Actually, Stater Bros. didn't even paint many of these stores in the first 5 years. The colors used in the repaints are recent selections. I think Stater Bros. has very carefully selected which properties to spend capital in -- and from my perspective they've made some very wise choices. Nonetheless, its neat to see a store with a late 80s interior get cleaned, painted, and not gutted.
Stores I know of with the re-paint:Anaheim:
both former Albertsons retain their late 80s lettering with current Stater paint and new aisle signs. I have some pics of 610 S. Brookhurst, a gable store:http://www.flickr.com/photos/7591905@N0 ... 902959273/
Produce area: http://www.flickr.com/photos/7591905@N0 ... 902959273/
1131 N State College Blvd. is a flat-top store also featuring this treatment Bellflower:
the former Lucky (converted Gemco) at 17220 Lakewood Blvd. is a repaint. Check tortugaone's flickr page for that store's exterior. The layout and appearance is akin to this store: http://www.flickr.com/photos/7591905@N0 ... 438783642/
except that its now in Stater paint.Buena Park:
the former Albertsons blue-grey got this treatment:http://www.flickr.com/photos/7591905@N0 ... 902959273/Fullerton:
The former Lucky at 333 N. Euclid got the repaint. http://www.flickr.com/photos/7591905@N0 ... 135300181/
Norwalk (11300 Firestone Blvd.) and Paramount (8640 Alondra Blvd) are both Albertsons Blue/Gray repaints.
, in an earlier (2004-5 ish) Stater interior. Selectively remodeled.Downey
- remodel in progress. This store wasn't touched prior to remodeling, it even had the late 80s aisle hangers from Albertsons.Cypress
- fully remodeled
Anyway, for more pictures visit my formerly Albertsons set:http://www.flickr.com/photos/7591905@N0 ... 902959273/
The remodeling of the Downey Stater Bros. store is discussed here:viewtopic.php?f=27&t=1914&hilit=Stater+Bros+Downey
PS: the 12523 Alondra Blvd, Norwalk Stater Bros. store is a 1980s Stater Bros. built store, remodeled in the last few years.