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by klkla
27 Oct 2020 00:30
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: The closest vintage market near you that is in original condition
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: The closest vintage market near you that is in original condition

Those are both good examples. I found another former Crawford's with an exterior that is still intact. This store also became a Market Basket but was sold to Vons when Kroger shut down the division. It's currently an Asian market called 168 Market. https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0799496,-118.109561...
by klkla
26 Oct 2020 22:59
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Kmart checkouts over the years
Replies: 14
Views: 5836

Re: Kmart checkouts over the years

I always wondered if the odd variety of hardwares was due to the various businesses they had owned previously. I remember for instance Office Max used Fujistu, Borders used NCR, Waldenbooks used IBM. Probably just a coincidence. There was really no reason for national chains to use unified POS hard...
by klkla
25 Oct 2020 18:34
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: The closest vintage market near you that is in original condition
Replies: 3
Views: 64

The closest vintage market near you that is in original condition

I was driving through Glendale, CA last week and noticed a Ralphs Fresh Fare. This 36,000 sq. ft. store was built by Crawfords Markets in 1967 and then acquired by Kroger's Market Basket stores in the 1970's. In the early 80's it was one of several stores purchased by Ralphs when Kroger decided to d...
by klkla
28 Sep 2020 23:04
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: NEW: Tacoma 1924-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 1038

Re: NEW: Tacoma 1924-2020

Some might find it interesting that manual registers were still being used as late as the end of 1990, mostly DTS but a few Sweda stores as well. Southern California was still using Sweda registers at the time of the merger with Vons, also. They were mostly at low volume stores that had not been re...
by klkla
27 Sep 2020 21:31
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: NEW: Tacoma 1924-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 1038

Re: NEW: Tacoma 1924-2020

The 1980s were a challenging period for retailers, the economy was soft, interest rates high, and a host of new big box grocery discounters (Big Bear, Top Foods, Food 4 Less, Stock Market) were giving legacy grocers grief. Safeway opened many smaller footprint stores with few amenities including ma...
by klkla
22 Sep 2020 21:37
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: What grocery shopping was like the year you were born...
Replies: 0
Views: 433

What grocery shopping was like the year you were born...

I stumbled upon this article that might be of interest on this site:

https://www.kake.com/story/42181439/wha ... -were-born

The entry for 1987 entry is credited to groceteria :)
by klkla
09 Sep 2020 17:13
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Mayfair grocery in Bakersfield
Replies: 6
Views: 915

Re: Mayfair grocery in Bakersfield

According to the location page for Bakersfield , there were no fewer than 8 Mayfair stores operating there as of 1965. I'm less sure about the history of their service operations; maybe someone else can chime in here. These photos of a 1960s Los Angeles store clearly show a full-service bakery, so ...
by klkla
09 Aug 2020 23:30
Forum: Announcements, FAQs, Etc.
Topic: Unintentional interface change
Replies: 4
Views: 1008

Re: Unintentional interface change

Well at least everything seems to be functioning properly. It lust looks different.
by klkla
07 Aug 2020 23:03
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Mayfair grocery in Bakersfield
Replies: 6
Views: 915

Re: Mayfair grocery in Bakersfield

I am writing a book and am looking to verify if there was a Mayfield grocery in Bakersfield in the mid-1960's. Also, did the Mayfield chain have bakeries for custom cakes at that time? I want my book to be as accurate as possible. Carolinewrites Your subject says Mayfair but your text says Mayfield...
by klkla
10 Jul 2020 23:06
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: UPC codes & grocery scanning
Replies: 97
Views: 83050

Re: UPC codes & grocery scanning

The older registers were marked "Data Terminal Systems" but the newer ones, or the ones with replacement parts around the display were marked "National Semiconductor Datachecker/DTS". In High School I worked at Mayfair Markets in San Diego and they had just converted to electronic cash registers. I...
by klkla
01 Jun 2020 21:50
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Shopping Bag Food Stores In Southern California
Replies: 57
Views: 41146

Re: Shopping Bag Food Stores In Southern California

Looking at the historical aerial, it will be where the current Smart and Final is on Ramona and Valley. The building was remodeled and an autozone added to the south of the old building. It would be unrecognizable today. That makes sense. It matches up with the curve of the street. The original pho...
by klkla
02 May 2020 21:42
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Stone Way Safeway 1951 - 1993
Replies: 6
Views: 888

Re: Stone Way Safeway 1951 - 1993

The store sounds cool but 89 cents a pound for cube steak in 1961 seems really high. At least some things at Safeway are still the same lol :)
by klkla
21 Apr 2020 19:55
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Former 1954 Safeway San Francisco - 3132 Clement St.
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Former 1954 Safeway San Francisco - 3132 Clement St.

I also found a photo of this now-demolished Safeway in The San Francisco Examiner archives, from April 1989. A new six-story building housing Safeway and apartments above was being proposed. Love that embedded circle 'S': <a href="https://www.newspapers.com/clip/49244042/safeway-3132-clement-st-pro...
by klkla
20 Apr 2020 20:55
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Food Fair in Southern California
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: Food Fair in Southern California

Here's the Wiki for the company. I don't know how accurate it is.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_Fair
by klkla
09 Apr 2020 16:39
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: New location list: San Mateo County
Replies: 6
Views: 5397

Re: New location list: San Mateo County

Jason B. wrote: 09 Apr 2020 07:17 15:12 Tower Market
The Tower Market is a Molly Stone's now, but still has the Tower sign:
https://www.google.com/maps/@37.7451485 ... 312!8i6656