A 1950s supermarket building will soon be razed in Walnut Creek (if it hasn't already been demolished). The Co-op supermarket chain ("Consumers Cooperative"), based in Berkeley, constructed a store at 1510 Geary Road (at North Main St.) in Walnut Creek in 1957. Groundbreaking apparently was on March 2, 1957. The store is said to have closed in in the late 1970s and the building apparently has been vacant (or underutilized) ever since. In recent years, the building has decayed. It soon will be replaced with a new independent grocery store building.
In 1962, Co-op acquired the three-store Sid's grocery store chain. The Sid's store on South Main Street near Broadway in Walnut Creek became a Co-op. Therefore, for most of the 1960s, Co-op had two stores in Walnut Creek.
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So Groceteria.com participants, photograph this 1950s store before the wrecking ball arrives!