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by klkla
03 Dec 2018 23:47
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: New article: Krogering in Greensboro
Replies: 5
Views: 1343

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: 5864

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: 7188

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: 2358

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: 2428

Re: The queue

Thanks :)
by klkla
27 Sep 2018 17:40
Forum: Announcements, FAQs, Etc.
Topic: The queue
Replies: 3
Views: 2428

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: 2253

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: 4528

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: 3771

Re: Update on Board

In my browser it looks like it's back to normal.
by klkla
10 Jun 2018 17:49
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Safeway in Green Bay, Wisconsin? (Or, how directories lie)
Replies: 2
Views: 2904

Re: Safeway in Green Bay, Wisconsin? (Or, how directories lie)

Safeway used to have a cheese processing plant in Wisconsin. I don't know what city it was in, however.
by klkla
10 May 2018 21:02
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)
Replies: 164
Views: 80001

Re: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)

Excellent catch! There was an Alpha Beta at 900 W. Alameda in Burbank per my 1973 list , so I bet that's it! Current street view: https://goo.gl/maps/HCorXXAjCpP2 I think you are right. That has to be it. The way the entrances are set up remain the same even though the building's appearance has bee...
by klkla
09 May 2018 23:22
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)
Replies: 164
Views: 80001

Re: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)

At 17:50 in the video when someone walks outside the door you can see an address of '900' on the window above the door. Don't know if that helps. Also as they walk to the right there is a Ho Ho Liquors (but they could have changed the name for the show).
by klkla
07 May 2018 23:15
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)
Replies: 164
Views: 80001

Re: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)

Actually, I was able to dive back into the movie and see the corner of a street sign, and now I'm 99% certain it's the current Pavilions at Melrose and Vine. Interesting. I don't remember that El Taco. I'm assuming it would have been where the mini mall across the street is now located? But that wo...
by klkla
13 Apr 2018 23:18
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Hughes market La Habra ca
Replies: 10
Views: 5446

Re: Hughes market Whittier ca

GaryED44 wrote:My Mom used to go to a location with that style of buidlng at Whittier Blvd and Painter next to Jacks Whittier Restaraunt

Gary
Yes, that's definitely the Market Basket protoype they had when they left Southern California.