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Post by greebs » 23 Aug 2007 23:37

Yes it is. The Redondo store is a Ralphs.

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Post by submariner » 25 Aug 2007 03:28

runchadrun wrote: Redondo Beach, on Hawthorne Blvd near the Galleria, Ralphs Giant, now Ralphs (I think it's been mentioned that this is the only Giant that became a Ralphs and not F4L)
The Anaheim/Buena Park location on Beach & Lincoln was a Ralphs up to at least 1995, when I moved to Michigan. Had a Thrifty next door as well that closed in the early-mid 90's. When the store was converted to a mainstream Ralphs, they remodeled new storefronts into the space, making the supermarket smaller.

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Ralphs Giant/Former Zody's Locations

Post by greebs » 11 Feb 2008 01:27

I copied my list from another post and added additional info:
Here's a detailed list i have compiled over the years
1. GARDEN GROVE, 9852 CHAPMAN AVE. OPENED 6/15/1960 Closed as a Vons in 2004, was also a Pavillions as of 1986.
2. REDONDO BEACH, 1413 HAWTHORNE BLVD. OPENED 11/3/1960 Giant in 1986, became a Ralphs and is to this day.
3. LONG BEACH, 5933 SPRING STREET. OPENED 8/13/1961 currently a Pavillions
4. NORTHRIDGE, 10201 RESEDA BLVD. OPENED 10/27/1961 was a furniture store in the 70's, then a Ralphs, then a Vons, now it's some kind of galleria.
5. CANOGA PARK, 8201 TOPANGA CANYON ROAD. OPENED 9/27/1962, Giant 8/16/86, Ralphs, now a Vons.
6. WEST COVINA, 615 N. AZUSA ROAD. OPENED 9/27/1962 Giant, Ralphs, now a Food 4 Less
7. BURBANK, 1000 N. SAN FERNANDO ROAD. OPENED 12/6/1962 Home Base, Kmart
8. ANAHEIM, 120 W.ORANGETHORPE, OPENED 7/19/1967, Giant 9/2/86, Ralphs, Food 4 Less
9. HUNTINGTON BEACH, 6912 EDINGER AVE. OPENED 8/10/1967,Home Depot, Expo
10.BUENA PARK, 121 N. BEACH BLVD. OPENED 11/19/1967, Giant 9/3/86, Ralphs, Food 4 Less
11.SANTA ANA, 1900 N.GRAND AVE. OPENED 10/20/1968, Giant 8/26/86, Ralphs, Food 4 Less
12.NORWALK, 10901 E. IMPERIAL HWY. OPENED 10/27/1968, Ralphs, Food 4 Less
13.FOUNTAIN VALLEY, 16111 HARBOR BLVD. OPENED 11/13/1968, Home Base, Kmart, ?
14.LONG BEACH, 2185 SOUTH STREET. OPENED 9/29/1968 Giant, Ralphs, Food 4 Less
15. POMONA, 1444 E. HOLT DRIVE. OPENED 6/8/1969 Giant, Ralphs, School
16. INGLEWOOD, 3200 W. CENTURY BLVD. OPENED 8/17/1969 Giant, Ralphs, Food 4 Less
17. NORTH HOLLYWOOD, 12727 SHERMAN WAY. OPENED 10/19/1969 Home Base, Home Club, Spanish Market
18. LYNWOOD, 4050 IMPERIAL HWY. OPENED 10/ /1969, Giant 10/ /86 Ralphs, Demolished, now a school.
19. FULLERTON, 120 E. IMPERIAL HWY. OPENED 11/30/1969 Now a Best
20. EL MONTE, 4901 SANTA ANITA DRIVE. OPENED 5/10/1970 Home Base, now a Sams
21. TORRANCE, 851 W. SEPULVEDA. OPENED 6/21/1970 Giant, Ralphs, Food 4 Less
22. LADERA HEIGHTS, 4925 W. SLAUSON. OPENED 8/ /1970 Now a Home Depot
23. BAKERSFIELD, 4001 MING STREET. OPENED 9/9/1970 Now a Home Depot
24. RIVERSIDE, 3700 N. TYLER STREET. OPENED 10/ /1970 Now a Bath and Beyond
25. DOWNTOWN, 437 S. BROADWAY. OPENED 3/21/1971 Former W.T.Grant
26. HOLLYWOOD, 5420 W. SUNSET BLVD. OPENED 10/20/1971 Giant, Ralphs, Food 4 Less
27. SAN BERNARDINO, 555 W. 2ND STREET. OPENED / /1972 Now a Food 4 Less
28. ALHAMBRA, 600 E. VALLEY BLVD. OPENED 9/9/1973 Now a Staples (at least half of it)
29. MONTEBELLO, 2441 VIA CAMPO. OPENED / /1974 Now a Albertsons, was Max Foods, ?
30. FRESNO,5422 BLACKSTONE OPENED 1974
31. City of INDUSTRY, 151 S. HACIENDA BLVD. OPENED 8/15/1977 Home Base, now a Spanish Market
PASADENA, 900 NORTH LAKE. OPENED 5/2/1978 vacant as of now
37. INDIO, 82266 HWY 111. OPENED 9/30/1979
38. MIDTOWN, 4801 VENICE BLVD. OPENED 10/15/1980
39. BOYLE HEIGHTS, 2800 E. 1ST STREET. OPENED 10/22/1980 Giant, Ralphs, Food 4 Less
VERMONT/SLAUSON, 5850 SOUTH VERMONT, LOS ANGELES.OPENED 11/20/81 Now a Kmart
OXNARD, 830 WAGON WHEEL ROAD now a Skating Ring
OCEANSIDE, 2505 VISTA WAY
SAN JOSE, 920 BLOSSOM HILL
SUNNYVALE, 121 EL CAMINO REAL
SAN JOSE, 375 NORTH CAPITAL AVENUE
LAS VEGAS, 2120 South Decatur Blvd
UPLAND, 1445 EAST FOOTHILL BLVD, OPENED 1982
EAST RIVERSIDE, 3900 CHICAGO AVE. OPENED 1982

