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by scanman2
21 Jan 2008 20:01
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Intriguing SoCal chain: Superior Super Warehouse
Replies: 33
Views: 17732

Re: Intriguing SoCal chain: Superior Super Warehouse

Just to let everybody know that I'm back at Superior now (3 years removed) and can give more 1st hand information without giving away any trade secrets of course lol! An update for the Gigante that Superior took over in Chino on Central and Philadelphia. Superior on Walnut and Central will not move ...
by scanman2
21 Jan 2008 19:47
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Unusual shaped Vons sign, 9119 Reseda Blvd, Northridge
Replies: 7
Views: 3434

Re: Unusual shaped Vons sign, 9119 Reseda Blvd, Northridge

I believe this was possibly a Food Giant and then a Smith's Food King (when they were around the first time).
by scanman2
05 Jan 2008 14:00
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Intriguing SoCal chain: Superior Super Warehouse
Replies: 33
Views: 17732

Re: Intriguing SoCal chain: Superior Super Warehouse

Yes Superior did an excellent job remodeling the store. This is also Superiors test store for self-service checkout and so far the numbers show 32-35% of the customers are using the self service. Superior spends $3 million on a store remodel when they take over a store and $5 million on new grounder...
by scanman2
04 Jan 2008 11:21
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Intriguing SoCal chain: Superior Super Warehouse
Replies: 33
Views: 17732

32 ranch market?

This store was a 32nd Street Market and the chain has since closed all of their stores which I believe got as high as 5 stores. The USC store as it was called had a huge liquor warehouse upstairs above the store and in the heyday the store was said to have had 25% of their sales come from alcoholic ...
by scanman2
01 Nov 2007 15:20
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: The Pop Shoppe
Replies: 9
Views: 6558

The Pop Shoppe

Anybody remember the Pop Shoppe? You would buy various flavors of loose sodas and take them home in a crate and bring back the empty bottles. The one I remember in Anaheim CA was a drive through. Loved the grape and ginger ale flavors.
by scanman2
01 Nov 2007 14:54
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Store #1
Replies: 31
Views: 21596

Superior in Covina

The Superior in Covina is under a sub lease from UWG (Unified Western Grocers) who is leasing it from Supervalu, who bought out Albertsons, who bought out Lucky. The store was a Super Saver which was Lucky's attempt at a warehouse store prior to Superior going back the 2nd time to that site. They di...
by scanman2
31 Oct 2007 13:54
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Store #1
Replies: 31
Views: 21596

1st store still open

Superior Super Warehouse in southern CA has their first store still open but there is a twist to the story. The original store #1 is in Covina on Arrow & Citrus. It was opened in March 1981, Superior lost the lease and had union problems and closed the store in Dec. 1983. In 1994 they opened the sto...
by scanman2
31 Oct 2007 13:45
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Number plates on shopping carts
Replies: 10
Views: 5566

Numbers on shopping carts

I seem to remember Gemco doing this and you would drive around the side of the building to load your stuff into your car. Possibly I remember Fedco doing this as well.
by scanman2
31 Oct 2007 13:42
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Pup n Taco- southern CA
Replies: 11
Views: 6705

Pup n Taco french fries

I seem to remember them as crinkle cut fries and they had some with chili, onions, and cheese too.
by scanman2
31 Oct 2007 13:41
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Pup n Taco- southern CA
Replies: 11
Views: 6705

pup n taco Anaheim CA

yes if there was a Taco Bell on Ball & Knott I'm pretty sure that was the Pup n taco I went to as a kid living in Anaheim. Most of the Pup n Taco's were taken over by Taco Bell.
by scanman2
31 Oct 2007 10:55
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears Candy Counters
Replies: 19
Views: 20775

Sears Candy Counters

I grew up in Anaheim and mom and dad would take me to then called BPC (Buena Park Center now called BPM (Buena Park Mall)) and Sears had a free standing booth right outside (BPC was an open air mall then) ooh the smell of the hot caramel corn! Yes I remember hot toffee peanuts too. I also would go e...
by scanman2
31 Oct 2007 10:47
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Treasury Department Stores
Replies: 34
Views: 28613

Treasury Dept Stores

David, I saw you posted a picture of a Treasury store and this is my memory of their sign so I think that is the same chain. The one near me when I lived in Anaheim was in Buena Park I think. I forwarded the picture to my mom who used to take me there alot so she may know better than me.
by scanman2
30 Oct 2007 14:02
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Pup n Taco- southern CA
Replies: 11
Views: 6705

Pup n Taco

The Pup n Taco I went to when I was in High School was at Mountain & Philadelphia in Ontario. It was converted to a Taco Bell. It burnt down a few years ago and they rebuilt it. I also remember going as a kid to one in Anaheim somewhere on Ball Rd maybe Brookhurst or Knott near a Pop Shoppe (remembe...
by scanman2
30 Oct 2007 10:39
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Market Basket Locations
Replies: 24
Views: 15295

Albertsons picture above

Yes I would say that was a Market Basket as it looks the same as the one that was in Chino on Central and Philadelphia now slated to become a Superior Super Warehouse.
by scanman2
30 Oct 2007 00:48
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Thrifty Coffee Shops
Replies: 6
Views: 5033

Thrifty Coffee Shop Covina CA

Yes that's correct. It is a mexican restaurant now.