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by scanman2
28 Sep 2007 00:27
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Gigante History
Replies: 12
Views: 5197

Gigante stores closing

I just went by the Gigante in Chino that closed and saw the liquor license transfer which is in the name of Super Center Concepts, Inc. which is the corporate name for Superior Super Warehouse. A sign is on the building welcoming the Gigante customers to the Superior in Chino and Ontario. I also got...
by scanman2
28 Sep 2007 00:25
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Intriguing SoCal chain: Superior Super Warehouse
Replies: 33
Views: 17734

Superior in Chino moving!

I just went by the Gigante in Chino that closed and saw the liquor license transfer which is in the name of Super Center Concepts, Inc. which is the corporate name for Superior Super Warehouse. A sign is on the building welcoming the Gigante customers to the Superior in Chino and Ontario. I also got...
by scanman2
28 Sep 2007 00:11
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Food 4 Less Pomona North (Montclair / Claremont Border)
Replies: 6
Views: 4925

Food 4 Less Pomona-Indian Hill & Holt

Yes it was a Market Basket up until the late 70's, then it was a Boys Market, I'm not sure but a friend tells me that for a short time it was a Viva Mart which was a latino store run by QFI after QFI bought Boys, until Boys was bought out by F4L.
by scanman2
27 Sep 2007 13:07
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Gigante History
Replies: 12
Views: 5197

Gigante Closing stores

I can tell you from my opinion that Gigante opened stores in areas that they were trying to cater to the Latino population and as an example they opened a store in Chino that has some latinos but is still mostly anglo and I personally went and checked out the store a few weeks after it opened and wa...
by scanman2
26 Sep 2007 01:40
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Gigante History
Replies: 12
Views: 5197

Gigante in Pico Rivera closing

My sources in Superior tell me they are taking over the lease on the Gigante in Pico Rivera and will reopen in 3-4 months. I can also tell you that the Gigante in Chino has already closed as well. I'm being told SUperior got that store too but they already have a store down the street in the old Gem...
by scanman2
24 Sep 2007 17:52
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: UPLAND CA--Pavillions Site
Replies: 13
Views: 6352

Pavilions in Upland CA

yes the Pavilions is now a Remart which sells various items nothing food like stereos, pottery, some other electronics, etc. I have seen damaged and small quantity left overs from Costco there. I remember at the opposite end of that shopping center where Home Depot is located now there was a very sm...
by scanman2
24 Sep 2007 17:46
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: CLAREMONT CA--Albertsons site closing
Replies: 21
Views: 10909

Skaggs Alpha Beta

Having lived in the Inland Empire since 16 years old and in the grocery industry since then too, I remember all the fanfare when that store in Clarement opened as southern CA's first SKAGGS ALPHA BETA. I went in there on opening day and it was overexaggerated. All the corporate office suits from Alp...
by scanman2
24 Sep 2007 17:32
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Check cashing machines at Alpha Beta
Replies: 10
Views: 8166

These machines were called CASHEX. It was originally designed for ALpha Beta but became a service that they sold to other stores. We actually used it in the original 2 Superior Super Warehouse stores in Lynwood and South Central LA for less than a year and then switched over to Telecheck.
by scanman2
24 Sep 2007 16:34
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: 1967 vintage Gemco (now Target) to close Jan 6
Replies: 31
Views: 19612

Old Fedmarts

I heard that the City of Ontario has finally approved the long planned Wal-Mart Supercenter on Mountain and I-10 just south of the freeway. This was one of the older Fedmarts that had the 3 sided very tall sign. It was divided and Target was there since they came to CA in the late 80's. The left sid...
by scanman2
24 Sep 2007 16:23
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Southern CA defunct chains
Replies: 1
Views: 2821

Southern CA defunct chains

Hi, I would love to hear anybodys recollections of some of the chains that have disappeared from southern CA especially Orange County. I lived in Anaheim for the 1st 15 years of my life and remember such stores as McCoys Markets (Ball Rd & Beach Blvd I think) I remember poking holes in the shrink wr...
by scanman2
24 Sep 2007 14:53
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Intriguing SoCal chain: Superior Super Warehouse
Replies: 33
Views: 17734

Superior In Covina

Oh another interesting thing about the Superior in Covina, it had a Thrify Drug in the center that had a Thrifty Coffee shop at the end of the center. I used to love eating there when I worked at Superior...liver and onions...yummy!!!
by scanman2
24 Sep 2007 14:51
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Intriguing SoCal chain: Superior Super Warehouse
Replies: 33
Views: 17734

Superior Super Warehouse

I am a former career Superior employee only 3 years removed so if anybody has any questions feel free to ask. As far as the Superior in Covina is concerned I can speak for the histroy as far back as 1981 as I was an original employee there. It was originally a Smith's Food King (the 1st time around ...