Sacramento Chain Grocers, 1924-1980

  • This spreadsheet covers Sacramento and some suburban locations, but it is not meant to cover all suburban stores in the area.
  • The spreadsheet is only designed for accuracy through 1980. Stores open after this date may not be included; the 1985 and 200 columns are for refernce as to later occupants of already-open stores.
  • Listings are compiled from Sacramento city and telephone directories, with various newspaper articles, property records, and personal knowledge as auxiliary sources.
Number Street 1924 1928 1930 1935 1940 1945 1950 1955 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 2000 Notes
500 10th     Economic Food Co.                        
1933 10th   Economic Food Co. Economic Food Co.                        
415 12th         Safeway Safeway                  
501 12th     Safeway Safeway                      
4000 12th                       Compton’s   Nasser Market  
1009 13th Skaggs Cash Stores                           Demolished.
6000 14th Ave.             Raley’s Raley’s Raley’s Raley’s Raley’s Raley’s   Compton’s Address is 5980 after 1970. Have vintage photo.
6001 14th Ave.             Stop-n-Shop Stop-n-Shop Stop-n-Shop Stop-n-Shop          
615 16th   Piggly Wiggly Piggly Wiggly Safeway                      
811 16th         Safeway Safeway Safeway Safeway             Demolished.
1510 16th           Safeway Safeway Best Buy             Best Buy address is 1520.
1823 16th   Arata Bros. Arata Bros. Arata Bros. Arata Bros.                    
1829 16th             Cardinal Cardinal              
2030 16th     Pay & Take Safeway                      
2500 16th         Safeway Safeway Safeway Safeway              
2644 18th       Cardinal                      
1515 20th               Raley’s             Office
1731 20th         Arata Bros. Arata Bros. Arata Bros. Arata Bros.             Office
2760 21st     Safeway Safeway                      
530 23rd             Cardinal Cardinal Lucky Lucky Lucky Lucky Lucky Albertson’s  
1811 23rd             Cardinal               Office
2703 24th               Cardinal   Compton’s Compton’s Compton’s Compton’s Compton’s  
2716 24th   Piggly Wiggly Piggly Wiggly Safeway                      
1926 28th     Safeway Safeway Safeway                   Address in 1940 is 1930.
2355 2nd Ave.     Pay & Take                        
3009 30th       Cardinal                      
0XX 32nd       Arata Bros.                      
3103 33rd     Crystal Cash Markets Lynn & O’Neil Lynn & O’Neil Lynn & O’Neil                  
2732 34th   Arata Bros. Arata Bros. Arata Bros. Arata Bros. Arata Bros. Arata Bros. Arata Bros.              
2849 35th Piggly Wiggly Piggly Wiggly Piggly Wiggly                        
332 3rd       Lynn & O’Neil Lynn & O’Neil                    
1701 3rd       Safeway Safeway Safeway Safeway Safeway Safeway Safeway         Office
3400 3rd Ave.     Pay & Take Safeway                      
6008 44th                 Cardinal Lucky Lucky        
4911 47th                   Farmer’s Farmer’s        
1006 4th             Safeway Safeway             Office
1431 4th               Lucky             Address questionable.
3518 4th Ave. Martha Washington Stores                            
3527 4th Ave.       Jones Bros. Red & White                      
2130 51st             Cardinal             Cottage Mart  
1330 66th           Stop-n-Shop Stop-n-Shop                
1200 8th               Red & White              
1013 9th Skaggs Cash Stores                            
1508 9th           Safeway Safeway Safeway              
1916 9th         Cardinal Cardinal Raley’s Raley’s Raley’s Raley’s         Have vintage photo.
322 Alhambra     Crystal Cash Markets                        
1025 Alhambra                       Safeway Safeway Safeway  
1107 Alhambra       Lynn & O’Neil Lynn & O’Neil                    
1315 Alhambra       Safeway Safeway Safeway                  
1765 Arden                       Stop-n-Shop      
4320 Arden                   Bel-Air          
1400 B North                 Lucky Lucky         Office, warehouse
915 Broadway                 Safeway Safeway          
1402 Broadway           Cardinal Cardinal Cardinal Lucky Compton’s Compton’s       Address is 1400 after 1965.
1600 Broadway         Cardinal     Garden Basket              
1819 Broadway     Lynn & O’Neil Lynn & O’Neil Lynn & O’Neil Lynn & O’Neil                 Address in 1930 is 1825 Y and 1935 is 1821 Y.
2276 Broadway               Cardinal              
2616 Broadway     Economic Food Co. Economic Food Co.                      
2730 Broadway       Cardinal Cardinal Cardinal Cardinal Cardinal Lucky Lucky Farmer’s Farmer’s Farmer’s   Address is 2730 Y in 1935, 2728 in 1945, and 2724 in 1950.
2800 Broadway           Stop-n-Shop                  
3008 Broadway             Lucky Lucky Lucky           Demolished.
3409 Broadway             Safeway             Goodwill  
5901 Broadway             Cardinal Cardinal              
1700 Capitol           Raley’s Raley’s Raley’s Raley’s Raley’s Raley’s Raley’s Compton’s Uptown Market Have vintage photo.
