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by luckysaver
17 Aug 2010 16:57
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Just to clarify the "Pavilions Place" name
Replies: 17
Views: 8873

Re: Just to clarify the "Pavilions Place" name

Current Vons ads as of last week continued to show a "Pavilions Value Plus'' card. I always thought Pavilions Place were the small express store versions of Pavilions. The Sherman Oaks store mentioned in this thread (which I've been to late last year) is a rebadged Vons - not even upscale. The only ...
by luckysaver
04 Jan 2010 15:51
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Temple City Former Albertson's
Replies: 5
Views: 3157

Re: Temple City Former Albertson's

Super A Foods closed their Pico Rivera store back in Summer 09, which also happens to be on Rosemead Blvd (State Hwy 19) (coincidence?). Pico store used to be Greatway.

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by luckysaver
04 Jan 2010 15:47
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: ROWLAND HEIGHTS CA
Replies: 10
Views: 6551

Re: ROWLAND HEIGHTS CA

Additional notes on the Nogales/Colima corner supermarkets: - TS Emporium (Tak Shing Hong) actually moved to the Ole's/Builders Emporium building from the Big Lots Center, now occupied by another Chinese grocer, AAA Farmers Market . TSH opened this branch next to Big Lots as the Chinese/Korean invas...
by luckysaver
04 Jan 2010 02:19
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: ROWLAND HEIGHTS CA
Replies: 10
Views: 6551

Re: ROWLAND HEIGHTS CA

Update on Nogales/Colima supermarkets. Historically, this part of Rowland Heights was its own community called Otterbein and much of the shopping was developed between 1966-67. - 99Cents Only : first opened as Albertsons , circa 1966. 1982: Old World Antique Mall (Albertsons opened stores on Colima/...
by luckysaver
09 Dec 2009 20:04
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: 1990's Ralphs Time Capsule: Huntington Beach, CA
Replies: 11
Views: 5011

Re: 1990's Ralphs Time Capsule: Huntington Beach, CA

This was the Alpha Beta late 1980's decor package just before American Stores sold off the chain to Yucaipa/Food4Less. The new King Ranch #3 in Covina (425 S Citrus, former AB and Ralphs 623) did an interior remodel but they kept the lettering and style. This is the store that moved from 150 9th Str...
by luckysaver
06 Oct 2009 20:28
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Vons stores with old interiors
Replies: 30
Views: 17147

Re: Vons stores with old interiors

La Canada Flintridge Vons (red-white) is another SoCal store that retained the old interior. All other stores that I've been to in the San Gabriel Valley have the Lifestyle package.

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by luckysaver
22 Aug 2009 15:04
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Seessel's
Replies: 4
Views: 3683

Re: Seessel's

When Albertsons Inc acquired Seessel's (10 locations in Tennessee), they quietly renamed it "Seessel's By Albertsons" and it was part of the Southeast region. The SuperOne and Bruno's outlets that was part of the purchase of Seessel Holdings Inc were rebranded as Albertsons or Albertsons-Osco. The "...
by luckysaver
22 Aug 2009 14:50
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: BULLOCKS--Southern California
Replies: 24
Views: 17449

Re: BULLOCKS--Southern California

Bullocks West Covina has quickly transformed into a Best Buy store that will open this Fall.
Best Buy is moving from the "The Lakes" since that complex opened.

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by luckysaver
22 Aug 2009 13:49
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: CLAREMONT CA--Albertsons site closing
Replies: 21
Views: 10319

Re: CLAREMONT CA--Albertsons site closing

Site still vacant today. Even Claremont Toyota is in a bit of a decline as well. When I went inside the store before it closed, it had the 1998 Lucky decor package. Actually, that part of Claremont is not the best area for a store like Albertsons despite facing the 10 Freeway. The Pomona city limits...
by luckysaver
23 Jul 2009 14:36
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: ALPHA BETA advertising campaigns
Replies: 14
Views: 6019

Re: ALPHA BETA advertising campaigns

Dean, I may be wrong but I think certain S-AB products may have been briefly distributed by LKS for a short time. I also had a Harvest Day tub from LKS products. For example, many Albertsons products had their labels recently reprinted from "Albertsons Inc Boise ID" to "Supervalu Inc Eden Prarie MN"...
by luckysaver
21 Jul 2009 20:50
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: ALPHA BETA advertising campaigns
Replies: 14
Views: 6019

Re: ALPHA BETA advertising campaigns

The Skaggs-AB brand was kept by American Stores until after 1988. I had a magarine tub (1989) and it said "Distributed by LKS Products". LKS was the distributing arm of the Lucky division of American Stores.

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by luckysaver
21 Jul 2009 20:47
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Van de Kamp's Restaurant Sites
Replies: 19
Views: 16441

Re: Van de Kamp's Restaurant Sites

Anaheim had a restaurant as well. It was demolished some time ago.

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by luckysaver
20 Jul 2009 02:13
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Van de Kamp's Restaurant Sites
Replies: 19
Views: 16441

Re: Van de Kamp's Restaurant Sites

With regards to the Van De Kamp's brand store products when the VDK company split into pieces many years ago: The bakery brand is owned by Kroger through the Ralphs Grocery Company and the phantom "Alpha Beta Company" subsidiaries - if you look at the bread bag or any other VDK brand item at Ralphs ...
by luckysaver
20 Jul 2009 02:02
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Van de Kamp's Restaurant Sites
Replies: 19
Views: 16441

Re: Van de Kamp's Restaurant Sites

Dean, I just did a quick lookup on the Google news archive and found that in 1957, VDK's retail division operated a chain of retail baked goods stores/outlets (224 units), 1 drive-in restaurant (stores and drive-in restaurants unidentified), and 4 coffee shops. The drive in was said to be at the his...
by luckysaver
19 Jul 2009 12:44
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Van de Kamp's Restaurant Sites
Replies: 19
Views: 16441

Re: Van de Kamp's Restaurant Sites

Dean, I saw the Glassell Park campus on the corner of Fletcher and San Fernando Road. LA City College, which owns the site calls it the "Van De Kampus" and is a satellite of the main campus in East Hollywood. They gutted the inside but rehabilitating the exterior. It was featured in as part of Morga...