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by Jason B.
02 Dec 2019 15:24
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Winnipeg-Safeway-Early 20th Century Store Facade Featured in Mural
Replies: 1
Views: 431

Winnipeg-Safeway-Early 20th Century Store Facade Featured in Mural

A mural in Winnipeg, Manitoba features a Safeway store facade from the 1920s or '30s. The mural was painted circa 2016. See: https://www.google.com/maps/@49.8904675,-97.1830572,3a,75y,171.29h,107.14t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sk_TaO9f9RkI22Kz8fyrXUw!2e0!5s20160701T000000!7i13312!8i6656 The mural is located...
by Jason B.
26 Nov 2019 06:19
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Arizona-Phoenix-North 35th Ave. & W. Northern Ave. - Safeway Destroyed by Fire (2018)
Replies: 0
Views: 495

Arizona-Phoenix-North 35th Ave. & W. Northern Ave. - Safeway Destroyed by Fire (2018)

The Safeway supermarket at North 35th Ave. and W. Northern Ave. in Phoenix, Arizona apparently experienced a major fire in 2018. KPNX-TV (channel 12) captured the collapse of the facade (with the "A" and the other "A" tumbling to the ground, followed by the "S," but the Safeway logo seemed to hold)....
by Jason B.
26 Nov 2019 06:03
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway Grand Opening-Photo-Unknown Date & Location
Replies: 11
Views: 6942

Re: Safeway Grand Opening-Photo-3528 West Cactus Road, Phoenix, Arizona?

Justin Karimzad has done an amazing job of locating this one-time Safeway store and its neighboring Thrifty Drugs store. Based on Google Street View (March 2019), I agree with him that the location very likely is 3528 West Cactus Road, Phoenix. https://www.google.com/maps/@33.5976014,-112.1353255,3a...
by Jason B.
21 Oct 2019 02:41
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Mayfair-1958 Color Film-California-Unknown Location
Replies: 1
Views: 343

Mayfair-1958 Color Film-California-Unknown Location

In 1958, a ten-minute educational film titled "Behind the Scenes at the Supermarket" focused on the behind-the-scenes operations at a Mayfair supermarket at an unspecified location that presumably was in California. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFoLVEtUYJ4 It possibly was in the San Diego area be...
by Jason B.
30 Aug 2019 07:12
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: 1970s Safeway Television Commercial: "Since We're Neighbors, Let's Be Friends"
Replies: 1
Views: 1852

1970s Safeway Television Commercial: "Since We're Neighbors, Let's Be Friends"

A sixty-second Safeway television commercial from the 1970s is on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k84LRxKTaw It features a sung jingle that includes the phrase, "Since we're neighbors, let's be friends." It includes many scenes of a butcher/meat department. It includes some interior shots ...
by Jason B.
24 Jun 2019 01:24
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway-Walnut Creek, Calif. (Tice Valley)-2007 Renovation
Replies: 5
Views: 5698

Re: Safeway-Walnut Creek, Calif. (Tice Valley)-2007 Renovation

Here are photos taken of this "Rossmoor" Safeway store exterior on August 25, 2007. Incidentally, I don't think that the renovation ever took place. I think that the exterior of this store appears just about the same in 2019.
by Jason B.
18 Jun 2019 04:08
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Book About Commercial Architecture in Southern California - Early 20th Century
Replies: 1
Views: 2336

Book About Commercial Architecture in Southern California - Early 20th Century

I just discovered a book about commercial architecture in southern California in the early twentieth century. It is "The Drive-In, the Supermarket, and the Transformation of Commercial Space in Los Angeles, 1914-1941" by Richard Longstreth, a professor at George Washington University in Washington, ...
by Jason B.
27 Apr 2019 06:57
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Bethesda, Maryland - Safeway at Bradley Blvd. & Arlington, Rd. - Re-built in 2011
Replies: 0
Views: 4855

Bethesda, Maryland - Safeway at Bradley Blvd. & Arlington, Rd. - Re-built in 2011

The Safeway store at the southwesterly corner of Bradley Blvd. and Arlington Rd. in Bethesda, Md. was demolished and completely re-built circa 2011. A video on YouTube shows the demolition and reconstruction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykXKAO5aPKg A banner on the front of the new building in th...
by Jason B.
24 Apr 2019 07:04
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway's original SoCal division
Replies: 10
Views: 9858

Re: Safeway's original SoCal division

A 1981 Safeway Southern California division television commercial (aired Feb. 16, 1981 on KNBC-TV channel 4 Los Angeles/Burbank) appears in this YouTube video beginning at 1:59:45: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZBTXDShaK8 The old "circle-S" logo still was in use. This was a time of high price inf...
by Jason B.
18 Mar 2019 04:02
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway locations-East S.F. Bay Area-1963
Replies: 1
Views: 4839

Re: Safeway locations-East S.F. Bay Area-1963

A "Marina"-style Safeway store opened in Livermore circa 1961 at First Street and Q Street. A new Safeway store opened behind it in 1975, a store that was greatly expanded in 2000. The "Marina" Safeway in Livermore was an Orchard Supply Hardware location from the late 1970s (after Safeway moved to t...
by Jason B.
09 Feb 2019 04:49
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway locations-Oakland, Calif.-1963
Replies: 12
Views: 12335

Re: Safeway locations-Oakland, Calif.-1963

Safeway store location list for Oakland, Calif. and vicinity in 1968 From “Oakland Tribune” of Wed., Oct. 16, 1968 “YOU’LL FIND A COMPLETE LIQUOR DEPT. AT THESE SAFEWAY STORES” Oakland: 5354 Claremont Ave. 5130 Broadway 2900 Broadway 6310 College Ave. 3550 Fruitvale Ave. 3747 Grand Ave. 3434 High S...
by Jason B.
04 Dec 2018 04:26
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Fresno-Grocery Stores-Early & Mid-20th Century
Replies: 1
Views: 3855

Fresno-Grocery Stores-Early & Mid-20th Century

The "Fresno Bee" (FB) and "Fresno Morning Republican" (FMR) newspaper index has a few cards devoted to "RETAIL STORES-GROCERY STORES." They offer insights into the grocery store business in Fresno in the early and mid-20th century: (1) Piggly Wiggly to open here. FMR 11/1/23 (2) H. Graff & Co. chang...
by Jason B.
04 Dec 2018 04:01
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: White Front Stores
Replies: 48
Views: 56100

Re: White Front Stores

The "Fresno Bee" newspaper index has four listings on its "RETAIL STORES-WHITE FRONT" card concerning the Fresno, Calif. location: (1) Plans $1 million store in Fresno. 10/1/64 p. 1A (2) White Front opening tomorrow. 5/26/65 1A (3) Ribbon cutting opens White Front. 5/27/65 6A (4) Will open new super...
by Jason B.
07 Sep 2018 05:34
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Does anyone remeber Fazios?
Replies: 17
Views: 20054

Re: Does anyone remeber Fazios?

There is a brief "Fazio's - The Food People" television ad from Nov. 14, 1975 on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjLJ0bmMqtI Go to 1:40. This commercial aired on KABC-TV Los Angeles during "Good Morning America."
by Jason B.
07 Sep 2018 05:30
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Alphy's Coffee Shops
Replies: 4
Views: 8079

Re: Alphy's Coffee Shops

An Alphy's television commercial from the Nov. 14, 1975 broadcast of ABC's "Good Morning America" (from KABC-TV Los Angeles) is on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjLJ0bmMqtI Go to 12:38. This is a short ad, just ten seconds, promoting 99-cent breakfasts.