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by luckysaver
26 Dec 2010 19:28
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Taco Bell Conversions
Replies: 5
Views: 6836

Re: Taco Bell Conversions

The Walnut/West Covina location (Amar/Nogales) looked exactly like photo #3 when it first opened. The interior has been remodeled twice during my lifetime - once as a bright mansion decor (casa) and now as a dimmed space-age interior which makes the interior look much smaller than the mansion decor)...
by luckysaver
26 Dec 2010 19:22
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Former Arby's locations
Replies: 18
Views: 17076

Re: Former Arby's locations

Alosta Ave near Citrus Ave near the Azusa/Glendora border across the street from Azusa Pacific University recently closed (I think it was in the middle of this past summer). This location had the large sign "Arbys Roast Beef is Delicious). I have a picture of that sign on one of my old cell phone ca...
by luckysaver
26 Dec 2010 19:19
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Disappearing Sizzlers in your area
Replies: 33
Views: 17262

Re: Disappearing Sizzlers in your area

Local history writer David Allen of the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin (Ontario, CA) last month wrote about the disappearing Sizzlers in the Inland Empire and this location in Rancho Cucamonga. http://www.insidesocal.com/davidallen/2010/12/rc-sizzler-may-sizzle-again.html -The West Covina location (No...
by luckysaver
26 Dec 2010 19:13
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Contractors Warehouse/HDSupply, Pomona CA
Replies: 3
Views: 9270

Re: Contractors Warehouse/HDSupply, Pomona CA

HD Supply was part of Home Depot (hence the HD in the name) and a few years was spun off as an independent retailer by Home Depot and is no longer affiliated with Home Depot.

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by luckysaver
26 Dec 2010 19:10
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Bristol Farms
Replies: 1
Views: 2353

Re: Bristol Farms

Bristol was/is owned by Albertsons/Supervalu along with the one and only Lazy Acres store in Santa Barbara County. Though part of Albertsons, it operated independently and basic store supplies (especially price signage, free recipe cards, etc) did not come from Albertsons Printing & Supply in Fuller...
by luckysaver
26 Dec 2010 19:02
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Vons Locations, 1967
Replies: 23
Views: 13466

Re: Vons Locations, 1967

La Mirada's Vons store (off Imperial Hwy and Valley View) is now Bestway Supermercado #2 (opened since late October). Their old #2 used to be in North Pomona. Bestway is a private 15-store chain (owned by a J Solanki Enterprises) affiliated with Unified Grocers. My local store (West Covina) was a 19...
by luckysaver
26 Dec 2010 18:55
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Does anyone remeber Fazios?
Replies: 17
Views: 20259

Re: Does anyone remeber Fazios?

Go to the small Albertsons on Sierra Madre Blvd and Michillinda in Sierra Madre (north of the 210 Freeway). Its like you're stuck in the 1970's because the decor was originally a Fazio's. Albertsons acquired Fazio's in 1978 and kept this particular store as is. When I visited that store last year, i...
by luckysaver
26 Dec 2010 18:51
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: HOWS closing all but one site
Replies: 8
Views: 3796

Re: HOWS closing all but one site

Dean, ValleyMax in Escondido was a Ralphs with a similar exterior to Rosemead Supermarket. Do you remember DiHo Market in City of Industry on Gale (a branch of the store that was popular in Monterey Park in 1989)? I thought it was the Alpha Beta/Ralphs/Fresco building, or it might be one of the stri...
by luckysaver
17 Oct 2010 14:19
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Pomona (Phillips Ranch area) supermarkets update
Replies: 0
Views: 2773

Pomona (Phillips Ranch area) supermarkets update

The southwestern part of the City of Pomona near the junction of Highways 60 and 71, better known as Phillips Ranch is home to 2 supermarkets: WinCo Foods #57 - opened 2005. Former HomeBase/House2Home. I've been to all 3 incarnations of this building. The other two stores that I visited (Temecula on...
by luckysaver
17 Aug 2010 17:03
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: CLAREMONT CA--Albertsons site closing
Replies: 21
Views: 10923

Re: CLAREMONT CA--Albertsons site closing

Jimenez Ranch Market on Indian Hill and San Bernardino Ave was a '60's era Alpha Beta, but that area is Pomona and not Claremont. At one time, there were 4 Alpha Beta/Albertsons/Food4Less lineage stores along about 2 miles of Indian Hill Blvd in the Claremont/Pomona area; - Boys/Food4Less (now El Su...
by luckysaver
17 Aug 2010 16:57
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Just to clarify the "Pavilions Place" name
Replies: 17
Views: 9341

Re: Just to clarify the "Pavilions Place" name

Current Vons ads as of last week continued to show a "Pavilions Value Plus'' card. I always thought Pavilions Place were the small express store versions of Pavilions. The Sherman Oaks store mentioned in this thread (which I've been to late last year) is a rebadged Vons - not even upscale. The only ...
by luckysaver
04 Jan 2010 15:51
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Temple City Former Albertson's
Replies: 5
Views: 3404

Re: Temple City Former Albertson's

Super A Foods closed their Pico Rivera store back in Summer 09, which also happens to be on Rosemead Blvd (State Hwy 19) (coincidence?). Pico store used to be Greatway.

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by luckysaver
04 Jan 2010 15:47
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: ROWLAND HEIGHTS CA
Replies: 10
Views: 6926

Re: ROWLAND HEIGHTS CA

Additional notes on the Nogales/Colima corner supermarkets: - TS Emporium (Tak Shing Hong) actually moved to the Ole's/Builders Emporium building from the Big Lots Center, now occupied by another Chinese grocer, AAA Farmers Market . TSH opened this branch next to Big Lots as the Chinese/Korean invas...
by luckysaver
04 Jan 2010 02:19
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: ROWLAND HEIGHTS CA
Replies: 10
Views: 6926

Re: ROWLAND HEIGHTS CA

Update on Nogales/Colima supermarkets. Historically, this part of Rowland Heights was its own community called Otterbein and much of the shopping was developed between 1966-67. - 99Cents Only : first opened as Albertsons , circa 1966. 1982: Old World Antique Mall (Albertsons opened stores on Colima/...
by luckysaver
09 Dec 2009 20:04
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: 1990's Ralphs Time Capsule: Huntington Beach, CA
Replies: 11
Views: 5426

Re: 1990's Ralphs Time Capsule: Huntington Beach, CA

This was the Alpha Beta late 1980's decor package just before American Stores sold off the chain to Yucaipa/Food4Less. The new King Ranch #3 in Covina (425 S Citrus, former AB and Ralphs 623) did an interior remodel but they kept the lettering and style. This is the store that moved from 150 9th Str...