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by Jeff
30 May 2020 00:01
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Disappearing Sizzlers in your area
Replies: 33
Views: 17879

Re: Disappearing Sizzlers in your area

I am wondering if current events are going to cause Sizzler to eliminate the buffet in remaining restaurants, or to close altogether. There is a long-time Sizzler in Longview, WA where I live but has been completely closed during the Covid 19 restrictions and is not offering take-out at all. Sizzle...
by Jeff
30 May 2020 00:00
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Shopping Bag Food Stores In Southern California
Replies: 57
Views: 42791

Re: Shopping Bag Food Stores In Southern California

I found a picture that looks to be taken sometime in the 1950’s looking southeast down Main St. in El Monte (aka Valley Mall?). There is a Shopping Bag sign in the background. Could this be the back of the store that was located on East Valley Blvd.? Below is the old photo and a current look from G...
by Jeff
08 Jun 2016 03:51
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Vons Pantry Stores
Replies: 11
Views: 7112

Re: Vons Pantry Stores

There was one in Hacienda Heights. It was on Azusa and became a Vons market. It closed in the 90s and is now an Asian market. It's across the street from PHM.
by Jeff
11 Mar 2013 00:59
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Boston Store, Whittwood Mall (Whittier, CA)
Replies: 1
Views: 6199

Re: Boston Store, Whittwood Mall (Whittier, CA)

They were a chain. I remember the one at Whittwood. It closed and remained vacant until they tore down the mall.

There was another one in Pomona off Garey and Arrow. It originally was a Brands department store if I remember correctly. It wasn't very big. Both locations closed in the 80s I believe.
by Jeff
28 Mar 2012 16:45
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Max Foods Montebello Closing
Replies: 53
Views: 26383

Re: Max Foods Montebello Closing

Its odd that Office Depot moved into such a small space from such a large store. It can't be more than 1/8th the size of the original! Ross Dress for less is slated to move in once Office Depot moves out, which looks like soon. I just hope the hints of the old Albertsons (the old air vent above the ...
by Jeff
27 Feb 2012 23:11
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: The Very First Texaco "System 2000" Stations (1981-1983)
Replies: 14
Views: 13233

Re: The Very First Texaco "System 2000" Stations (1981-1983)

I can't post from my cell phone but there is a Texaco in Anaheim on the northwest corner of Magnolia Ave and La Palma Ave. Still open just drove by it last week.
by Jeff
18 Jan 2012 19:09
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: The Sears Essentals experiment comes to a painful conclusion
Replies: 5
Views: 7602

Re: The Sears Essentals experiment comes to a painful conclu

Just read today, another one is biting the dust: Sears Holdings Corp. is closing another Sears Essentials store in Orange County. Sears Holdings, which also owns Kmart, said it will convert the Sears Essentials store in San Clemente back to a Kmart location next month. The Sears Essentials store wil...
by Jeff
18 Jan 2012 16:13
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: The Sears Essentals experiment comes to a painful conclusion
Replies: 5
Views: 7602

Re: The Sears Essentals experiment comes to a painful conclu

The Sears Essentials in El Monte originally opened in the mid 80's as a Tianguis market, a short lived mexican warehouse style market by Vons. When that closed, Kmart moved into the space, then they converted it to a Sears Essentials. Apparently WalMart is interested in the space to make a new store...
by Jeff
28 Feb 2011 03:59
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Levitz Furniture
Replies: 27
Views: 24391

Re: Levitz Furniture

They also have a very old and small location in Monterey Park on garvey.

I heard a rumor that the Levitz Eastland was supposed to be occiupied by a relocated Barnes and Noble.
by Jeff
26 Feb 2011 03:27
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: Desert Fashion Plaza, Palm Springs CA
Replies: 4
Views: 8415

Re: Desert Fashion Plaza, Palm Springs CA

I remember that mall. It was super dark inside and empty. Never had good stores. I magnin was in t he back of the mall.. sax was in the front. Both were small stores. You could also enter the hotel from the mall. It was originally a shiloh inn
by Jeff
26 Feb 2011 03:22
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Older McDonald's Locations
Replies: 50
Views: 38961

Re: Older McDonald's Locations

I was at the new McD's the other day on Valley in Rosemead. Something unique that I never knew was that the original a few blocks west was originally an arch building built in the late 50's and was identical to the one in Downey. They have pictures of the store in the 70s as it was getting expanded ...
by Jeff
30 Jan 2011 15:52
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Montgomery Ward Locations-Southern California-1960s & '70s
Replies: 28
Views: 22442

Re: Montgomery Ward Locations-Southern California-1960s & '70s

Sad to say, the old Huntington Beach store that was sitting vacant since 2001, has FINALLY been torn down (along with the neighboring Mervyns) to make way for a new Costco that will be there at Bella Terra.
by Jeff
30 Jan 2011 15:46
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Stuart Anderson's Black Angus
Replies: 8
Views: 11229

Re: Stuart Anderson's Black Angus

It was completely demo'ed.
by Jeff
30 Jan 2011 15:44
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: Westfield Palm Desert
Replies: 14
Views: 13397

Re: Westfield Palm Desert

I remember when the store wasthe original small size.
by Jeff
05 Jan 2011 14:16
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Former IHOP locations
Replies: 33
Views: 28040

Re: Former IHOP locations

The Bellevue Store screams classic Ihop...sadly those cupcakes look kinda depressing.