San Francisco Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1928-1999

This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in San Francisco between 1928 and 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.

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  1. Donald B. Witzke, Ph.D.

    September 27, 2020 at 4:46pm

    To David Gwynn

    HOME > PLACES > US – CALIFORNIA > SAN FRANCISCO CITY/COUNTY > SAN FRANCISCO CHAIN GROCERY/SUPERMARKET LOCATIONS, 1928-1999
    San Francisco Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1928-1999
    This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in San Francisco between 1928 and 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.

    You left out the Safeway on West side of Castro Street. We rented a hall that was previously a dance studio above the Safeway & opened it as a Table Tennis center (We also lived in rooms facing Castro street). It was rented in the name of Lee Butler from 1948-49 until we left in about 1952. On the other side of our table tennis center was an Italian delicatessen. I’m not quite sure of the exact date (about 70 years), but we & our table tennis center were surly there. Also, the Safeway store was open all the time we lived there.

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    Groceteria

    September 27, 2020 at 4:53pm

    It sounds like you mean the location at 476 Castro, which is indeed on the list and operated as a Safeway from approximately 1935 to the early 1950s. It later was the valley Pride Market, which lasted until the late 1990s or early 2000s.

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