Oakland/Berkeley Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1921-1980/1999

This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, and Piedmont between 1921 and 1980/1999, compiled from city directories, telephone books, and other sources. It is generated through a live Google Spreadsheet so it reflects the latest information I have.

Read more about how this particular page came to be after twenty-plus years.

Access and download the location spreadsheet via Google Sheets.


  • No city directories were published for Oakland between 1943 and 1967, so newspaper ads became the primary source for this data.
  • Safeway apparently operated its MacMarr and Piggly Wiggly brands a little longer in Oakland than in San Francisco.

Store tags:

  • Albertsons
  • Andronico’s/Park & Shop
  • Co-Op
  • Hagstrom’s
  • Jenny Wren
  • Lee Bros
  • Louis Stores
  • Lucky Stores
  • Mayfair Markets
  • Mutual/MacMarr
  • P&X
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Safeway


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