30
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Sambo's Restaurant Locations in California
Replies: 54
Views: 43137

Some locations: -- Blackstone Avenue near Shaw, Fresno. Now somebody's Country Kitchen. That would be a BJ's Kountry Kitchen. I am not positive it was a Sambo's location, but I know it was a Denny's as it still has the distinctively shaped Denny's sign frame. I have been meaning to check with the c...
by Daniel
26 Dec 2005 04:35
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Sambo's Restaurant Locations in California
Replies: 54
Views: 43137

Fresno had two, one on Fulton street downtown that's still standing, and one on Blackstone and McKinley that was demolished after "Season's" went out of business.
by Daniel
17 Dec 2005 05:30
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: KMart Cafeteria and Other Restaurants
Replies: 71
Views: 80468

The one I went to in the 80's in a long since demolished Kmart was just called "CAFETERIA".
by Daniel
12 Dec 2005 05:31
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Hill's? Hill's-Korvette?
Replies: 35
Views: 39771

Somewhere I have a recording of WMCA radio in the 60's that has an ad jingle for Hills-Korvette... Have to see what I did with it!
by Daniel
02 Dec 2005 05:17
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Best Products
Replies: 42
Views: 29207

We had a Best here in Fresno, it became a Burlington Coat Factory. It wasn't anything significant architecturally, and looks exactly the same as it did outside as when Best was there. They had a little competetion from Ardan and Consumers, but both of those catalog showrooms folded by 1985 or 1986, ...
by Daniel
02 Dec 2005 05:12
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: 2000 Block of South El Dorado, Stockton CA
Replies: 2
Views: 3684

It looks very similar to the ex-Safeway at Tulare & First in Fresno. (It was Arthur's Toys for many years but is now some sort of ethnic supermarket)
by Daniel
02 Dec 2005 05:03
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Penn Fruit
Replies: 7
Views: 6872

That article was a fascinating read. It's not often you get to hear the "inside story" on why a chain goes bankrupt, usually you only hear littel snippets in the news.
by Daniel
15 Nov 2005 04:09
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Who remembers store brand beer?
Replies: 19
Views: 15787

I have seen cans of Alpha Beta beer on Ebay, and I remember Thrifty Drug had house brand Vodka... I was underage when Thrifty was still in business so I never tried any, lol! I have also seen Scotch Buy (Safeway) cigarettes on Ebay as well.
by Daniel
12 Nov 2005 04:30
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)
Replies: 169
Views: 115629

The Jewel store in The Blues Brothers was in the Dixie Square Mall in Harvey, Il. The mall had been closed down for about a year by the time the movie was made, so the Jewel store you see in the movie was the front part of a JC Penney store when the mall was actually open. Jewel did operate a store ...
by Daniel
12 Nov 2005 04:23
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: The many slogans of Safeway.
Replies: 3
Views: 4660

Work an honest day... Get an honest deal at Safeway Nobody does it better for less than Safeway See the difference... taste (?) the difference at Safeway One I don't remember is "Say Hello"... I have an early 80's LP of different jingles this company made, and there's a Safeway jingle on there that ...