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by hushpuppy212
14 Mar 2007 01:29
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: BULLOCKS--Southern California
Replies: 24
Views: 18120

That's good to know, since Manhattan Beach is representative of the 1980's Bullock's look. Since it's slated to close, I would presume West Covina has been left pretty much untouched, and would still have a 1975 look to it.
by hushpuppy212
11 Mar 2007 05:29
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: BULLOCKS--Southern California
Replies: 24
Views: 18120

IMHO, in their heyday, Bullock's was the chain that epitomized Southern California department stores. Classy, stylish, and always in good taste, their stores were beautifully designed, meticulously maintained, and expertly staffed. They had classic 'tea rooms' where Madame would meet friends for lun...
by hushpuppy212
11 Mar 2007 03:02
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Those Department Store "Bells"
Replies: 10
Views: 17211

Justin,
I should've mentioned that the Emporium Stonestown only used the call boxes from the store opening in 1952 until the remodel in 1969, when they were removed. From then on, they used the bells. Sorry for the confusion.
Paul
by hushpuppy212
24 Feb 2007 11:21
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Those Department Store "Bells"
Replies: 10
Views: 17211

In 1977, when I first went to work at Liberty House in downtown San Francisco, I 'floated' throughout the store, working one day a week on the switchboard. Groceteria is correct about the bells being used to page executives. The store manager was '1', low-level managers had 'longer' numbers. Sitting...
by hushpuppy212
23 Feb 2007 04:09
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: San Bruno, CA: Former Lucky and Safeway
Replies: 11
Views: 5285

The old Safeway closed many, many years before Lucky did. I was very young when we lived in Crestmoor Park from 1957-1964 and I think Safeway closed in the early 1960's. It became a Chrysler car dealership, then Honda, I think.
by hushpuppy212
23 Feb 2007 03:47
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: QFI
Replies: 17
Views: 11108

Loved the photo of the Broadway Market store! I grew up in Millbrae (1964-1977) and only knew of it as a QFI. Judging from the photos, I would guess it opened in the early 1950's. I also fondly remember the SSF store with its cool slanty-overhang entrances. There was a new QFI in the new Serramonte ...