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 Post subject: Scolaris original stores in CA
PostPosted: Wed 24 Dec 2008 5:00 am 
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Scolaris started on the CA central coast, but in the 80s sold their stores there to Lucky and bought Warehouse Markets in NV. In the late 80s, they returned to the central coast. So I have a few questions:

1. Where were the original central coast stores that were sold to Lucky? I came across some weird Albertsons in Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Carpinteria that were very small and had awkward but similar layouts and am suspisious about those stores.

2. What is the history behind the current CA Scolaris at 222 N. Milpas in Santa Barbara? Former Mayfair? It appears Scolaris has operated this store since 1988. http://s196.photobucket.com/albums/aa11 ... oto079.jpg

3. What parts of the interior of the Pismo Beach Scolaris at 555 Five Cities are leftovers from when the store was a Vons? I was thinking the wall letters were, until I visited the store in item 4. http://s196.photobucket.com/albums/aa11 ... oto079.jpg

4. What was this Paso Robles Store at 2121 Spring Street like as a Ralphs and Lucky? http://s196.photobucket.com/albums/aa11 ... oto255.jpg
Current exterior:http://s196.photobucket.com/albums/aa113/StoreWest/?action=view&current=CAPasoRobles2121Spring.jpg

These CA Scolaris are sure a lot different from the NV Stores in terms of appearance.

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 Post subject: Re: Scolaris original stores in CA
PostPosted: Fri 26 Dec 2008 12:28 pm 
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1) The original stores were in: Lompoc (2), Orcutt/Santa Maria (4), Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo (3), Atascadero and Paso Robles. These stores were sold to Lucky in June, 1979. All of these stores were either remodeled and converted to the Lucky Discount Center format by Lucky; several were replaced. The sale included the original 1947 Scolaris store at 405 E. Clark in Orcutt, which was replaced by a new Lucky at Clark and Bradley in 1981.
All of the Santa Barbara/Goleta area Albertons were built by Jordanos, sold to Smiths Food King in the early 1970's, and aquired by Lucky in 1984.
Two other former Jordanos/Smiths were included in the sale, which were ultimately closed.
2) 222 N. Milpas was a Safeway. The Safeway opened in 1977, as an on site replacement for a gable Safeway which faced Montecito St. Scolari's aquired this location 8/1988. It was heavily remodeled in 2001.
3) 555 Five Cities Dr was built by Williams Bros. Markets in 1988, sold to Vons in 1991, and then to Scolaris in 1997 as a part of Vons aquisition of the former Smiths on Grand. Avenue in Grover Beach. It received new decor and flooring in 2006.
4) 2121 Spring St. was built by Scolaris in 1976, as a replacement for their store at Spring and 14th St. It was remodeled by Lucky three times, and sold to Ralphs in 1999 as a part of the FTC divistiture order. It had the early 1990's red/teal Lucky decor when Ralphs closed it in 2006. Scolaris heavily remodeled the store before reopening in June, 2007.
5) 1321 Johnson Avenue, San Luis Obispo was a new build by Scolaris in 1993. The adjacent Rite Aid is a former Safeway.


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 Post subject: Re: Scolaris original stores in CA
PostPosted: Sat 27 Dec 2008 12:48 am 
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I was sure off on some of my predictions for those stores.

There was another Scolaris up until 2003 or so in Goleta, which is a Ralphs now. What did that one start as? It appears Ralphs demolished the Scolaris Store (and maybe some surrounding spaces) and built their own store. This Ralphs is much more shallow than the typical new Ralphs, but seems about as long.

That San Luis Obispo Scolaris is nothing like the new store they built in Reno in 1992 (seen here: http://s196.photobucket.com/albums/aa11 ... in%20Pkwy/

Scolaris also had some other CA Stores until the late 90s in Concoran, Hanford, and another couple spots. Those were transferred to Cost Less (which Scolari also has ownership interest in). There was another store in Arroyo Grande which it appears Scolaris operated for a while in the 90s then transferred to someone else while still retaining ownership interest who uses the name JJ's Food Company at 303 East Branch. The East Branch JJ's is closing (or may be closed now). There appears to be a second JJ's in Arroyo Grande that Scolaris does not hold ownership interest in. Further, the former Mayfair in downtown Reno, NV was operated by Scolaris for a few years with the JJ's Food Company name until its closure in 1995 for construction of the Silver Legacy casino.

