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by klkla
20 Sep 2019 23:40
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Market Basket locations in 1959 and 1963
Replies: 19
Views: 31747

Re: Market Basket locations in 1959 and 1963

11766 Wilshire Blvd, West LA--Pavilions. It's the short building between the towers. This store has been talked about in another thread as having been a Ralphs before it was torn down to build the tower. http://local.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=pp734453vcd0&style=o&lvl=2&scene=3580981 I stumbled a...
by klkla
05 Sep 2019 19:12
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)
Replies: 169
Views: 113201

Re: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)

Would you happen to know if the Vons at Lakeside Shopping Center was always a Vons? I assume it was always a Vons. I was thinking there was a chance that it might have been a Shopping Bag originally, but that is unlikely because it was built in 1962 and Vons had already bought Shopping Bag in March...
by klkla
04 Sep 2019 20:56
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)
Replies: 169
Views: 113201

Re: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)

I can't entirely tell if the building that now houses a Smart & Final Extra! existed at that time; in 1977, this shopping complex was rather new as the land was actually part of the Ranch lot that was sold off. The LA County Assessor's website shows both the Alpha Beta (currently Smart & Final) and...
by klkla
04 Aug 2019 21:13
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: NEW: Portland (Oregon) 1932-1987
Replies: 8
Views: 4001

Re: NEW: Portland (Oregon) 1932-1987

After reading this I was curious about Tradewell, a chain I remember when I lived in Seattle as a child. I found this interesting article which barely mentions Tradewell but has the interesting history of a chain called 'Groceteria' of all things. Not sure if this has already been posted on this mes...
by klkla
28 Jul 2019 19:40
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: American Stores Company operated restaurants in the 1980's
Replies: 5
Views: 4016

Re: American Stores Company operated restaurants in the 1980's

I'm pretty sure, but not 100% certain, that the restaurants were Alphy's as mentioned in the first post of this thread.

I think they were still open into the 1980's.
by klkla
28 Jul 2019 19:30
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Safeway 1986 & Unsettling Times Eastern Division
Replies: 3
Views: 2116

Re: Safeway 1986 & Unsettling Times Eastern Division

This article from March 5th 1987 has some information about this. "Bradford said Safeway has no plans to sell six divisions: Southern California, Northern California, Phoenix, Seattle, Portland, Ore. and Washington, D.C. But the remaining eight divisions--Dallas, Houston, El Paso, Denver, Kansas Cit...
by klkla
16 Jul 2019 22:57
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Sears/Safeway rumor from 2006
Replies: 5
Views: 3075

Re: Sears/Safeway rumor from 2006

The timing would make sense for an opportunistic takeover. By 2006 it was obvious the acquisitions of Randall's/Tom Thumb, Dominick's and Genuardi's was a bust and was having an impact on their share price. Perfect time for someone like Eddie Lambert to try and profit from the situation.
by klkla
11 Jul 2019 21:41
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: Kansas City MO, 1925-1992
Replies: 11
Views: 2321

Re: NEW: Kansas City MO, 1925-1992

Hmmm... Food Barn Sues Safeway Over Sale of Kansas City Stores Well, that at least pinpoints the year of Safeway's KC departure to 1988...the same year as most of Safeway's other post-KKR divestments. No word on how they came to use the name. Food Barn lasted to 1994. Safeway had both Food Barn and...
by klkla
05 Jul 2019 19:33
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: The Lost And Forgotten Supermarkets Of LA's Past
Replies: 0
Views: 2796

The Lost And Forgotten Supermarkets Of LA's Past

I found an interesting article posted on the LAist website that has some good photos about the history of supermarkets in SoCal that no longer exist. Hopefully it will be of interest to people on this site: https://laist.com/2019/07/05/las_lost_supermarkets_grocery_stores_of_the_past.php They debunk...
by klkla
17 Jun 2019 19:46
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: NEW: Spokane WA, 1925-1960
Replies: 16
Views: 7026

Re: NEW: Spokane WA, 1925-1960

For 1304 N Liberty Lake Rd you put Albertsons? for 2010 and Safeway? for 2015. This photo definitely indicates the store was converted to a Safeway The question marks were there because the location was not listed in the 2010 and 2015 city directories, so it was clear that it HAD been converted, bu...
by klkla
16 Jun 2019 21:43
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: NEW: Spokane WA, 1925-1960
Replies: 16
Views: 7026

Re: NEW: Spokane WA, 1925-1960

Spokane is now updated through 2015, which proved much more interesting than I expected: https://www.groceteria.com/place/us-washington/spokane/ For 1304 N Liberty Lake Rd you put Albertsons? for 2010 and Safeway? for 2015. This photo definitely indicates the store was converted to a Safeway: https...
by klkla
15 Jun 2019 23:05
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Texas Updates
Replies: 14
Views: 4728

Re: Texas Updates

This was interesting. 1986 Dallas gives about as good a snapshot as you can get into Safeway's operation near the end of their presence there. They announced the decision to close the Dallas Division on April 24th 1987. This Tom Thumb was particularly interesting. Does anyone know the story of it? h...
by klkla
28 Apr 2019 18:00
Forum: Announcements, FAQs, Etc.
Topic: SSL upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 3183

Re: SSL upgrade

It's also disturbing that we're heading towards a web where the authority for validating a website is placed not with the site author, not with the visitor, but in the hands of anonymous entities like "DigiCert Inc." I know nothing about. What those companies do is verify the owner of site and then...
by klkla
24 Apr 2019 17:28
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: NEW: Phoenix, 1925-1960
Replies: 7
Views: 8022

Re: NEW: Phoenix, 1925-1960

I would guess that 3435 W Buckeye Rd, Phoenix AZ was probably a regional distribution center. In 1980 Arden operated approximately 102 stores of which 43 were in Arizona (IIRC). They had closed their central distribution center and corporate office complex on Slauson Ave. in Commerce around this sam...
by klkla
21 Feb 2019 21:24
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: New location list: Petaluma and Rohnert Park CA
Replies: 1
Views: 1994

Re: New location list: Petaluma and Rohnert Park CA

Was it common for Lucky to have oval signs? When I first saw this I thought it must have been an Alpha Beta but that doesn't seem to be the case: https://www.google.com/maps/place/1000+Petaluma+Blvd+N,+Petaluma,+CA+94952/@38.2454717,-122.6448306,3a,75y,31.08h,95.67t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sXVmN-QZrXCj7p...