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by enginecapt
24 Feb 2009 13:24
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise
Replies: 177
Views: 74001

Re: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise

Is Chateau Alberto still Albertson's house brand for alcoholic bev?
by enginecapt
20 Nov 2008 21:18
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Bullocks Wilshire
Replies: 6
Views: 4797

Re: Bullocks Wilshire

Jeff wrote:I remember Bullocks Wilshire's store in Palm Desert. Originally it was a Bonwitt-Teller, then BW.
Bullocks Wilshire referred to the location (Wilshire Blvd Miracle Mile) of one of the L.A. area Bullocks department stores. So the one in Palm Desert would have been known as Bullocks Palm Desert.
by enginecapt
01 Nov 2008 19:42
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: I'm heading to this neighborhood soon
Replies: 5
Views: 3752

I'm heading to this neighborhood soon

North side of Slauson, between Overhill and Angeles Vista, Windsor Hills district. It still exists, complete with pylon (possible labelscar also), as does the curvy former Thrifty on the corner. Streetview shows a copy shop in the Thrifty and a storage facility in the Mayfair. This is the neighborho...
by enginecapt
28 Oct 2008 23:43
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Alpha Beta in Orange County
Replies: 5
Views: 2751

Re: Alpha Beta in Orange County

Its long gone now with Nordstroms remodeling it. Circuit City I know is across El Toro on the north side. It is now. Back in the eighties, when I was buying a TV, audio stuff, and a washer and dryer from them, they were in that bldg. It's weird how certain memories stay burned into one's brain. I c...
by enginecapt
28 Oct 2008 19:18
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Alpha Beta in Orange County
Replies: 5
Views: 2751

Re: Alpha Beta in Orange County

I distinctly recall being told that the Circuit City was in the old Alpha Beta, and that was in the late eighties, well after the mall showed up. When I looked at the front of the Tower Records bldg in Street View, I'm pretty sure I saw some Circuit City looking orange/red tile work at the entrance....
by enginecapt
28 Oct 2008 03:46
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Alpha Beta in Orange County
Replies: 5
Views: 2751

Re: Alpha Beta in Orange County

That's definitely the LW Laguna Hills location. Not only do I recognize the building in back, I also recognize the store itself. I remember when it stood alone in the middle of what had been a swampy depression. Laguna Hills Mall eventually blocked it from view from the direction of the freeway. The...
by enginecapt
17 Oct 2008 21:35
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Former Boston Market locations in your area
Replies: 37
Views: 20659

Re: Former Boston Market locations in your area

San Juan Capistrano is closed, but I have no idea what's in there now. 32022 Camino Capistrano, Ste C.
Streetview still shows the Boston Market signage.

I was just down there 2 days before this topic appeared. Oh well, next time.
by enginecapt
16 Oct 2008 17:55
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Old Department Store Restaurants
Replies: 37
Views: 19554

Re: Old Department Store Restaurants

The W.T. Grant built in 1972 in the distinctly isolated (at the time) San Clemente, CA had a Bradford House restaurant. I enjoyed the food there, and it was an inexpensive place for a perennially near-broke high school kid to eat.

Now it's a Little Caesar's (blech) inside a K-Mart.
by enginecapt
16 Oct 2008 17:47
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Mayfair Market in Century City
Replies: 24
Views: 14444

Re: Mayfair Market in Century City

I'll bet they spelled Bake Shop "Bake Shoppe".
by enginecapt
14 Oct 2008 03:06
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Stouffer's Restaurants
Replies: 16
Views: 12110

Re: Stouffer's Restaurants

As a kid, I distinctly remember eating at a Stouffer's restaurant somewhere in the L.A. area back in the early sixties. It was in their banquet room because my Grandmother was getting some kind of award from the Daughters of the Confederacy. The reason I remember it was: I liked the food and I was a...
by enginecapt
14 Oct 2008 02:53
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Vintage Shopping Bag
Replies: 2
Views: 1964

Re: Vintage Shopping Bag

Looks like a fast food place occupies the filling station's former footprint.
by enginecapt
09 Oct 2008 14:58
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise
Replies: 177
Views: 74001

Re: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise

No more Mother's Iced Oatmeal cookies? Oh nooooooo......
by enginecapt
09 Oct 2008 13:35
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Vintage Shopping Bag
Replies: 2
Views: 1964

Vintage Shopping Bag

Hopefully this isn't a repeat. Intersection of Tampa and Victory, SFV. Looking NW, early sixties.
by enginecapt
20 Sep 2008 04:34
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: A couple of Bay Area notes
Replies: 14
Views: 6187

Re: A couple of Bay Area notes

Groceteria wrote: It doesn't bug me quite as much as "Lucky's" or "Costco's" at least, since there actually was a person named "Kroger" once.
Or "Wal-Marts". I hear that on a regular basis.
by enginecapt
12 Aug 2008 02:26
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: Car dealerships inside former mall anchor spaces
Replies: 21
Views: 14857

Re: Car dealerships inside former mall anchor spaces

Since they use liquidators in their trade style, I'm fairly certain that empty space is filled to the brim with vehicles for auction on weekends. That's the way the auction lots are around here... ghost towns during the week but hives of activity on the weekend.