801 Palm Ave., Imperial Beach: I'm fairly sure this is now the Goodwill store.
Sorry guys, but I've been at these San Diego stores for two and a half hours now... I woke up at 2:30 and got caught up... now the sun's coming out... damnit.
Actually, it appears the PW was opposite the strip mall from what is now the Goodwill store. I'm not sure what that used to be, but it looks like everything to the right of the theater was replaced sometime after PW left. I found a photo showing the Imperial Beach Piggly Wiggly! In perspective, the break in the buildings at the Piggly Wiggly is 8th St., and the white building in the far background is across the street of 9th St., which is now a modern 76 station. Note the PW has a barrel roof, which is not present in any of the current buildings.Miracle Block Shopping Center, Imperial Beach, CA
, on Flickr
This was apparently referred to as the "Miracle Block Shopping Center". It's fate as a whole is now in danger. The row between 8th and Delaware saw its last tenant move out recently, as the city declared eminent domain on the complex. I suspect the section between 8th and 9th is facing a similar fate, as it is emptying out slowly as well. It's just as well, really, the complexes have become an eyesore and IB is embarking on a plan to revitalize Palm Avenue from the 5 freeway to the ocean, and I can attest that it's much needed.