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by Jason B.
11 Apr 2020 18:06
Forum: History: Outside the USA and Canada
Topic: United Kingdom / Great Britain - "Inter-war" (1920s, 1930s) Commercial Architecture
Replies: 1
Views: 65

United Kingdom / Great Britain - "Inter-war" (1920s, 1930s) Commercial Architecture

Philip Butler, a photographer based in Worcestershire, England, documents Great Britain's "inter-war architecture" (1920s and 1930s). See: https://artdecomagpie.com/ I especially recommend his analysis of "Odeon" cinema / movie theater buildings, especially their adaptive re-use. https://artdecomagp...
by Jason B.
09 Apr 2020 07:17
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: New location list: San Mateo County
Replies: 6
Views: 5387

Re: New location list: San Mateo County

A YouTube video apparently has exterior shots of supermarkets (and other retail stores) from northern San Mateo County (and possibly San Francisco) from circa 1971-72. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANVzJeVjnoc Supermarket exterior shots include: 12:29 Mayfair Market (unknown location) 13:06 S...
by Jason B.
27 Mar 2020 22:11
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.or...
by Jason B.
26 Jan 2020 00:31
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: 1970s Safeway Television Commercial: "Since We're Neighbors, Let's Be Friends"
Replies: 2
Views: 2198

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

Here's another 1970s Safeway television spot on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-WhT22CiJg (Begins at 9:12). This one apparently is from 1970-71. It is set in the dairy section of a store, with many 1970s milk cartons visible in the background. That general design of Lucerne milk cartons l...
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: 453

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: 557

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: 6997

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: 392

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: 2
Views: 2198

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: 5725

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: 2372

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: 4893

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: 9937

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: 4863

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: 12397

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...