Jeff wrote:I live near the Montebello store.
It was subdivided in 1987 when Circuit City opened on the north end, and Max Foods the other 2/3rds of the store.
Circuit City closed in the mid-late 90's when they moved to a bigger store next door in the former Builders Emporium.
The old Circuit City was empty for years (minus the tower they tore down) and became a 99 cent only store.
Max Foods, apparently, cannot become a Lucky store until they agree to close the Albertsons across the street. With both markets being busy, i dont think they are willing to do this. I would love to see a Stater Brothers in th eformer Lucky store.
Found the following on the Circuit City website:
In 1969:Begins operating licensed departments in Zodys Department Stores in Los Angeles.
I remember now speaking to a lady @ Circuit City...that had been with them for years. She stated how she had started in one such licensed departments. Once these ended...she was moved to a "real" store.
The Montebello center is odd...how it had so many large stores side-by-side, and not many smaller shops scattered about. To the extreme left was Jack Lalannes (sp!) European Health Spa (now a church I believe). Then Zodys (now divided up as mentioned above). Albertsons is now Office Depot, and Sav-On is on the end, correct? Assume now CVS. The Bank of America was a Gibraltor Bank. Became Security Pacific and then B of A. There is a medical office that is next to Del Taco. That had been another bank.
Across the street in the Albertsons (former LUCKY center)...B of A used to be there, before it moved into the site mentioned above. I'd have to look at the center (has been some time)...but B of A was where Home Town Buffet is now, or was to the left where this restaurant is.