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by Super S
19 Sep 2018 12:29
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway Grand Opening-Photo-Unknown Date & Location
Replies: 5
Views: 1236

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 na...
by Super S
06 Sep 2018 00:24
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Jack In The Box "Cube" signs
Replies: 0
Views: 441

Jack In The Box "Cube" signs

The Jack In The Box in Longview, WA, which I believe was built in the 1970s, has a cube road sign still in use, which has been updated to the new logo. I was curious as to how late these were used, as I have seen these in only a handful of locations.
by Super S
06 Sep 2018 00:06
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway Grand Opening-Photo-Unknown Date & Location
Replies: 5
Views: 1236

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

The Chevy truck with the camper on it is either a 1969 or 1970 model. (there is a very minor difference between 1969 & 1970 which can not be seen in the picture) The LTD next to that truck I believe is a 1971 model.
by Super S
18 Aug 2018 21:57
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Marina Safeway in Montana - anyone know which town?
Replies: 11
Views: 3723

Re: Marina Safeway in Montana - anyone know which town?

Looks like their (I'd say) 70's style (with the large red K and smaller blue-green mart). This was the Kmart logo from their debut in the 1960s until the early 1990s. I think there may still be a few other stores that still have it. One in Sacramento was still sporting it until about ten years ago....
by Super S
03 Jul 2018 01:04
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: What is the oldest Safeway in operation?
Replies: 11
Views: 6007

Re: What is the oldest Safeway in operation?

Question posed: what is the oldest Safeway in operation? To meet this criteria, I'm looking for stores with minimal remodels, but the oldest one, total, without extensive closures and especially not being demolished and rebuilt. I know that there's many from the 1960s still in S.F., and the oldest ...
by Super S
17 Jun 2018 12:14
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Vancouver, WA Tower Mall Safeway
Replies: 1
Views: 2286

Vancouver, WA Tower Mall Safeway

http://www.columbian.com/news/2018/jun/17/shopping-new-face-tower-mall-vancouver/ I know the article is more focused on the Tower Mall property itself, but I posted here because it contains a couple of good photos of the Safeway store in the mall when it was open and has an interior shot as well (wi...
by Super S
12 May 2018 21:45
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: When Did K-Mart First Come to Portland, OR?
Replies: 3
Views: 6597

Re: When Did K-Mart First Come to Portland, OR?

What about the Kmart at 122nd & Sandy (#4288)? Not sure what year it opened, but it is an older store... This store opened on 3/25/71. This is a very tough question: when did K-Mart first come to Portland, OR? The locations: *13750 S.E. Johnson Rd., Milwaukie, OR (opened c. 1968-70) *2315 S.E. 82nd...
by Super S
11 May 2018 00:53
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Are there any older-style Taco Bells left in the US?
Replies: 6
Views: 2191

Re: Are there any older-style Taco Bells left in the US?

Andrew T. wrote:
I liked the old signs better. Brown makes me think of tacos. Purple makes me think of hallucinogenic drugs.
I have to agree...the purple logo I always thought looked a bit weird for a taco restaurant. The new logo, while still using purple, is slightly better in my opinion.
by Super S
09 May 2018 01:12
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: When Did K-Mart First Come to Portland, OR?
Replies: 3
Views: 6597

Re: When Did K-Mart First Come to Portland, OR?

What about the Kmart at 122nd & Sandy (#4288)? Not sure what year it opened, but it is an older store...
by Super S
09 May 2018 00:24
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Are there any older-style Taco Bells left in the US?
Replies: 6
Views: 2191

Re: Are there any older-style Taco Bells left in the US?

I THINK there may be one left in operation in the Pacific Northwest, either in the Portland area or the Seattle-Tacoma area. I can't recall exactly where but I seem to remember one still open as a Taco Bell within the past year. I do know of one that still has the brown sign...kind of. The Kelso, WA...
by Super S
22 Apr 2018 11:10
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: Lewis County Mall, Chehalis, WA
Replies: 2
Views: 4851

Re: Lewis County Mall, Chehalis, WA

I did a little research and found that it opened in 1974 with Sears and Value Giant at the initial anchors. Value Giant was the discount department store division of Castle & Cooke, parent company of the Dole Food Co. Their stores were primarily in Northern California, but there were a couple in Or...
by Super S
13 Apr 2018 09:12
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: UPC codes & grocery scanning
Replies: 86
Views: 43881

Re: UPC codes & grocery scanning

I stumbled across these photos today. They appear to be of an early design for scanners installed at a Kroger in 1972-1973. Evidently the 'bulls-eye" sticker could be scanned at the register. http://idhistory.com/rca/Kroger%20Kenwood%20Supermarket%20-%20%201972-73%20photos.pdf Also an image here of...
by Super S
11 Mar 2018 23:05
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: Lewis County Mall, Chehalis, WA
Replies: 2
Views: 4851

Lewis County Mall, Chehalis, WA

I recently stopped at the closing Sears in Chehalis, WA and took a walk through this mall. There isn't much of anything left as far as retail in the mall as it is mostly offices now. It won't really qualify as a mall any more when Sears is gone. I am curious about the history of the mall. I know tha...
by Super S
11 Oct 2017 15:56
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Kroger Family Centers
Replies: 68
Views: 33044

Re: Kroger Family Centers

With Kmart, the actual name wasn't Big K, but Big Kmart. They never marketed it as Big K, as that could have caused problems. There were three names at the time that appeared on stores: Kmart, Big Kmart and Super Kmart (originally Super Kmart Center). Each represented a differently marketed store (...
by Super S
02 Oct 2017 23:32
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: domed/arched roofs non-aesthetic purpose?
Replies: 4
Views: 1643

Re: domed/arched roofs non-aesthetic purpose?

I have also seen a number of early Kmart stores which had a dome shape to the roof, but are hidden inside by suspended ceilings.