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by scanman2
01 Jun 2011 14:49
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: shopping Center sw corner Central & Walnut-Chino
Replies: 6
Views: 9301

Re: shopping Center sw corner Central & Walnut-Chino

I finally spoke to someone that remembers. It was called Sprouse Reitz, later called Sprouse. There was one on Hacienda Blvd. not at Gale but just south of the 60 fwy. Before the retaining and sound wall was put up on the freeway you could see it from the 60 freeway.
by scanman2
06 Sep 2010 14:29
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Anybody Want to Buy a Slightly Used Kmart? (Bellevue, WA)
Replies: 7
Views: 6877

Re: Anybody Want to Buy a Slightly Used Kmart? (Bellevue, WA)

K-Mart in Montclair CA had city and neighbors angry over a Costco opening. Old K-Mart had all glass store front windows. Costco there very busy and has a gas station.
by scanman2
06 Sep 2010 14:25
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Montgomery Ward Locations-Southern California-1960s & '70s
Replies: 28
Views: 21175

Re: Montgomery Ward Locations-Southern California-1960s & '70s

Montclair was torn down and a Target is there. The Target in Ortario which was a FedMart closed when Montclair opened.
by scanman2
23 Aug 2010 16:35
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sprouse Reitz
Replies: 14
Views: 13122

Re: Sprouse Reitz

The remnants of what I thought was a Sprouse Reitz. You can see the old patio area where whatever it was sold plants outside. Did Gilberts carry plants? Maybe it was Gilberts before SR? This is located on the North West corner of Gale and Hacienda. I think there was a Thriftimart on the south east c...
by scanman2
21 Aug 2010 12:12
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Intriguing SoCal chain: Superior Super Warehouse
Replies: 33
Views: 17713

Re: Intriguing SoCal chain: Superior Super Warehouse

Arrow and Citrus was Smith's Food King from the 1st run of Smith's in Southern CA. I know because I worked there when Superior took it over in 1981. It may have been a Food Giant before Smith's but I don't know on that one.
by scanman2
21 Aug 2010 11:42
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: McCowan's Market, San Pedro
Replies: 1
Views: 2887

Re: McCowan's Market, San Pedro

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by scanman2
21 Aug 2010 11:28
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Market Bonanza, Pomona CA
Replies: 6
Views: 4583

Re: Market Bonanza, Pomona CA

I was thinking that was the Old Alpha Beta #1 I have seen referenced to in Pomona?
by scanman2
21 Aug 2010 10:48
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Chino chain grocer update
Replies: 4
Views: 4094

Re: Chino chain grocer update

The Rio Rancho in Chino on Riverside Drive was and independent (Certified Grocers, now Unified Western Grocers customer) called Valley Farms in the 70's and through the early 80's. I worked there a year before going to Superior and lived close by.
by scanman2
21 Aug 2010 10:29
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: UPLAND CA--Pavillions Site
Replies: 13
Views: 6349

Re: UPLAND CA--Pavillions Site

The one in Garden Grove closed.
by scanman2
21 Aug 2010 10:19
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Smith's Food King in Socal--with store locations
Replies: 42
Views: 37972

Re: Smith's Food King in Socal--with store locations

Regarding the Superior Warehouse Grocers (now Superior Grocers) (originally Frontier Grocers) on Arrow & Citrus in Covina, this was indeed a Smith's in the late 70's early 80's. I started working for Superior in March 1981, and the original store #1 for Superior was this location. It was located dif...
by scanman2
18 Aug 2010 13:36
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sprouse Reitz
Replies: 14
Views: 13122

Re: Sprouse Reitz

I remember one in Chino on the southwest corner of Central and Walnut in the 80's. It is now divided up into several shops. I seem to remember one in the City of Industry at Hacienda and Gale. I'd appreciate any feedback on the accuracy of this.
by scanman2
30 Dec 2009 23:45
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: UPLAND CA--Pavillions Site
Replies: 13
Views: 6349

Re: UPLAND CA--Pavillions Site

I thought Remart had 2 stores...the original was in Garden Grove I think. It is no longer on their web site.
by scanman2
09 Jun 2008 01:18
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Old photo
Replies: 5
Views: 3178

Re: Old photo

Funny you mention that Safeway don't give a "Rats Ass" about their history. I notice when I visit other chains web sites that have been taken over by other companies, there is usually no mention about the company history that can be found on the web site. Another example would be to go to the web si...
by scanman2
09 Jun 2008 01:06
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Intriguing SoCal chain: Superior Super Warehouse
Replies: 33
Views: 17713

Re: Intriguing SoCal chain: Superior Super Warehouse

Yes this store will open June 26 and will be the 31st store for Superior. I am a long time employee and very proud to work for Superior. There is much buzz in San Bernardino about this upcoming store. We will also open another store in Santa Ana on 6/12/08 on First St. This store has a very interest...
by scanman2
24 May 2008 13:28
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Market Basket Locations
Replies: 24
Views: 15275

Re: Market Basket Locations

Update on the former Market Basket building in Chino. Superior sub leased it to Deardens (a furniture & appliance store that caters to Latinos). Superior has a store south of there on Central and Walnut that will remain. Mainly Superior got the building to get the Liquor License from Gigante.