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Re: Ralphs Giant/Former Zody's Locations

Post by Jeff » 11 Feb 2008 02:31

Wow, thanks.

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Re: Ralphs Giant/Former Zody's Locations

Post by J-Mac » 11 Feb 2008 20:18

Anaheim, 120 E. Orangethorpe is currently vacant.

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Re: Ralphs Giant/Former Zody's Locations

Post by ieguy441 » 11 Feb 2008 20:45

The Oceanside location became Montgomery Wards (I was born in 86 and this was the only store I remember being there) and a Ross. I can only assume that Zody's took up all 3 suites that are there now and that the building was divided into 3 afterwards, with Ward's Electric Ave, Montgomery Wards and Ross. Afters Wards left, those two suites became Stein Mart and Famous Footwear. I always thought that the facade of this building didn't quite match the rest of the shopping center, and now I can see why.

Did Zody's all have a pretty much standard facade?

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Re: Zody's

Post by Jeff » 12 Feb 2008 02:08

Alhambra's Zodys I beleive was originally another discount chain local to the area and had a rather bland beige color with no overhangs, and red ZODYS letters. it was different than the others.

From the shape of the building, the Upland / East LA / Oceanside seem to all have a similar facade. The last generation of stores looked more sleeker with a lower entry roof.

Most Zodys were recognizable with the big entry and high ceiling as you entered. Montebello / El Monte / Fullerton / Carson / Norwalk, etc all looked like this with slight variations to the roof line. Some I remembered were just flat, others had a VVVVVV pattern like that. Most of the fronts were covered when Giant took over the locations. I remember the VVVV pattern on West Covina and Pomona (you can see the roof on a Live Local Shot).

West Covina, Pomona, Canoga Park all had the VVVVVVV roof line on top.

Long Beach, Burbank, Northridge and Garden Grove seem to be different, unless LB had the big overhang removed or never had the big overhang.

