NEW: Spokane WA, 1925-1960

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NEW: Spokane WA, 1925-1960

Post by Groceteria » 05 Nov 2018 10:56

For your amusement. I'm really anxious to see later years form Spokane at some point when I can access more data.

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For the record, there are lots of great original Pay'n Takit stores still standing in Spokane.

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Post by Groceteria » 27 Apr 2019 12:23

Spokane is now updated through 2015, which proved much more interesting than I expected:

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Re: NEW: Spokane WA, 1925-1960

Post by Andrew T. » 27 Apr 2019 20:52

Thank you for this. Albertsons seems to have swept into Spokane like a storm over the last three decades!

It's bittersweet to see that the 1950s Safeway at 1617 W 3rd Ave lasted close to half a century in operation, only to close after 2006. It's still in operation as a supermarket, however, and it still has an intact exterior with a bit of labelscar and the "portal" for the circle-S symbol still visible. It's actually a fairly unusual store by Safeway standards, with the curvature of the roof being perpendicular to the front...not sure if it's a pylon store that got a 1960s makeover or not.

5707 N Freya St is actually a Safeway distribution centre, not a store.

933 E Mission Ave is old enough to hail from the late circle-S era, and it remains in operation. Unfortunately, the exterior has been renovated. The 1970s store at 830 E 29th Ave (which closed as Safeway by 1990) looks even worse.

2310 N. Monroe St. is a Marina with a new facade added on that actually highlights the original window curvature instead of covering it over. Imagine that!

The flat-roofed building at 11712 E Sprague Ave. now houses a post office, and doesn't seem to have been modified too badly. The architecture is a bit puzzling, though: It's a generic "shoebox" store, yet it opened by 1964 in the middle of the Marina era.
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Re: NEW: Spokane WA, 1925-1960

Post by Groceteria » 27 Apr 2019 22:06

Andrew T. wrote:
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5707 N Freya St is actually a Safeway distribution centre, not a store.
Noted. Thanks. I hadn't had time to go through all the locations yet.

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Post by Groceteria » 27 Apr 2019 22:16

I'd also like to have seen what remained of the store at 2501 W. Wellesley that seems to have been torn down between 2001 and 2006. The original building there would have been pre-1960 as well.

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Post by Groceteria » 01 May 2019 20:48

Thanks to the very helpful librarians at the Spokane Public Library, the Safeway locations from 1965 and 1970 are now cleared up.

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Re: NEW: Spokane WA, 1925-1960

Post by explorersea » 19 May 2019 20:05

I have a list of Spokane stores in 1994, hope this is informational:

Store 221 2501 West Wellesley Avenue
Store 226 1617 West Third Avenue
Store 244 4511 North Division Street
Store 248 902 West Francis Avenue
Store 255 933 East Mission Avenue
Store 342 1616 West Northwest Boulevard
Store 1161 4512 North Market Street
Store 1242 2509 East 29th Street
Store 1273 1441 North Argonne Road
Store 1299 10100 North Newport Highway

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Re: NEW: Spokane WA, 1925-1960

Post by Groceteria » 21 May 2019 21:31

explorersea wrote:
19 May 2019 20:05
I have a list of Spokane stores in 1994, hope this is informational:
Most definitely. Thanks!

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