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by Daniel
04 Jan 2008 16:12
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips
Replies: 27
Views: 26884

Re: Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips

Had lunch today at a surviving Arthur Treacher's in Parma Heights. Is this the original interior?? http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f396/otterphotos/vintagefood012.jpg http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f396/otterphotos/vintagefood011.jpg http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f396/otterphotos/vintagefoo...
by Daniel
30 Dec 2007 23:37
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Before and After Remodel Photos
Replies: 14
Views: 5334

Re: Before and After Remodel Photos

Here are a few from an ex-Albertsons in Fresno. It had the interior with the odd bits of corrugated metal stuck on the walls and the awnings that said Albertsons over the departments. I love the use of stickers... http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f396/otterphotos/DSC02832.jpg http://i51.photobucket...
by Daniel
22 Dec 2007 02:16
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Former Ralphs in Fresno, CA
Replies: 7
Views: 3247

Re: Former Ralphs in Fresno, CA

Actually, in the Fresno market Food 4 Less is not a Kroger operation. Their warehouse operation is FoodsCo there. For some reason, they sold off the former Ralphs instead of converting them to FoodsCo. Great pics, though, so sad to see the once great interior of this store ruined.
by Daniel
18 Dec 2007 02:42
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: DEFUNCT Home Improvement Chains
Replies: 34
Views: 31329

What exactly did happen with Handyman? I remember a few of their locations sitting vacant for years before being taken over by Orchard Supply. I still remember part of their ad jingle...
by Daniel
18 Dec 2007 02:39
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: RIP CompUSA 1984-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 8448

So what will happen to the name "The Good Guys", an electronics chain CompUSA bought, closed all the freestanding stores and rebranded their electronics sections to?
by Daniel
09 Dec 2007 07:36
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Levitz Furniture
Replies: 27
Views: 20048

Aw, that's too bad! The Levitz store in Fresno had a massive neon sign dating from the 60's. Somewhere I have a picture of it lit up at night.
by Daniel
09 Dec 2007 07:34
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Woolworth's
Replies: 24
Views: 16977

An exception to that would be the store in the Fashion Fair Mall in Fresno, Ca. It was built in the 70's along with the rest of the mall, but had a basement level with the pet dept, some clothing, toys, and the music dept. down there. When Woolworth's closed, the basement level disappeared. At my ol...
by Daniel
08 Dec 2007 03:03
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Supermarkets in Popular Music
Replies: 9
Views: 7914

close... it's "Same Old Lang Syne"
by Daniel
07 Dec 2007 04:58
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Dept. store chains with widely dispresed operations
Replies: 28
Views: 12076

Fresno's Macy's opened in 1984, to be exact. It was the first expansion of Fashion Fair Mall, and the property was the site of the Starlite Drive-In Theater.
by Daniel
02 Dec 2007 22:40
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Rite-Aid Sign Replacements for Acquired Chains
Replies: 33
Views: 29735

I recall the Payless Super Drug in Clovis, Ca had the Payless logos removed from the interior, but the stripe of pink paint had faded so badly you could still see Payless on the wall even though the lettering had been removed. (They did not put up a Rite Aid logo to replace the Payless, rather it sa...
by Daniel
21 Nov 2007 11:34
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Vintage Supermarket Commercials I'd Love to See on YouTube
Replies: 18
Views: 18260

The new version of Supermarket Sweep had fixtures supplied by Hughes Markets at the start, I remember the aisle hangers had Hughes logos on them, and they would get a billboard mention at the end of the show. After a few seasons this went away and the Hughes logos were removed from the aisle hangers.
by Daniel
17 Nov 2007 02:40
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Albuquerque Fair 'N' Square
Replies: 4
Views: 4180

OOOOH! Any chance you could post a few of these photos here??
by Daniel
12 Nov 2007 17:23
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Supermarket in "The Mist"
Replies: 12
Views: 5910

I agree, that is very odd a set designer would go to such painstaking effort to recreate a Safeway interior package. I am pretty certain the interior of the store is a set, because if you look at the exterior of the "Food House" the windows don't seem to go all the way to the ground, but on the shot...
by Daniel
11 Nov 2007 12:26
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Supermarket in "The Mist"
Replies: 12
Views: 5910

According to IMDB, the movie was filmed in Shreveport. If you look closely at the fonts on the wall graphics in the movie trailer and compare them to the Safeway photos on this site you'll notice they aren't quite the actual fonts original to the Safeway decor. A nit-pick, I know...
by Daniel
10 Nov 2007 17:54
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: 3407 Payne Ave. Cleveland, OH
Replies: 4
Views: 2981

Actually, that wall on the left is Dave's! The facade of the Dave's store has been renovated very recently so I thought the store was much newer than it really is.