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by boxboy19
10 Feb 2010 23:52
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Happy Steak
Replies: 4
Views: 5071

Re: Happy Steak

If it's the same chain, my wife and I used to fequent one in Colorado Springs, on Academy Blvd., in the late 80's. They had almost a fastfood type atmosphere when ordering, great prices, and spartan, albeit comfortable eating area; kind of set up like a Sizzler in concept, but better food, focused p...
by boxboy19
20 Dec 2009 17:01
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Van de Kamp's Restaurant Sites
Replies: 19
Views: 8591

Re: Van de Kamp's Restaurant Sites

It's nice that the building wasn't torn down as it's valuable in its historical value alone, but the intersection will be horrible for students; I can't even imagine pulling into and out of that parking lot two to three times a week.
by boxboy19
19 Dec 2009 22:23
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Beach's Markets
Replies: 0
Views: 1066

Beach's Markets

I worked at a Beach's Market in the late 70's. The store, one of three to four "mom & pop" Beach's stores, was located on the NW corner of Glendale Blvd. and Glenhurst Ave. I lived on Glenhurst Ave. from a young age, at a time when my mom would send me to the store to pick up a loaf of...
by boxboy19
19 Dec 2009 21:52
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Vons 1956 photos Broadway-Crenshaw LA
Replies: 12
Views: 4916

Re: Vons 1956 photos Broadway-Crenshaw LA

On an associated note, I remember seeing the VDK on various stores in the southland during my youth, and lived near the VDK bakery in Atwater Village. The smell of fresh baked goods, mostly bread, are a fond remembrance. The small promotional windmill, if one can call it that, on the side of the Von...
by boxboy19
19 Dec 2009 20:06
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Phil's Food Queen
Replies: 1
Views: 1924

Re: Phil's Food Queen

Phil's Food Queen was a family owned market with, as you stated, five stores in California's San Fernando Valley, La Crescenta, and Santa Clarita. The stores were located on Foothill Blvd in Sylmar (main store) and Lake View Terrace; La Crescenta; and Santa Clarita (on Lyons Ave. and Friendly Valley...

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