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by StoreLiker2006
27 May 2012 01:44
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Goodyear Tire Service Centers
Replies: 7
Views: 6740

Re: Goodyear Tire Service Centers

I want to point out to all the Goodyear purists that the current version of the logo (with italicized text for the words "GOOD" and "YEAR" on either side of the winged shoe) dates to 1968. Presumably, it must also have been then that the storefront adopted the neon blue "GOOD(winged shoe)YEAR" lette...
by StoreLiker2006
25 May 2012 18:34
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Goodyear Tire Service Centers
Replies: 7
Views: 6740

Goodyear Tire Service Centers

Could anyone please help me identify all the design aesthetics Goodyear Tires service center architectures used to be like back in the '50s, '60s and '70s? Here is one at SE 82nd Ave. that is now operating as Charlie Bretz Tire Factory: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7223/7270103310_44433a15f2_c.jpg ...
by StoreLiker2006
07 May 2012 18:05
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Fred Meyer in Oregon City - Baskin-Robbins
Replies: 0
Views: 3116

Fred Meyer in Oregon City - Baskin-Robbins

About the Fred Meyer in Oregon City (1839 South Molalla Avenue): is it true that the Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream store located within the main building (suite F) was there from day one in August 1981? Or, did the B-R show up sometime after the FM's first remodeling job in June 1988?

~Ben
by StoreLiker2006
03 May 2012 21:56
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Baskin-Robbins Architectures (1959-1990)
Replies: 1
Views: 4331

Baskin-Robbins Architectures (1959-1990)

Could anyone here please enlighten me as to the history of Baskin-Robbins' architectural styles owing to the style of architectures as well as the signage? http://www.groceteria.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3052 The old "ragtime/circus 31" logo many of us have remembered was first used in 1959 (ac...
by StoreLiker2006
03 May 2012 19:22
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Baskin Robbins signs
Replies: 10
Views: 8250

Re: Baskin Robbins signs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ie7qXmthME If it means anything to you here, this 1991 commercial shows the '70s style logo on the packaging, but has the newer logo (which lasted until 2006) at the very end of the clip. I also discovered that the trademark had been filed for the newer logo that year...
by StoreLiker2006
27 Feb 2012 23:33
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: The Very First Texaco "System 2000" Stations (1981-1983)
Replies: 14
Views: 9483

Re: The Very First Texaco "System 2000" Stations (1981-1983)

This address in Brookfield, CT is listed as "Texaco System 2000" in several listings. It's currently a Shell (which many Texaco stations converted to in the early 2000s). http://maps.google.com/maps?client=safari&rls=en&oe=UTF-8&q=138+Federal+Rd%0ABrookfield,+CT+06804&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x89e7...
by StoreLiker2006
27 Feb 2012 23:29
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Toys "R" Us #8006 - Tigard, OR
Replies: 0
Views: 3954

Toys "R" Us #8006 - Tigard, OR

Is anyone able to identify whether or not this Toys "R" Us situated at 10065 SW Cascade Ave. in Tigard, OR, was once an "L-shaped" building, given its year of opening that is 1980 (along with the Jantzen Beach and Clackamas stores)? This is what the store currently looks like (since ca. 1997) http:/...
by StoreLiker2006
14 Jan 2012 22:20
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Unusual '60s 7-Eleven
Replies: 1
Views: 2990

Unusual '60s 7-Eleven

This photo has me wondering: what other pre-1967 7-Elevens had looked like this one? Here is the proof: http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4101/4907976241_a6ba11b9bb_b.jpg corner of Summer Avenue and White Station Road, Memphis, TN, c. 1970 by ⓑⓘⓡⓒⓗ from memphis , on Flickr (You must look at the far left...
by StoreLiker2006
05 Jan 2012 20:31
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: 7-Eleven in Justin Timberlake's "Like I Love You" Video
Replies: 0
Views: 3201

7-Eleven in Justin Timberlake's "Like I Love You" Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ3slUz7Jo8&ob=av2e Could anyone please identify where this 7-Eleven is that is featured in this 2002 Justin Timberlake video for his single "Like I Love You"? I also want to know whether or not this particular location still exists to this day. I could presume it to ...
by StoreLiker2006
11 Dec 2011 05:39
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: What to look for in Portland?
Replies: 13
Views: 5126

Re: What to look for in Portland?

What about the "hidden Marina" store at 5920 NE Martin Luther King Blvd. Is that one still open? I was in that store about 1 1/2 years ago, and it looks modern on the outside, but the Marina ceiling is in full view inside. Yes, as far as I know that location still exists. This location was original...
by StoreLiker2006
07 Dec 2011 21:49
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: The Very First Texaco "System 2000" Stations (1981-1983)
Replies: 14
Views: 9483

The Very First Texaco "System 2000" Stations (1981-1983)

I wonder if anyone here has any pictures from 1981-83 of any of the very first Texaco "System 2000" service stations, which were built to showcase the company's current logo (red circle and white star with "T" cutout)? The System 2000 motif had replaced the '60s-style Matawan motif. Also, I want to ...
by StoreLiker2006
07 Dec 2011 06:52
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: How Many Matawan Texaco Stations Left in Portland, OR?
Replies: 0
Views: 3607

How Many Matawan Texaco Stations Left in Portland, OR?

How many of the Matawan-architecture Texaco stations are left in Portland, OR? The Matawan descriptive refers to the distinctive architecture that was first featured at a location in Matawan, NJ, that dates to 1964. I can think of one in the Oak Grove-Gladstone portion of Milwaukie, OR. I can rememb...
by StoreLiker2006
07 Dec 2011 04:23
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: What to look for in Portland?
Replies: 13
Views: 5126

Re: What to look for in Portland?

The Safeway at 101 SE 82nd Ave., which opened October 27, 1967 (it replaced the 8120 SE Stark St. location that dated from 1940), will be the lone remaining Marina Safeway left after the Burlingame location gets remixed. When Safeway finally goes ahead with redeveloping the 82nd & Burnside store I m...
by StoreLiker2006
06 Nov 2011 13:12
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: History of Albertson's in Portland, OR
Replies: 0
Views: 2454

History of Albertson's in Portland, OR

How many of you here actually have any old vintage photographs from the 1960s-'80s in regards to most or all of the Albertson's stores throughout Portland, OR and outlying areas? Wanted pictures: 10115 SE Stark St. (opened 1965, closed around 1980) 940 SE 39th Ave. (opened 1965, closed 1989) 4715 SE...
by StoreLiker2006
25 Oct 2011 12:59
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: History of Chain Restaurants in Portland, OR
Replies: 1
Views: 3424

History of Chain Restaurants in Portland, OR

If anyone here remembers how far back we'd had chain restaurants here in Portland, OR, I would be satisfied. For example: McDonald's opened its first Portland-area restaurant at the corner of NE 122nd Ave. & Glisan St. in February 1960. Burger King opened its first Portland-area restaurant near Mall...