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by luckysaver
12 Feb 2009 20:07
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: History of: Kmart, City of Industry CA
Replies: 12
Views: 6587

History of: Kmart, City of Industry CA

Last week I drove by the old Kmart on Hacienda and Valley in Industry. I was surprised the building was gone - nothing but a Valero gas station and a vacant dirt lot. Here is its history: According to the City of Industry's website ( http://www.cityofindustry.org/picbase/picbase29.html ), Kmart buil...
by luckysaver
12 Feb 2009 19:48
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: PayLess Drug Stores
Replies: 24
Views: 19330

Re: PayLess Drug Stores

Dean, Trader's has about 85% of that building. The former rightside entrance is up for lease (I mentioned it in a post somewhere). The Rowland Heights store on Colima/Fairway is now Design Concepts Furniture . It was a Chinese-run home furnishings store after Payless closed. That store closed becaus...
by luckysaver
12 Feb 2009 19:38
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Rancho Cucamonga chain grocer history
Replies: 16
Views: 7692

Re: Rancho Cucamonga chain grocer history

Jeff and Dean, According to the official FTC papers on the Albertsons divestiture, KVMart's Top Valu acquired the Haven store before passing it to Vons the same year (2000). I guess TopValu wouldn't do well in RC so they pulled out. On another note, it turns out that RC had 2 Lucky stores. Besides H...
by luckysaver
11 Feb 2009 22:51
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Rancho Cucamonga chain grocer history
Replies: 16
Views: 7692

Re: Rancho Cucamonga chain grocer history

2 pieces of updates to my earlier posts: A Fresh & Easy is being built as the anchor to another new shopping center in the Terra Vista section on Haven. They moved from another proposed site at the southern border of the city at Haven and 4th Street (on the Ontario side) last year. Supervalu's Save-...
by luckysaver
08 Feb 2009 20:16
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Unusual supermarkets in La Canada Flintridge and Glendale
Replies: 7
Views: 3840

Re: Unusual supermarkets in La Canada Flintridge and Glendale

The TJ Maxx building looks kind of small and rather boxy to have been a Buffum's.

luckysaver
by luckysaver
08 Feb 2009 20:00
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: LA Cafeterias
Replies: 23
Views: 14867

Re: LA Cafeterias

I believe the Cliftons West Covina was the Clifton Greenery. More on its history and architecture here, courtesy of the University of Washington: https://digital.lib.washington.edu/php/architect/record.phtml?type=structure&structureid=11395 The main cafeteria in Downtown LA has a long history. KCET/...
by luckysaver
08 Feb 2009 19:55
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Thrifty Junior Drug Stores
Replies: 17
Views: 14028

Re: Thrifty Junior Drug Stores

In 1994, the Lucky division of American Stores held the liquor licenses for Savon Drugs and Savon Express. It was also around this time that ASC rebranded the in-store Lucky Pharmacy to Savon Pharmacy. (Similar but unrelated note: Lucky bigrigs were seen at Savon stores). Indeed, this particular sto...
by luckysaver
08 Feb 2009 19:47
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Unusual supermarkets in La Canada Flintridge and Glendale
Replies: 7
Views: 3840

Re: Unusual supermarkets in La Canada Flintridge and Glendale

Yes, Chad, Vons 143 is the one at 635 Foothill . I was surprised to see that it still had the Davilla-era interior and that layout similar to the early 1990's that several stores sported. The Ralphs FF and the Vons are the only major chain grocers on this stretch of Foothill between the 210 junction...
by luckysaver
06 Feb 2009 18:35
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Unusual supermarkets in La Canada Flintridge and Glendale
Replies: 7
Views: 3840

Unusual supermarkets in La Canada Flintridge and Glendale

Yesterday, I visited 3 stores in La Canada Flintridge/Glendale area. These all have rather odd features not usually exhibited by their sister stores within the same chains. - Vons #143 on Foothill Blvd in LCF between the Glendale Freeway (State Route 2) and the Foothill Freeway (I-210). This store, ...
by luckysaver
05 Feb 2009 01:59
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Smith's/PriceRite/Food4Less Las Vegas
Replies: 30
Views: 26170

Re: Smith's/PriceRite/Food4Less Las Vegas

Back in 1997, Fred Meyer's operations in Las Vegas consisted of Food4Less and PriceRite (operated by the Ralphs Grocery Company subsidiary) and Smiths (as a separate division). After Kroger acquired FM, the Vegas operations reorganized: - Ralphs ended the PriceRite banner and converted to Food4Less ...
by luckysaver
05 Feb 2009 01:45
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: LA Cafeterias
Replies: 23
Views: 14867

Re: LA Cafeterias

Where exactly was the Greenery in West Covina and when did it operate?

luckysaver

ps
The Westfield Shoppingtown once had a Clifton's on the Sears side facing the 10 Freeway - it was the small building attached to the Sears building (former Broadway).
by luckysaver
02 Feb 2009 19:37
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Thrifty Junior Drug Stores
Replies: 17
Views: 14028

Re: Thrifty Junior Drug Stores

On your Rite Aid weekly ad, look on the fine print on the bottom of the liquor page (last page). It lists all the west coast stores where merchandise in the ad is available stock on hand or not available at all. I'm sure most of these stores listed were ex-Thrifty Jr. The operating subsidiary in Cal...
by luckysaver
31 Jan 2009 13:02
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: History: Eichenbaum's Woodside Village West Covina, CA
Replies: 3
Views: 5927

Re: History: Eichenbaum's Woodside Village West Covina, CA

Jeff, I called it the west wing because I'm looking at the center facing the Puente Hills, not the BKK landfill. Eichenbaum never added the west wing (TJ Maxx, Goodwill/Hallmark). This was added by the subsequent owner after Eichenbaum. Farr's Hallmark anchored the west wing adjacent to the Woodside...
by luckysaver
30 Jan 2009 23:21
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: History: Eichenbaum's Woodside Village West Covina, CA
Replies: 3
Views: 5927

History: Eichenbaum's Woodside Village West Covina, CA

Joseph Eichenbaum designed many shopping centers in Southern California. Among them is Woodside Village in West Covina on Amar and Azusa. He originally called it Rolling Greens Plaza in 1968 as he worked on and off with Donald Bren (developer of the adjacent residential area). The land was part of t...
by luckysaver
27 Jan 2009 22:40
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Largest Walgreens store I've seen
Replies: 6
Views: 8719

Largest Walgreens store I've seen

I was driving last night on Sunset Blvd in the Echo Park section of Los Angeles (west of Dodger Stadium) near the intersection with Alvarado Street (State Highway 2), I noticed a very large, rather a wide rectangular Walgreens store. It appeared to have been built by the company from the ground up, ...