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by Daniel
01 Jan 2009 23:03
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Marketplace - Gainesville, TX
Replies: 2
Views: 3992

Re: Marketplace - Gainesville, TX

I'd hazard a guess it originally had that mid 70's Safeway interior where the department signage was one word painted on the wall and another part done in lettering on top of the painted word. (As an example "milk and eggs" was in lettering and "DAIRY" was painted on the wall.) This store is a great...
by Daniel
18 Dec 2008 13:05
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Abandoned store, 8400 Euclid, Cleveland OH
Replies: 14
Views: 8627

Re: Abandoned store, 8400 Euclid, Cleveland OH

I found on Flickr some interior shots of this old Fisher Foods. I'm guessing this is the original 60's interior.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hellmutt/2 ... 198677547/
by Daniel
11 Dec 2008 15:46
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Supermarket jingles
Replies: 15
Views: 12217

Re: Supermarket jingles

The oldest Safeway jingle I have is from 1965: "The big letter "S" in Safeway Meand Super Shopping, Super Saving too! So shop... at Safeway!" On a Century 21 (jingle house) demo LP they have the "Since we're neighbors, let's be friends" jingle: "Where ever you are... You're not very far from a neigh...
by Daniel
10 Dec 2008 15:19
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Supermarket jingles
Replies: 15
Views: 12217

Re: Supermarket jingles

When I was working in radio I happened to go to the studios of out AM station in another city and came across 2 1960's jingles for local markets in a closet. One of them went something like "Best Buy market, your neighborhood supermarket, Has the best price, best quality! Ample parking, Thrifty Gree...
by Daniel
21 Nov 2008 23:46
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Sav-On Food/Drug Stores
Replies: 8
Views: 4563

Re: Sav-On Food/Drug Stores

Thanks for digging up that pic of the Cedar & Dakota Vons (Now closed, I don't know what's in there now). Here's a shot of the Sanger location that was much smaller than the Fresno or Merced stores. http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f396/otterphotos/SaveMartSanger11.jpg The locations I'm talking abo...
by Daniel
20 Nov 2008 22:41
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Sav-On Food/Drug Stores
Replies: 8
Views: 4563

Sav-On Food/Drug Stores

In doing some research some time ago, I found that Sav-On had opened a number of combination grocery/drugstores in the mid 80's, apparently getting as far North as Merced. From the news reports I watched, the Fresno stores opened in 1984 and closed the same year. Those stores were bought by Vons and...
by Daniel
27 Oct 2008 00:35
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 are bigger than a Rite Aid or Walgreens. They were in line with the size of store Payless or Thrifty built in the 70's and 80's.
by Daniel
13 Oct 2008 14:22
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Stouffer's Restaurants
Replies: 16
Views: 12704

Re: Stouffer's Restaurants

The Westgate Mall in Fairview Park (Cleveland suburb) has a Stouffer's restaurant at one time. When they demolished the mall and built a big box center, they covered the storefronts under construction with photo murals of the old mall. One of them had a picture of the sign for Stouffer's, I took a p...
by Daniel
09 Oct 2008 09:30
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise
Replies: 177
Views: 78866

Re: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise

That is lousy. I loved thier iced animal cookies!!!
by Daniel
06 Oct 2008 03:25
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: JONS Markets--Southern California
Replies: 8
Views: 6840

Re: JONS Markets--Southern California

I saw that too. No mistaking that yellow triangle poking out from behind that tree!
by Daniel
20 Sep 2008 14:22
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: A couple of Bay Area notes
Replies: 14
Views: 6613

Re: A couple of Bay Area notes

Food Maxx is owned by Save Mart. As far as I know they own it 100% and don't have any franchises.
by Daniel
14 Sep 2008 12:36
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: WinCo interiors
Replies: 10
Views: 4339

Re: WinCo interiors

Hy Top... Who's product is that? I remember Save Mart used that as a house brand before they started the Sunny Select line.
by Daniel
13 Sep 2008 22:56
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: WinCo interiors
Replies: 10
Views: 4339

Re: WinCo interiors

Could you describe the interior?? This is the interior of their Clovis, Ca store. It opened about 2 1/2 years ago in a former Home Base/House 2 Home store.

Image
by Daniel
31 Aug 2008 23:24
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: 23920 Ironwood Ave - Moreno Valley, CA
Replies: 5
Views: 2560

Re: 23920 Ironwood Ave - Moreno Valley, CA

I was thinking the flooring looked like what Vons used in the 80's, back in the days when they had the netting and plastic fish hanging over the seafood department.