Marina Style Port Townsend Safeway 1967 - 1981

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explorersea
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Marina Style Port Townsend Safeway 1967 - 1981

Post by explorersea » 05 Sep 2013 22:08

The Safeway in Port Townsend located at 1121 Water Street operated from 1967 to 1981. The classic Marina style store was literally bursting at the seams in volume and Safeway realized early in the 1970s that the 17,000 square foot store could not continue to operate with the limited space. Trailers had to be brought in to provide additional storage for back stock, the parking lot was a nightmare. Natives will remember stopping at the busy store to load up with groceries either for a vacation trip on the Peninsula or for the way home on the Port Townsend/Keystone Ferry. Techy geeks will find it interesting that this store only had Sweda Power Penny cash registers. Safeway reached agreement in the latter 1970's to build a new controversial ~40,000 square feet Super Store on the edge of the Kah Tai Lagoon (more about that later). Fortunately current and past tenants after Safeway have saved the beautiful interior beams and arched ceiling, unfortunately the Marina roof and facade has been covered with a barn style appearance.
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Re: Marina Style Port Townsend Safeway 1967 - 1981

Post by klkla » 06 Sep 2013 00:56

explorersea wrote:Techy geeks will find it interesting that this store only had Sweda Power Penny cash registers.
I remember back in 1988 when Vons took over Safeway's Southern California division many stores STILL had power penny Swedas.

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Re: Marina Style Port Townsend Safeway 1967 - 1981

Post by explorersea » 06 Sep 2013 13:21

klkla wrote:
explorersea wrote:Techy geeks will find it interesting that this store only had Sweda Power Penny cash registers.
I remember back in 1988 when Vons took over Safeway's Southern California division many stores STILL had power penny Swedas.
Thanks Klkla, there is an interesting blog for those discussions on this website titled "UPC codes & Grocery scanning", check it out if you haven't already.

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