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by steps
08 Oct 2006 05:12
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Pavilions/Santa Monica Boulevard
Replies: 36
Views: 18887

There's also a Ralphs at Beverly Connection and a Bristol Farms on Beverly. There *used to be* a Ralphs at Beverly Connection... http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f396/otterphotos/emptyralphs1.jpg http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f396/otterphotos/emptyralphs11.jpg Photos taken Thursday... The whol...
by steps
08 Oct 2006 04:53
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Pavilions/Santa Monica Boulevard
Replies: 36
Views: 18887

any pics of the west hollywood store when it was a safeway..? do u remember what style the interior was....?
by steps
08 Oct 2006 04:44
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Pavilions/Santa Monica Boulevard
Replies: 36
Views: 18887

Re: Pavilions

That's cool that you remember the Garden Grove Pavilions. It was the first store in the chain and replaced an existing and very successful old Vons in the same shopping center. I thought the Monrovia store was the first Pavilions. At least that's what I was led to believe. If I remember right the f...
by steps
06 Oct 2006 02:41
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Pavilions/Santa Monica Boulevard
Replies: 36
Views: 18887

It makes sense that they would want to rebuild this store. All of the competing stores I can think of in the area have been totally redone or rebuilt in the last few years: The Ralphs Fresh Fare (former Hughes) on Beverly and Doheney, Whole Foods (former Alpha Beta) on SMB and Fairfax, and the Rock...
by steps
06 Oct 2006 02:33
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Pavilions/Santa Monica Boulevard
Replies: 36
Views: 18887

I opened that store in 1992! I haven't been in it for many years. I'll have to go check it out. It was one of the most successful new stores ever for Vons and started out at more than $600,000 a week, which is a lot of a new store. haha yes i forgot sorry! I cant believe they were still using the s...
by steps
05 Oct 2006 03:30
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Pavilions/Santa Monica Boulevard
Replies: 36
Views: 18887

A Pavilions Place was just smaller than a normal Pavilions (Beverly Hills and Santa Monica are on 18,000 sq ft. compared to 55,000 sq. ft. for new-build Pavilions). that's what I i thought...but the others on here were saying no. Beverly Hills and West Hollywood are the the square footage...? BH is...
by steps
04 Oct 2006 18:54
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Pavilions/Santa Monica Boulevard
Replies: 36
Views: 18887

Pavilions on 8969 Santa Monica Blvd was ALSO a Safeway. Dunno the details of when it became a Pavilions but i do know it was a Safeway then a VONS then a Pavilions...so i dunno if it was aquired in 1986 or not. The store at 8969 Santa Monica Blvd. was never a Vons. I was working there when Vons acq...
by steps
03 Oct 2006 00:49
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Grocery Experience
Replies: 3
Views: 3586

I'm MAINLY INTO THE VONS/PAVILIONS STUDIES PRE-SAFEWAY...I FIND THE CONCEPTS OF THE STORES INTERRESTING...I LOVE THE WHOLE PAVILIONS CONCEPT SINCE I WAS YOUNGER AND WENT TO MY FIRST ONE (GARDEN GROVE) I WORKED AT ALL THE PAVILIONS STORES U MENTIONED AND LEFT BOUT 2 OR 3 YEARS AGO. I READ SOMEWHERE T...
by steps
02 Oct 2006 19:05
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Pavilions/Santa Monica Boulevard
Replies: 36
Views: 18887

This Pavilions store in santa monica was a former Safeway...it is the marina style but since they built the top part where the sign is attached u cant tell from the outside...when u go in u can see the curve. These Safeway stores to me are very small....most of these stores dont have bakeries.... ht...
by steps
20 Sep 2006 19:45
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Safeway's "divested" markets from 1986
Replies: 46
Views: 264936

This was a variant of the Marina style. A few out here in California were like this. There are some Vons stores that are marina's, most notiably the Santa Monica Bl location in West La. I used to work at that store. While i was working there, there were talks of a remodel but never ever came of tha...
by steps
20 Sep 2006 15:45
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Vintage interior in Washington Mutual ad
Replies: 43
Views: 22131

i like this topic...its like this store is a "mystery" store....i cant wait to see what store it officially turns out to be.....has anyone thought of emailing washington mutual....? There is no mystery. I am 100% certain it's a Mayfair (unless you're referring to exactly which former-Mayfair it is)...
by steps
20 Sep 2006 02:03
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Vintage interior in Washington Mutual ad
Replies: 43
Views: 22131

i like this topic...its like this store is a "mystery" store....i cant wait to see what store it officially turns out to be.....has anyone thought of emailing washington mutual....?
by steps
19 Sep 2006 22:48
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: San Francisco: Bayshore Boulevard ex-Marina Safeway
Replies: 18
Views: 11254

In 1991, it reopened as ABC Market, which was owned by Cala/Bell, and subsequently was rebranded Food4Less and then FoodsCo. My mom worked for ABC Markets in So Cal...are these the same markets...??? If so, someone has the history mixed up....since she said they went outta business late 80's/early ...
by steps
11 Sep 2006 04:01
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Unique looking Safeway
Replies: 1
Views: 2728

Unique looking Safeway

i found this pic of a Safeway. No info on this pic....to me its unique since i have never seen them use this type building....

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by steps
05 Sep 2006 01:07
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway before Vons 1980's take over
Replies: 2
Views: 2805

its funny because the only Vons ive been to have been former Safeways. Goes to show how many stores Safeway had here.