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by Daniel
03 Mar 2008 13:45
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Cleveland, OH: What was this abandoned store??
Replies: 3
Views: 3364

Re: Cleveland, OH: What was this abandoned store??

Ah, Uncle Bill's! I never think of them since I wasn't in these parts when they existed.
by Daniel
03 Mar 2008 11:37
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Akron, OH: Acme Market
Replies: 4
Views: 3026

Akron, OH: Acme Market

A very nice store, was it always an Acme or was it something else previously? I loved the architecture in any case. http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f396/otterphotos/acme01.jpg http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f396/otterphotos/acme011.jpg http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f396/otterphotos/acme012....
by Daniel
02 Mar 2008 22:55
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Cleveland, OH: What was this abandoned store??
Replies: 3
Views: 3364

Cleveland, OH: What was this abandoned store??

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f396/otterphotos/abandonedstore01.jpg It's on Lakeshore Blvd. and was last a Big Lots. The front looks familiar, and I want to say it's an old Zayre but am not totally sure. Edit: From a 1980 newspaper ad, I see that the only Zayre in Cleveland proper was at Dennis...
by Daniel
29 Feb 2008 06:53
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise
Replies: 177
Views: 80797

Re: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise

They no longer make Sizzlean, either! "Move over, Bacon!"
by Daniel
28 Feb 2008 00:09
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)
Replies: 169
Views: 106269

Re: Supermarkets in the Movies and TV

Yes, the producers of Adam-12 were usually very good about obscuring store names. I remember one episode where they filmed at a liquor store, they had put black trash bags over the sign!
by Daniel
26 Feb 2008 10:48
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Westlake, OH: Former A&P?
Replies: 8
Views: 4657

Re: Westlake, OH: Former A&P?

Ah, thanks for that information! I was pretty sure this was an A&P, but since it's actually the first ex-A&P I have come across I wasnt positive.
by Daniel
25 Feb 2008 00:36
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Westlake, OH: Former A&P?
Replies: 8
Views: 4657

Westlake, OH: Former A&P?

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This is at the intersection of Dover Center Rd. and Detroit Rd. It operated as a Discount Drug Mart until they built a new store across the street. Am I correct in guessing this was originally an A&P?
by Daniel
22 Feb 2008 17:25
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Former Alpha Beta: 500 Blk West Marshall Bl, San Bernardino
Replies: 12
Views: 3901

Re: Former Alpha Beta: 500 Blk West Marshall Bl, San Bernardino

I've always taken my interiors with a regular camera and have had no problems. I just take the picture real quick and put the camera back in my pocket. However, this isn't always possible if the store is super busy.
by Daniel
01 Feb 2008 14:23
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Thriftimart inside Montgomery Wards, Fresno
Replies: 2
Views: 2567

Re: Thriftimart inside Montgomery Wards, Fresno

Yes, the Wards in Fresno did become a Target. That Smart & Final store has been there since the mid 70's, so it would stand to reason that they just converted it to S&F from Thriftimart. (The sign said "Smart & Final Iris Co." for years until the center was remodeled a few years before Wards closed)
by Daniel
26 Jan 2008 18:22
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Lakewood Hgts Blvd, Cleveland, OH
Replies: 5
Views: 3369

Re: Lakewood Hgts Blvd, Cleveland, OH

Ah, so it's always been a Rego's. It's a nice little store, and I am curious what it looked like before it was remodeled. (Yes, it's just barely within the Cleveland boundaries)
by Daniel
26 Jan 2008 02:25
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Lakewood Hgts Blvd, Cleveland, OH
Replies: 5
Views: 3369

Lakewood Hgts Blvd, Cleveland, OH

This building is currently the independent Rego's Market, but what was it originally? Kroger? The interior has a very nice gray terazzo floor, and has recently been redone with recycled wall fixtures from an old Tops store. (Rego's bought the old Tops in Westlake, so I am making the assumption that ...
by Daniel
24 Jan 2008 13:24
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: other historical operations of Albertsons/American Stores
Replies: 8
Views: 3091

Re: other historical operations of Albertsons/American Stores

There was an Albertsons/Payless combo location in Clovis, Ca (Seperate stores next door in a strip mall). The Payless Super Drug lasted until Rite Aid bought them and is currently divided into three shops while the Albertson's closed after a short time and became the independent Bad Boy Market. Bad ...
by Daniel
23 Jan 2008 00:18
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Former Raleys in Las Vegas
Replies: 2
Views: 2966

Re: Former Raleys in Las Vegas

On that "Thank You" fixture, theSmith's logo also looks odd, as some of the letters are smaller than the rest. Looks very crude and amateurish.
by Daniel
07 Jan 2008 11:28
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Shopping Bag Food Stores In Southern California
Replies: 48
Views: 32461

Re: Shopping Bag Food Stores In Southern California

There was an episode of Adam-12 where you can see a Shopping Bag roadside sign, but I don't recall exactly which episode it was.
by Daniel
04 Jan 2008 17:27
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Cork 'n Cleaver
Replies: 4
Views: 4192

Re: Cork 'n Cleaver

Were they of any relation to the now defunct Cask N' Cleaver chain that was mainly in California?