Centromart

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An interesting smaller chain, Centromart operated in California’s Central Valley cities of Stockton (the company headquarters), Oakley, Brentwood, and a few other spots. The stores were generally older and offer a great look at past trends in supermarket design. One store in Stockton was housed in a former Safeway and maintained much of its original 1950s decor until it closed in the early 2000s. The remaining Stockton stores were sold to Dollar General in 2011.

I have very little information about this small chain, but it was one of my first discoveries in the early days of the site, so it gets to stay here forever!

Former Centromart on Alpine Avenue in Stockton (1999):

 

Former Centromart in Brentwood (1999):