Santa Monica/West LA Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1927-1954

This is a list of all chain grocery locations my research has uncovered in Santa Monica, Venice, and West Los Angeles between 1927 and 1954, compiled from city directories, telephone books, and other sources. There may be some omissions due to incomplete or missing data, etc. and I welcome suggestions and corrections. Please read about my methodology for more information about what I do and do not include.

View and download a copy of this location spreadsheet via Google Sheets.


  • The 1927 Vons location was part of the first Vons chain, which was sold to Safeway in the late 1920s.
  • Many of the Santa Monica locations were in the old town of Ocean Park, which is now part of Santa Monica.
  • West LA locations were associated with a number of municipalities but are all part of LA proper now.

Store tags:

  • A&P
  • Bay Cities
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Ralphs
  • Roberts
  • Safeway
  • Thriftimart
  • Van’s
  • Vons
Updated on 26 November 2022

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