1113 Capitol West               Rancho              
1264 Capitol West                   Safeway Safeway Safeway      
1271 Capitol West                   Farmer’s          
1298 Capitol West                         Safeway Safeway  
1351 Capitol West                   Purity          
1601 Capitol West                     Farmer’s     Raley’s  
3XX Capitol West               Cardinal             Address is 3rd and West Capitol.
5491 Carlson                 Stop-n-Shop Stop-n-Shop Stop-n-Shop Stop-n-Shop      
4469 D               Cardinal Cardinal   Compton’s        
1124 Del Paso               Cardinal       Van’s Van’s    
1616 Del Paso     Hewitt & Hewitt Hewitt & Hewitt                      
1824 Del Paso         Safeway Safeway Safeway                
1920 Del Paso         Cardinal Cardinal                  
2000 Del Paso             Stop-n-Shop Garden Basket              
2102 Del Paso     Arata Bros. Arata Bros.                      
2130 Del Paso     Safeway                        
2213 Del Paso     Pacific Coast                        
2421 Del Paso               Safeway Safeway Safeway Safeway Safeway   Kragen Auto  
4408 Del Rio                 Lucky Lucky Lucky Lucky Lucky Land Park Foods  
2900 E   Crystal Cash Market Crystal Cash Market Lynn & O’Neil                      
400 El Camino                 Raley’s Raley’s Raley’s Raley’s Raley’s King’s Supermarket Drug center next door. Have vintage photo.
2120 El Camino                       Farmer’s Farmer’s    
2711 El Camino                     Jumbo Jumbo      
525 El Camino W             Raley’s Raley’s             Demolished.
5345 Elkhorn                         Safeway Safeway  
2300 F     Cardinal Cardinal Cardinal Cardinal                  
2810 Fair Oaks               Raley’s Raley’s            
350 Florin                       Van’s Van’s Greenhaven Liquor & Deli  
1301 Florin                     Bel-Air Bel-Air Bel-Air Bel-Air  
2350 Florin                     Mayfair        
2355 Florin                     Jumbo Jumbo   Food Depot  
2440 Florin                     Safeway Safeway Safeway    
4040 Florin                         Albertson’s    
4150 Florin                     Lucky        
7870 Florin                     Jumbo Jumbo   Rainbow Foods  
3216 Folsom       Safeway                      
3271 Folsom     Economic Food Co.                        
3330 Folsom         Park & Shop Park & Shop Park & Shop Park & Shop             May go longer than 1960.
3816 Folsom     Safeway                        
4753 Folsom                              
4755 Folsom     Lynn & O’Neil                        
4806 Folsom       Safeway                      
5030 Folsom                 Safeway         Italian Importing  
5114 Folsom             Cardinal Cardinal              
5600 Folsom                 Lucky Lucky Lucky Lucky Lucky    
8391 Folsom                     Raley’s Raley’s Raley’s Raley’s Site of old Miracle Mart discount store. Have vintage photo.
8911 Folsom                       Jumbo Jumbo    
9249 Folsom                         Safeway    
2900 Franklin     Safeway Safeway Safeway Safeway                 Demolished.
3639 Franklin         Lynn & O’Neil Lynn & O’Neil Lynn & O’Neil                
3710 Franklin             Safeway Safeway Safeway Safeway Safeway Safeway   Lee’s Food King Destroyed by fire, 1960. Current building constructed after fire.
4604 Franklin                     Food City Food City Food City Food City Closed 2001.
5040 Franklin                   Farmer’s Farmer’s Farmer’s Farmer’s Harvest Foods  
5560 Franklin             Cardinal         Van’s      
2900 Freeport         Safeway Safeway Safeway Safeway Safeway         Taylor’s Meats  
4408 Freeport           Raley’s Raley’s Raley’s             Demolished. Have vintage photo.
4850 Freeport                 Raley’s Raley’s Raley’s Raley’s Raley’s Raley’s  
5041 Freeport             Cardinal Cardinal              
1919 Fruitridge                 Lucky Bel-Air Bel-Air Bel-Air   Walgreen’s Probably new building.
2390 Fruitridge               Raley’s Raley’s Raley’s          
6231 Fruitridge                 Bel-Air Bel-Air Bel-Air Bel-Air Bel-Air Bel-Air First location. Have interior photos.
2509 Fulton                   Safeway Safeway Safeway      
1100 G   Economic Food Co. Economic Food Co.                        
1000 H   Crystal Cash Market Crystal Cash Market                        
1001 H       Lynn & O’Neil Lynn & O’Neil Lynn & O’Neil Lynn & O’Neil                
1120 H           Cardinal                  
1931 H     Economic Food Co.                       Office?
4232 H         Safeway Safeway                  
4234 H       Hewitt & Hewitt                      
424 Howe                         Safeway Safeway  
2000 I           Stop-n-Shop Stop-n-Shop Stop-n-Shop Stop-n-Shop Stop-n-Shop          
729 J Economic Food Co.                            
900 J   Piggly Wiggly                          
1128 J Arata Bros.                            
1200 J       Public                   Kinkos Vintage photo.
1240 J     Cardinal Cardinal                     Address is 1935 is 1224-1240.
1306 J     Piggly Wiggly Safeway                      
2111 J Martha Washington Stores Economic Food Co. Economic Food Co. Economic Food Co.                     Address is 2121 after 1928.
