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by klkla
10 Jul 2020 23:06
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: UPC codes & grocery scanning
Replies: 97
Views: 82859

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: 40894

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: 5
Views: 819

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: 85

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: 178

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: 5387

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
by klkla
09 Apr 2020 16:31
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: New location list: San Mateo County
Replies: 6
Views: 5387

Re: New location list: San Mateo County

12:29 Mayfair Market (unknown location) I think the Mayfair is in San Francisco: https://www.google.com/maps/place/355+Ocean+Ave,+San+Francisco,+CA+94112/@37.7227931,-122.4449006,3a,75y,105.59h,86.87t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s_X0PC2etoWX_zNlMTZNadw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192!4m5!3m4!1s0x808f7e819f8c4f57:0xa61fc...
by klkla
01 Apr 2020 20:22
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: New location list: San Diego, 1925-1980
Replies: 3
Views: 6143

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

The Linda Vista Plaza/Linda Vista Road supermarkets in San Diego's Linda Vista neighborhood have especially interesting histories. The Linda Vista neighborhood was built very quickly just before and during World War II under federal government contracts as defense housing. See: https://lindavista.o...
by klkla
17 Mar 2020 21:13
Forum: History: Outside the USA and Canada
Topic: Safeway Europe and Australia
Replies: 10
Views: 20963

Re: Safeway Europe and Australia

Is there a good reason why Safeway's UK division skipped France, Belgium, and Netherlands, and went straight to West Germany for expansion? Safeway's U.S. divisions tended to be centered around major areas and then slowly diffused out to counties beyond the "core city". I don't know your answer, bu...
by klkla
03 Mar 2020 20:22
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Walrus article
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: Walrus article

Interesting article. This interested me: "The new supermarkets provided everything under one roof and a parking spot to help you haul it home. But, in one key regard, they offloaded the work of buying food to individual shoppers. “After World War II, the spread of automobile ownership and the growth...
by klkla
12 Feb 2020 21:06
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Short-lived grocery stores
Replies: 14
Views: 786

Re: Short-lived grocery stores

Here in SoCal the king of short-lived grocery stores would have to be Haggen, which lasted about 6 months from first store opening in March 0f 2015 until August 2015 when it started closing stores. IIRC all stores were closed by December.
by klkla
22 Dec 2019 21:23
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway/Sav-On 3rd & Fairfax
Replies: 8
Views: 614

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: 7675

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: 614

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: 614

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...