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by klkla
22 Dec 2019 21:23
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway/Sav-On 3rd & Fairfax
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Re: Safeway/Sav-On 3rd & Fairfax

steps wrote:
22 Dec 2019 00:38
Did this store close prior to the Vons buyout or was it a divested store?
It was closed at least three years before the Vons buyout.
by klkla
01 Dec 2019 19:37
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: Westland Fair at Decatur and Charleston in Las Vegas, NV
Replies: 4
Views: 7620

Re: Westland Fair at Decatur and Charleston in Las Vegas, NV

Below is a link to an archived article on when the Wal-mart was planning on coming to the shopping center in 2000. It had a Builder's Square prior to where the Wal-mart is currently. It has also several smaller stores where the Lowe's is and talks about a Vons and Raleys at the time that has since ...
by klkla
26 Nov 2019 19:45
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway/Sav-On 3rd & Fairfax
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Re: Safeway/Sav-On 3rd & Fairfax

Steve Landry wrote:
26 Nov 2019 11:02
After that it was Lucky but I don't remember Ralphs there.
I'm not 100% sure about this but if I remember right Ralphs had to choose between that store and the former Alpha Beta at Wilshire & Hauser (now a Ralphs Fresh Fare) as part of a consent decree with the FTC.
by klkla
25 Nov 2019 18:42
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway/Sav-On 3rd & Fairfax
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Re: Safeway/Sav-On 3rd & Fairfax

Came across this photo in a Facebook group showing a Safeway and Sav-On combo. I'm assuming this was a Super S prior to Sav-On taking over the drug portion. Wasn't there a Safeway a street over or was that a Market Basket? There was indeed a Safeway in the location where Whole Foods is today. It cl...
by klkla
21 Nov 2019 22:09
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway Grand Opening-Photo-Unknown Date & Location
Replies: 11
Views: 6942

Re: Safeway Grand Opening-Photo-Unknown Date & Location

Nice find. I have to wonder though why so many furniture stores feel the need to remove so many fluorescent tubes. It's the little things like that which makes stores look more tired than they really are. Bright lighting will make the scratches and imperfections on the furniture stand out more whic...
by klkla
08 Nov 2019 19:30
Forum: Announcements, FAQs, Etc.
Topic: The "official" anniversary
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: The "official" anniversary

Congratulations!
by klkla
24 Oct 2019 22:23
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: New location list: San Diego, 1925-1980
Replies: 1
Views: 6004

Re: New location list: San Diego, 1925-1980

The one oddity on this list is the only Vons, a small store at 3780 Mission Blvd. that is listed as being a Piggly Wiggly pre 1954. Vons' first full-sized supermarket in San Diego opened in the 1950's on Mission Blvd. in Oceanside (I don't know the exact year) but the street address is not the same....
by klkla
24 Oct 2019 21:35
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Vons Pantry Stores
Replies: 8
Views: 6673

Re: Vons Pantry Stores

For years I assumed this was previously a Safeway since it was a Pavilions Place. I see they didn't just use "Place" on the smaller acquired Safeway stores in better areas. I'm pretty sure they first used the Pavilions Place moniker on the stores acquired from Safeway before applying it to that sto...
by klkla
22 Oct 2019 21:27
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Mayfair Locations-San Diego-1959
Replies: 3
Views: 3035

Re: Mayfair Locations-San Diego-1959

The Thursday, November 12, 1959 edition of the San Diego Union contains many advertisements for supermarkets and grocery stores in the San Diego area. I will post information from each one separately. Mayfair ran a two-page ad. Pork was the main special, "spareribs or smoked picnics," "your choice ...
by klkla
21 Oct 2019 18:28
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Mayfair-1958 Color Film-California-Unknown Location
Replies: 1
Views: 343

Re: Mayfair-1958 Color Film-California-Unknown Location

It looks exactly like the store that was located on 30th street near University avenue but the morning shadow wouldn't make sense at that location because it was on the eastern side of the street (Unless it was actually shot in the late afternoon). At 0:35 you see them walking into the store. The ca...
by klkla
20 Sep 2019 23:40
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Market Basket locations in 1959 and 1963
Replies: 19
Views: 34504

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: 119042

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: 119042

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: 5742

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: 5031

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.