2430 J   Safeway Safeway Safeway Safeway                    
2673 J     Piggly Wiggly                        
2718 J     Piggly Wiggly                        
2800 J       Safeway                      
2927 J   Arata Bros. Arata Bros.                        
3620 J           Lynn & O’Neil Lynn & O’Neil                
3655 J   Economic Food Co. Economic Food Co.                        
3673 J       Cardinal                      
3675 J   Piggly Wiggly                          
3711 J   Safeway                          
3718 J         Safeway                    
3720 J     Safeway Safeway Safeway                   Address in 1940 is 3718.
3810 J           Safeway Safeway Safeway Safeway Safeway Safeway Safeway      
4751 J               Cardinal              
4830 J                 Cardinal Lucky Lucky Lucky Lucky Albertson’s  
13XX J Piggly Wiggly                           Actual address J and 13th.
400 K     Lynn & O’Neil                        
1600 L         Cardinal                    
2815 L                 Stop-n-Shop Stop-n-Shop Stop-n-Shop Stop-n-Shop Raley’s    
3020 L       Cardinal Cardinal Cardinal Cardinal       Compton’s Compton’s Compton’s    
5820 Land Park South                     Jumbo Jumbo   Vic’s IGA  
5930 Land Park South                 Safeway Safeway          
4040 Manzanita                   Safeway Safeway Safeway Safeway    
3175 Marysville             Cardinal Cardinal              
3845 Marysville                   Safeway Safeway Safeway      
1531 McCormick     Piggly Wiggly Safeway                      
3600 McKinley       Lynn & O’Neil Lynn & O’Neil Lynn & O’Neil                  
4065 McKinley             Stop-n-Shop Stop-n-Shop Stop-n-Shop Stop-n-Shop Stop-n-Shop Compton’s Compton’s Compton’s  
2500 Meadowview                     Farmer’s Farmer’s Farmer’s    
2736 Muir               Cardinal           Muir Way Market  
400 N                     Safeway Safeway     Same as 412 N?
412 N                         Compton’s   Demolished. Same as 400 N?
2331 N     Cardinal Cardinal                      
1208 O     Cardinal                        
1401 O     Lynn & O’Neil Lynn & O’Neil Lynn & O’Neil Lynn & O’Neil Lynn & O’Neil Lynn & O’Neil             Offices and store.
735 P   Safeway Safeway Safeway                     Address is 731 after 1928.
2028 P   Safeway                          
2103 P   Piggly Wiggly Piggly Wiggly Safeway Safeway Safeway               Choice Food Market  
1500 Q               Purity              
1220 R Martha Washington Stores                            
3200 Riverside             Stop-n-Shop Stop-n-Shop Stop-n-Shop Stop-n-Shop Stop-n-Shop        
6419 Riverside                       Alpha Beta Alpha Beta Nugget Market  
1730 S     Cardinal                        
2715 Sacramento         Safeway Safeway                  
2754 Sacramento Arata Bros.                            
2856 Sacramento       Jones Bros. Red & White                      
3232 Sacramento     Cardinal         Best Value              
1880 Stockton         Cardinal Cardinal Cardinal                
1900 Stockton       Cardinal                      
1918 Stockton       Safeway                      
1948 Stockton     Safeway                        
2248 Stockton             Cardinal Cardinal              
2832 Stockton   Safeway                          
3256 Stockton         Raley’s Raley’s                 First Raley’s in Sacto.
3406 Stockton       Hewitt & Hewitt                      
3624 Stockton           Safeway Safeway Safeway              
3704 Stockton   Safeway Safeway Safeway                     Address is 3700 after 1928.
3750 Stockton           Cardinal Cardinal   Compton’s            
3823 Stockton   Piggly Wiggly Piggly Wiggly                        
3836 Stockton     Cardinal Cardinal                     Address in 1935 is 3832.
3902 Stockton     Crystal Cash Markets   Safeway                    
4990 Stockton                 Safeway Safeway Safeway Safeway Safeway    
5150 Stockton                       Farmer’s      
5621 Stockton             Cardinal Cardinal Cardinal         Hollywood Market  
5815 Stockton                 Stop-n-Shop Stop-n-Shop Stop-n-Shop Stop-n-Shop   Goldstar Supermarket  
6090 Stockton                       Bel-Air     Office
6418 Stockton                   Food City Food City Food City   Mike’s Market  
6982 Sunrise                         Compton’s Food4Less  
6630 Valley Hi                         Safeway    
1000 Vine             Stop-n-Shop                
2427 Walnut                     Safeway Safeway      
3431 Watt                 Raley’s            
5747 Watt                         Compton’s Canned Foods  
XXX Woodland Shopping Center                       Stop-n-Shop      
2101 X     Lynn & O’Neil