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by luckysaver
09 Mar 2011 02:17
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Circuit City
Replies: 43
Views: 14186

Re: Circuit City

Main/Chapman in Orange CA (adjacent to a Ralphs Fresh Fare ) was recently gutted in the inside and the building under renovation. No signs saying what the space will be. This was a smaller sized store without a plug facade. The South Pomona (60/71 freeways) plug store still vacant. After the departu...
by luckysaver
09 Mar 2011 02:12
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: Brea CA
Replies: 15
Views: 6634

Re: Brea CA

Mother's Market (organic/natural supermarket chain based in Orange County) will open their newest store at Brea Plaza either later this March or early summer. This marks the first return of a supermarket to the plaza since the departure of the '70's era Albertsons at this location.

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by luckysaver
28 Feb 2011 15:18
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Levitz Furniture
Replies: 27
Views: 8797

Re: Levitz Furniture

Nogales is very busy on the weekends. They won't close it. This location first opened in the Big Lots center before taking over Builder's Emporium. There are 2 Garvey locations of TS - the small one is adjacent to True Value at Garfield, the other is slightly larger at Nicholson. Both locations are ...
by luckysaver
27 Feb 2011 22:26
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Levitz Furniture
Replies: 27
Views: 8797

Re: Levitz Furniture

San Gabriel Valley update: City of Industry is being remodeled for chinese grocer Tak Shing Hong (aka TS Emporium). About 2.5 miles east on Nogales is TS Emporium in the former Ole's/Builder's Emporium. TS recently closed their longtime Downtown LA location and relocating that store to Industry. Ros...
by luckysaver
27 Feb 2011 22:21
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Circuit City
Replies: 43
Views: 14186

Re: Circuit City

West Covina area update: Former CC plug store on Azusa has changed hands again - was AJ Wright Eastland: Westfield Group is renovating the building (along with the former Mervyns and Levitz) to house at least 4 new retailers/eateries. This building first opened as one of two Club Disney playgrounds....
by luckysaver
27 Feb 2011 22:17
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Mervyns
Replies: 94
Views: 26982

Re: Mervyns

Laguna Hills is now LA Fitness.

West Covina Eastland (vacant Mervyns, Circuit City, and Levitz spaces) is being renovated for the inclusion of at least 4 new retailers/restaurants.

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by luckysaver
21 Jan 2011 20:48
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Stuart Anderson's Black Angus
Replies: 8
Views: 3327

Re: Stuart Anderson's Black Angus

City of Industry became BJ's Brewhouse Restaurant.

West Covina (Azusa/Rowland) is vacant, building for lease.

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by luckysaver
19 Jan 2011 02:14
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: CA Big A/Drug Emporium/Drug Barn
Replies: 10
Views: 5074

Re: CA Big A/Drug Emporium/Drug Barn

The Covina Drug Emporium store was slated to be a Walgreens in late 2009/early 2010, but then sometime mid-year, the Walgreens banner disappeared and the store is still vacant as of after Christmas 2010.

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by luckysaver
19 Jan 2011 02:10
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Thrifty (and Other Rite-Aid Legacy Brands) Ice Cream
Replies: 26
Views: 12389

Re: Thrifty (and Other Rite-Aid Legacy Brands) Ice Cream

The reason that the clerk's paycheck says Thrifty on it is that all former Thrifty Payless stores that are now Rite Aid are internally known (as a phantom subsidiary) as Thrifty-Payless Inc . CA liquor licenses for various Rite Aids (the ex-Thrifty/Payless) are all registered to "Thrifty-Payles...
by luckysaver
19 Jan 2011 01:21
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Market Bonanza, Pomona CA
Replies: 6
Views: 2640

Re: Market Bonanza, Pomona CA

Old AB 1 is somewhere near Western University of Health Sciences (former eastern block of the 1950's era Pomona Mall) in the historic downtown section of Pomona. In the ancient days of grocery retailing in Southern California, the shops were simply small corner stores of existing multi-use buildings...
by luckysaver
06 Jan 2011 20:04
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Lucky's Alhambra Closes
Replies: 6
Views: 2475

Re: Lucky's Alhambra Closes

Cali-Mart (Asian American grocer) just had a Grand Opening in the former Max/Lucky. The entire store renovated, but some fixtures such as shelves remain from the Max/Lucky days. This ends 32 consecutive years of Albertsons/Supervalu operation (since the 1978 takeover of Fazio) of that particular sp...
by luckysaver
02 Jan 2011 23:06
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Van de Kamp's Restaurant Sites
Replies: 19
Views: 8603

Re: Van de Kamp's Restaurant Sites

That's the one within City of Industry! It must have opened around '74 or '75 since Esther Cramer never updated the book.

Thanks!

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by luckysaver
02 Jan 2011 04:12
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Intriguing SoCal chain: Superior Super Warehouse
Replies: 33
Views: 12421

Re: Intriguing SoCal chain: Superior Super Warehouse

That part of Citrus had a different numbering system in the address back in the Smith's days because it was most likely unincorporated county territory before the City of Covina annexed that area. It became Lucky in 1984 after Lucky bought out Smith's Food King.

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by luckysaver
02 Jan 2011 04:07
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: 2 Supermarkets In One Shopping Center
Replies: 67
Views: 41856

Re: 2 Supermarkets In One Shopping Center

San Clemente CA (I-5/Camino de los Mares): Ralphs and Trader Joe's. Behind Trader Joe's is another shopping center anchored by Stater Bros (former small sized Lucky). Irvine CA: Ralphs and Trader Joes are also together (Sand Canyon/Irvine Blvd). Trader Joe's and Smart & Final in Irvine (Culver/W...
by luckysaver
02 Jan 2011 04:00
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Albertson's Question
Replies: 3
Views: 3249

Re: Albertson's Question

Montebello CA at one point in 2006 had 3 Albertsons-owned stores at the same intersection (Via Campo/Wilcox): Max Foods , which is now a remodeled Albertsons. In the 1970's, the first Albertsons store opened in the adjacent Office Depot. Albertsons-Savon , a former 1960's era Lucky closed in favor o...

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