Almost There…


Just a check-in to remind you that yer humble host is still alive and well, and will be graduating with his shiny new master’s degree in just a couple of weeks. I’ve also taken a full-time job as a digital project manager at a large state university library. The combined forces of a new job and my last semester in school have taken their toll on the site, I know, but I’m hoping to get the momentum back soon. Currently in progress: my revised history of Safeway (still), new photo galleries for most of the site, and my history of chain supermarkets in Pittsburgh. I also have articles on the way from other contributors (more soon).

In the meantime, enjoy the magazine photo above, of the Millbrae CA Safeway in 1963. It has nothing to do with this post, but it sure is pretty…

One thought on “Almost There…

  1. Rick

    November 29, 2009 at 1:21pm

    It’s spelled purdy…..silly boy

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  2. Lauren

    November 30, 2009 at 12:42am

    Congratulations! I found your website a few years ago while searching for old photos of Skaggs Alpha Beta. I was surprised at how well organized it was – usually websites that are not affiliated with a museum, library, or historical society are hard to navigate. So, I am not surprised at all that you are getting your MLS. Good luck!

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  3. Paul

    December 13, 2009 at 10:49am

    I grew up in Millbrae and this was ‘our Safeway’! I remember the snack bar; the only one I ever saw in a Safeway. It’s long gone, of course, but it my mother would often park me there with a malt and a comic book while she went shopping. I remember that you could buy a steak in the meat department, take it to the snack bar, and for something ridiculously low, like an additional $1.99, they’d cook it for you, and serve it with a baked potato, vegetables, and salad. Such a deal.

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  4. Maria

    January 16, 2010 at 12:13pm

    Congratulations on your Masters – good luck with the new job and looking forward to new entries soon!

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  5. Mark Edward Manning

    February 19, 2010 at 6:20am

    Oh, that looks like an adorable place. I like the cafe counter, too bad those are missing from supermarkets these days, but then we’re living in the age of the coffee shop … (But I do remember when Zayre had cafes!)

    Too bad I missed the “golden age” of supermarkets — they had such character back then.

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