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by klkla
21 Feb 2019 21:24
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: New location list: Petaluma and Rohnert Park CA
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: New location list: Petaluma and Rohnert Park CA

Was it common for Lucky to have oval signs? When I first saw this I thought it must have been an Alpha Beta but that doesn't seem to be the case: https://www.google.com/maps/place/1000+Petaluma+Blvd+N,+Petaluma,+CA+94952/@38.2454717,-122.6448306,3a,75y,31.08h,95.67t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sXVmN-QZrXCj7p...
by klkla
16 Feb 2019 17:41
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Mayfair Market Palm Springs
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Mayfair Market Palm Springs

Is this the Alpha Beta? It's also a good example of the moderne architectural style:

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/74239093827851128
by klkla
14 Feb 2019 00:03
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Mayfair Market Palm Springs
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Mayfair Market Palm Springs

I was looking at the recent thread about Safeway in Palm Springs and tried to research a little about it, but something else came up that I thought was interesting. A 1960 build Mayfair Market that at 30,000 sq ft. was the largest supermarket in the Coachella Valley at the time. https://digital.lib....
by klkla
11 Feb 2019 18:22
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Palm Springs Safeway Update
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: Palm Springs Safeway Update

Interesting photos. I assumed that the entrance had always been on Highway 111 (as it was with Staples IIRC). View from 111: https://www.google.com/maps/@33.818466,-116.5468056,3a,75y,98.63h,89.1t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sTA8F0X-Zuip803JgLGUBlg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 But based on your photos it looks like th...
by klkla
06 Jan 2019 18:42
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Palm Springs Safeway ??
Replies: 1
Views: 1031

Re: Palm Springs Safeway ??

I don't know what year it closed. The store in Palm Desert was quite a bit closer though, I think. It probably had more of an impact on the store in question closing. Does anyone know what years Palm Desert and Palm Springs (Rimrock) opened? Based on architecture I would assume Palm Desert opened in...
by klkla
19 Dec 2018 00:48
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: McDonald's sauces at grocery stores
Replies: 0
Views: 1066

McDonald's sauces at grocery stores

I stumbled on this today: https://www.google.com/maps/place/FreshCo/@43.2285421,-79.7720647,3a,75y,90t/data=!3m8!1e2!3m6!1sAF1QipO54YjRghIV9bvsIrZJ0Xti7oeh7rInRBD9VIR8!2e10!3e12!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipO54YjRghIV9bvsIrZJ0Xti7oeh7rInRBD9VIR8%3Dw203-h152-k-no!7i4608!8i3456!...
by klkla
03 Dec 2018 23:47
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: New article: Krogering in Greensboro
Replies: 5
Views: 18295

Re: New article: Krogering in Greensboro

Interesting article. It seems strange that they made their biggest expansion right before they sold out.
by klkla
20 Oct 2018 22:55
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Big Bear Chain-San Diego Area-1959
Replies: 6
Views: 6800

Re: Big Bear Chain-San Diego Area-1959

This is a very interesting article about the day in the life of a Big Bear store manager written in December 1992. They first announced they were selling all their stores less than a year later in October 1993. https://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/1992/dec/10/cover-big-bear-market/ They interviewed t...
by klkla
20 Oct 2018 22:03
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Food Basket (Division of Lucky Stores)-San Diego Area-1959
Replies: 6
Views: 8090

Re: Food Basket (Division of Lucky Stores)-San Diego Area-1959

I had heard back in the day that Lucky chose the Food Basket name because there was already a Lucky grocery store in the county (I think it was in Chula Vista or National City) but as mentioned in this thread and the other older one about Food Basket they actually acquired that chain in the 1950's. ...
by klkla
29 Sep 2018 19:42
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: NEW: Phoenix, 1925-1960
Replies: 4
Views: 4343

Re: NEW: Phoenix, 1925-1960

Thanks for doing this one. I was especially curious about the original El Rancho locations which evidently represented Mayfair Markets entry into Arizona. The design of the shopping center at 3217 E Camelback Rd. is a good example of a shopping center design they also used in some Las Vegas location...
by klkla
28 Sep 2018 18:51
Forum: Announcements, FAQs, Etc.
Topic: The queue
Replies: 3
Views: 3580

Re: The queue

Thanks :)
by klkla
27 Sep 2018 17:40
Forum: Announcements, FAQs, Etc.
Topic: The queue
Replies: 3
Views: 3580

Re: The queue

Looking forward to Phoenix.
by klkla
17 Sep 2018 15:45
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway Grand Opening-Photo-Unknown Date & Location
Replies: 5
Views: 3190

Re: Safeway Grand Opening-Photo-Unknown Date & Location

The license plates on the cars are yellow. Arizona had yellow license plates at that time. The houses have swamp coolers on the roofs, which are indicative of a desert-like climate (they only work in low humidity). The billboard in the parking lot says Eller on it. According to Wikipedia someone nam...
by klkla
02 Sep 2018 21:30
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway's original SoCal division
Replies: 9
Views: 5530

Re: Safeway's original SoCal division

Regarding the SoCal SAFEWAY division headquarters, they were located in Downey at 12200 Bellflower Blvd, just due North from Imperial Hwy. The building is still there, intact, now occupied by a Kaiser Permanente health care facility. Driving into the lot and around the building, it still maintains ...
by klkla
01 Aug 2018 20:48
Forum: Announcements, FAQs, Etc.
Topic: Update on Board
Replies: 10
Views: 5272

Re: Update on Board

In my browser it looks like it's back to normal.