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 Post subject: Re: Scolaris original stores in CA
PostPosted: Sat 27 Dec 2008 12:52 pm 
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The Scolari's in Goleta was built by Jordanos in 1966, sold to Smiths with the rest of Jordano's Santa Barbara area stores in the early 70's, then to Lucky in 1984, Williams Bros. in 1989, and then to Scolaris in 1991. Scolari's operated the store until the lease expired in 2002. There was a former Savon Drug next store, which had been converted to a Miller's Outpost. Ralphs demolished that entire wing of the center, and built a replacement store. It opened in fall, 2003.

At the time the San Luis Obispo store was designed and built, the CA stores and NV were different companies - Scolari's of CA and Scolari's Warehouse Markets.

The Hanford and Corcoran stores, both former Safeways, were transfered to Cost Less in 1997. The original Hanford Scolari's (Scolari's called the Valley stores Farm Boy Food Centers up until 1995 or so) was opened in a former Mayfair in the original Hanford mall around 1980, shortly after the sale of the original coast stores to Lucky. The store was then moved to the Safeway down the street. The Mayfair was demolished, along with the rest of the mall, and replaced with a strip center. The now closed Albertsons/Monte Mart sits about where the Mayfair/Scolari's did.

The original JJ's was opened at the original Scolari's at 405 E. Clark in Orcutt. Lucky built a replacement for this store, and closed the original Scolaris in 1981. After a public outcry, Scolari's agreed to operate their original store again. They could, however, not use the Scolari's name at the time.


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 Post subject: Re: Scolaris original stores in CA
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Orignial Scolari's Central Coast Locations at the time of sale to Lucky Stores:
#1 - 405 E. Clark, Orcutt - original Scolaris, built 1947. Closed by Lucky 1981 in conjunction with the opening of a new build at 4869 S. Bradley Road. Reopened by Scolari's as JJ's, sold in early 1990's. Now Old Town Market.
#4 - 1069 E. Grand, Arroyo Grande - now Donna's Interiors. Lucky replaced this store with a new built at 1464 E. Grand in 1982. Became Albertsons, now Spencer's.
#5 - 8665 El Camino Real, Atascadero - closed by Lucky, demolished - replacement built on site 1982. Sold to Ralphs 1999, now Spencers. Still has early 90's Lucky decor.
#6 - 2121 Spring St., Paso Robles. Built by Scolari's 1976, remodeled by Lucky, sold to Ralphs, closed 2006, heavily remodeled by Scolari's in 2007.
#7 - 667 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo - Built by Purity mid 1960's, sold to Jordanos/Scolaris/Lucky. Closed by Lucky 1982. Subdivided into small retail. Now Mountain Air Sports, etc.
#8 - 804 N. Broadway, Santa Maria. Built by Purity mid 1960's, sold to Joradnos/Scolaris/Lucky/Albertsons. Closed by Albertsons 2001. Now Hispanic format Discount Mall.
#9 - 2877 Santa Maria Way, Santa Maria. Opened as KMart Foods 1970, sold to Scolari's 1973. Closed by Lucky 1981 in conjunction with opening of Gemco at 223 E. Betteravia Rd., Santa Maria. Still vacant after all these years. Gemco is now Target.
#10 - 729 N. H St., Lompoc. Built by Jordanos 1966, sold to Scolari's 1973. Lucky expanded and remodeled this location. Sold to Ralphs 1999, who closed the store. Ralphs sold dark store to Vons, who demolished and rebuilt a rreplacement store on site.
#11 - 201 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo. Built by Jordanos 1966, sold to Scolari's 1973. Lucky expanded and remodeled this location. Closed by Lucky 1999, then sold to Ralphs. Ralphs demolished and rebuilt on site.
#12 - 771 Foothill Blvd., San Luis Obispo. Built by Jordanos 1964, sold to Scolaris 1973. Lucky remodeled. Now Albertsons.
#14 - Constellation Road, Vandenberg Village (Lompoc). 1960's Safeway, sold to Scolari's 1975. Closed by Lucky 1986. Became JJ's until 1990.
#15 - 1465 S. Broadway, Santa Maria. Built by Thriftimart 1964, sold to Scolari's 1977. Remodeled by Lucky. Became Alpha Beta 1990. Closed 1998, demolished. Now Foods Co. (In 1990, as a result of the Lucky/ASC merger, Lucky took the Skagg's Alpha Beta at Betteravia and Miller, Alpha Beta took the Lucky).


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