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Re: Ralphs Giant/Former Zody's Locations

Post by bigbubby » 13 Feb 2008 00:37

greebs wrote:I copied my list from another post and added additional info:
Here's a detailed list i have compiled over the years
1. GARDEN GROVE, 9852 CHAPMAN AVE. OPENED 6/15/1960 Closed as a Vons in 2004, was also a Pavillions as of 1986.
2. REDONDO BEACH, 1413 HAWTHORNE BLVD. OPENED 11/3/1960 Giant in 1986, became a Ralphs and is to this day.
3. LONG BEACH, 5933 SPRING STREET. OPENED 8/13/1961 currently a Pavillions
4. NORTHRIDGE, 10201 RESEDA BLVD. OPENED 10/27/1961 was a furniture store in the 70's, then a Ralphs, then a Vons, now it's some kind of galleria.
5. CANOGA PARK, 8201 TOPANGA CANYON ROAD. OPENED 9/27/1962, Giant 8/16/86, Ralphs, now a Vons.
6. WEST COVINA, 615 N. AZUSA ROAD. OPENED 9/27/1962 Giant, Ralphs, now a Food 4 Less
7. BURBANK, 1000 N. SAN FERNANDO ROAD. OPENED 12/6/1962 Home Base, Kmart
8. ANAHEIM, 120 W.ORANGETHORPE, OPENED 7/19/1967, Giant 9/2/86, Ralphs, Food 4 Less
9. HUNTINGTON BEACH, 6912 EDINGER AVE. OPENED 8/10/1967,Home Depot, Expo
10.BUENA PARK, 121 N. BEACH BLVD. OPENED 11/19/1967, Giant 9/3/86, Ralphs, Food 4 Less
11.SANTA ANA, 1900 N.GRAND AVE. OPENED 10/20/1968, Giant 8/26/86, Ralphs, Food 4 Less
12.NORWALK, 10901 E. IMPERIAL HWY. OPENED 10/27/1968, Ralphs, Food 4 Less
13.FOUNTAIN VALLEY, 16111 HARBOR BLVD. OPENED 11/13/1968, Home Base, Kmart, ?
14.LONG BEACH, 2185 SOUTH STREET. OPENED 9/29/1968 Giant, Ralphs, Food 4 Less
15. POMONA, 1444 E. HOLT DRIVE. OPENED 6/8/1969 Giant, Ralphs, School
16. INGLEWOOD, 3200 W. CENTURY BLVD. OPENED 8/17/1969 Giant, Ralphs, Food 4 Less
17. NORTH HOLLYWOOD, 12727 SHERMAN WAY. OPENED 10/19/1969 Home Base, Home Club, Spanish Market
18. LYNWOOD, 4050 IMPERIAL HWY. OPENED 10/ /1969, Giant 10/ /86 Ralphs, Demolished, now a school.
19. FULLERTON, 120 E. IMPERIAL HWY. OPENED 11/30/1969 Now a Best
20. EL MONTE, 4901 SANTA ANITA DRIVE. OPENED 5/10/1970 Home Base, now a Sams
21. TORRANCE, 851 W. SEPULVEDA. OPENED 6/21/1970 Giant, Ralphs, Food 4 Less
22. LADERA HEIGHTS, 4925 W. SLAUSON. OPENED 8/ /1970 Now a Home Depot
23. BAKERSFIELD, 4001 MING STREET. OPENED 9/9/1970 Now a Home Depot
24. RIVERSIDE, 3700 N. TYLER STREET. OPENED 10/ /1970 Now a Bath and Beyond
25. DOWNTOWN, 437 S. BROADWAY. OPENED 3/21/1971 Former W.T.Grant
26. HOLLYWOOD, 5420 W. SUNSET BLVD. OPENED 10/20/1971 Giant, Ralphs, Food 4 Less
27. SAN BERNARDINO, 555 W. 2ND STREET. OPENED / /1972 Now a Food 4 Less
28. ALHAMBRA, 600 E. VALLEY BLVD. OPENED 9/9/1973 Now a Staples (at least half of it)
29. MONTEBELLO, 2441 VIA CAMPO. OPENED / /1974 Now a Albertsons, was Max Foods, ?
30. FRESNO,5422 BLACKSTONE OPENED 1974
31. City of INDUSTRY, 151 S. HACIENDA BLVD. OPENED 8/15/1977 Home Base, now a Spanish Market
PASADENA, 900 NORTH LAKE. OPENED 5/2/1978 vacant as of now
37. INDIO, 82266 HWY 111. OPENED 9/30/1979
38. MIDTOWN, 4801 VENICE BLVD. OPENED 10/15/1980
39. BOYLE HEIGHTS, 2800 E. 1ST STREET. OPENED 10/22/1980 Giant, Ralphs, Food 4 Less
VERMONT/SLAUSON, 5850 SOUTH VERMONT, LOS ANGELES.OPENED 11/20/81 Now a Kmart
OXNARD, 830 WAGON WHEEL ROAD now a Skating Ring
OCEANSIDE, 2505 VISTA WAY
SAN JOSE, 920 BLOSSOM HILL
SUNNYVALE, 121 EL CAMINO REAL
SAN JOSE, 375 NORTH CAPITAL AVENUE
LAS VEGAS, 2120 South Decatur Blvd
UPLAND, 1445 EAST FOOTHILL BLVD, OPENED 1982
EAST RIVERSIDE, 3900 CHICAGO AVE. OPENED 1982
STOCKTON, 1120 EAST HAMMER LANE. OPENED ABOUT 1980 Became Pak-N-Save, then a racetrack, now split between 99 Cent Only Store and dd's Discounts.

