Safeway locations-East S.F. Bay Area-1963

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Safeway locations-East S.F. Bay Area-1963

Post by Jason B. » 10 Sep 2012 23:50

Safeway, Inc. apparently operated 65 stores in the East San Francisco Bay Area in early 1963. These stores were listed in an Oakland Tribune advertisement for Safeway in January 1963. The twenty-five stores in Oakland are at the far bottom of this post. The following forty Safeway stores were located elsewhere in the East Bay (Alameda and Contra Costa counties):

SAFEWAY STORE LOCATIONS IN EAST SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA - EARLY 1963


1. ALAMEDA – 730 Buena Vista
2. ALAMEDA – 2130 South Shore
3. ALBANY – 1451 Solano Ave.
4. BERKELEY – 2111 San Pablo
5. BERKELEY – 2887 College Ave.
6. BERKELEY – 2020 Oregon
7. BERKELEY – 1535 University
8. BERKELEY – 1607 Shattuck
9. BERKELEY – 2539 Telegraph
10. CASTRO VALLEY – 20629 Redwood
11. CONCORD – 1195 Monument Road
12. CONCORD – 1800 East Street
13. CONCORD – 39 Clayton Valley Ctr.
14. DANVILLE – 480 S. Danville Hwy.
15. EL CERRITO – 6311 Eureka St.
16. EL SOBRANTE – 2630 San Pablo Dam Rd.
17. FREMONT – 3849 Peralta Blvd.
18. FREMONT – 41989 Fremont Blvd.
19. HAYWARD – 24500 Hesperian Blvd.
20. HAYWARD – 26905 Mission Blvd.
21. HAYWARD – 771 Jackson St.
22. LAFAYETTE – 3450 Mt. Diablo
23. LIVERMORE – 1450 First St. (opened May 1961, closed 1975, became Orchard Supply Hardware store; demolished mid-1990s)
24. MARTINEZ – 730 Las Juntas
25. MARTINEZ – 3434 Alhambra
26. NEWARK – Newark Blvd.
27. ORINDA – 2 Camino Sobrante
28. PIEDMONT – 333 Highland Ave.
29. PLEASANT HILL – 1890 Oak Park
30. PLEASANTON – 749 Main St.
31. RHEEM-MORAGA – 9 Center St.
32. RICHMOND – 4901 Macdonald
33. RICHMOND – 243-23rd St.
34. SAN LEANDRO – 15035 E. 14th
35. SAN LEANDRO – 555 Bancroft
36. SAN LEANDRO – 685 E. 14th St.
37. SAN LEANDRO – 15500 Washington
38. SAN PABLO – 102 Aguilar
39. SAN RAMON VILLAGE – 7991 Amador Valley Blvd. (is Dublin "Big Lots" store in 2012)
40. WALNUT CREEK – 1368 S. Main

SAFEWAY STORE LOCATIONS IN OAKLAND, CALIF. IN EARLY 1963:

1. Golf Links Dr. at Grass Valley Rd.
2. Foothill & Vicksburg
3. San Pablo Ave. & 59th St.
4. 12th & Jackson Sts.
5. E. 14th & High Sts.
6. Fruitvale & Coloma
7. 23rd Ave. & 16th St.
8. 40th St. Telegraph Ave.
9. MacArthur & 88th Ave.
10. High St. & MacArthur
11. Grand Ave. & Sunnyslope
12. E. 14th St. & 95th Ave.
13. Lakeshore & Mandana
14. San Pablo Ave. & 23rd St.
15. Fruitvale & Lynde
16. Mountain Blvd. & Merced
17. College & Claremont Aves.
18. E. 18th St. & 14th Ave.
19. E. 14th St. & 73rd Ave.
20. College & Kales
21. Fruitvale & Foothill
22. E. 14th St. & 102nd Ave.
23. E. 18th St. & 4th Ave.
24. Camden & Seminary
25. Claremont Ave. at Clifton

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Re: Safeway locations-East S.F. Bay Area-1963

Post by Jason B. » 18 Mar 2019 04:02

A "Marina"-style Safeway store opened in Livermore circa 1961 at First Street and Q Street. A new Safeway store opened behind it in 1975, a store that was greatly expanded in 2000.

The "Marina" Safeway in Livermore was an Orchard Supply Hardware location from the late 1970s (after Safeway moved to the new store behind it) until the building was demolished circa 1995.

The big news today is that Orchard Supply Hardware donated an aerial photo of its original Livermore store (the former Marina Safeway) to an archive circa 2018. Here is a link:
https://historysanjose.pastperfectonlin ... 5187460880

I disagree with the label that this photo was taken "c. 1976." This photo most likely was taken in the mid or late 1980s. The K-mart store in the background opened in 1983, so it's impossible that this photo was taken anytime in the 1970s.

I suspect that aerial photos of other former chain grocery stores are in this Orchard Supply Hardware collection that is now held by "History San Jose."

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