Santa Monica/West LA Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1927-1954

This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in Santa Monica, Venice, and West Los Angeles between 1927 and 1954, complied from city directories, telephone books, and other sources. It is generated through a live Google Spreadsheet so it reflects the latest information I have. You may view the list in the frame below or open it in a new window, which will give you more viewing options and the ability to download it or add it to your own Google Drive.


  • The 1927 Vons location was part of the first Vons chain, which was sold to Safeway in the late 1920s.
  • Many of the Santa Monica locations were in the old town of Ocean Park, which is now part of Santa Monica.
  • West LA locations were associated with a number of municipalities but are all part of LA proper now.

Store tags:

  • A&P
  • Bay Cities
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Ralphs
  • Roberts
  • Safeway
  • Thriftimart
  • Van’s
  • Vons