CERES, HATCH ROAD. OPENED ABOUT 1982 Was vacant for a good 20 years if not more. Don't know if anything is in there now.

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Re: Zody's

Post by Jeff » 13 Feb 2008 15:27

920 Blossom Hill Rd is now a Home Depot.
Its a typical late 70's / early 80's design with the grand entry. Whats different is that Home Depot kept that but actually extended the store out from it, so it makes a weird looking middle roofline. Check it out on Live Local.

375 NORTH CAPITAL AVENUE, San Jose, CA
Looks to be subdivided into a 24 hour fitness, and something else. It looks like it reads Pak and Save Grocery.. According to a google search, this used to be a Mervyns at one time. You can tell that this store was built towards the end of the chain, as the big central overhang was put near the side of the store, as you would find in most targets today. Also, it wasnt high but more in line with the rest of the shopping center, something you can see at the Riverside Zodys on Chicago Ave.

121 EL CAMINO REAL, Sunnyvale, CA
Subdivided according to the Live Local view to be a Ross / Office Depot / Sports Authority. I want to say the entry where Sports Authority is could have been added on, and the Ross Entry was the original Zodys entry. This store is a different design.

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Re: Zody's

Post by greebs » 14 Feb 2008 01:08

Image
Here's a shot of the Bakersfield Zodys before it was remodeled into a Home Depot.
This was probably the only store that was unchanged after they closed. Most of the Giants/Ralphs/Food 4 Less stores covered up the top portion of the store.

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Re: Zody's

Post by Dean » 14 Feb 2008 02:21

19. FULLERTON, 120 E. IMPERIAL HWY. OPENED 11/30/1969 Now a Best

Currently a BEST BUY.

After ZODYS...it became KMart. When KMart built the Super KMart down the street, the site became BEST BUY.

When the Super KMart closed, it sat vacant for years. Target is now moving into the site.

For more info:

http://www.groceteria.com/board/viewtop ... =29&t=2154

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Re: Zody's

Post by luckysaver » 16 Mar 2008 00:33

Drove by the El Monte Santa Anita (adjacent to El Monte Airport) store last week on my way to the LA County Arboretum - exactly the same look as the Bakersfield site pictured above, now painted dark blue (Sam's Club). Valley TV next door (don't know if that was part of the original Zody building) has recently closed and is now vacant.

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Re: Zody's

Post by greebs » 17 Mar 2008 17:58

Actually the El Monte/Santa Anita was a later style that Zodys went to. Here's a pic I took about 4 years ago.
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Re: Zody's

Post by Jeff » 18 Mar 2008 02:06

The El Monte Zodys looked more like the Montebello store, which opened in the 70's:

When Max Foods:
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As Current Albertsons:
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Post by Dean » 23 May 2008 14:22

Dean wrote:The San Bernardino site is 4FL, and a vacant PayLess Drug Store. The PayLess portion has been vacant since ~1994.

It is across the street from Inland Center Mall.
Drove by the site this week. Food 4 Less is hopping.

PayLess is still vacant. Still has the funky stickers on the window...as well as the interior paint, etc.

Amazing it has been vacant so long.

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