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by steps
14 Apr 2007 21:55
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)
Replies: 169
Views: 119361

Geico has a new commercial...the second in their Michael Wallace "Geico Chevrolet" Busch Series ads...where Michael's "cousin" is trash talking. There's a brief scene where the kid is "putting him in the wall" in the freezer section of an older looking store. Pretty funny ad. that store looks to be...
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10 Apr 2007 22:31
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Thrifty Drug in the Northwest
Replies: 48
Views: 46100

I believe that Thrifty Drugs was a name used by many Rexall-affiliated independent drugstores in the Puget Sound area during the '50s and '60s. It's my impression that these stores had no connection with the actual Thrifty chain based in California that later merged with PayLess -- correct me if I'...
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07 Apr 2007 00:01
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Advantage Super Markets
Replies: 11
Views: 6013

Advantage Super Markets

I was recently on wikipedia reading about Gemco, and I ran into this

"National City: Lucky converted the GEMCO location into a high-end prototype supermarket called Advantage"

I've NEVER in my life heard of this store! Does anyone know this store/chain?

Thanks!
by steps
06 Apr 2007 21:03
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Fedco
Replies: 16
Views: 19040

Were FedMart and FedCo the same company...? No. FedMart was a standard for-profit company. Fedco was a non-profit, membership-only store where the members owned the company. A good comparison would be a bank vs. a credit union, thought Fedco didn't paint "member-owner" on every parking spot. :) Fed...
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06 Apr 2007 00:16
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Fedco
Replies: 16
Views: 19040

Fedco

Were FedMart and FedCo the same company...?
by steps
04 Apr 2007 00:14
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: A snippet of a 1976 Safeway circular
Replies: 8
Views: 5520

I've never heard of "imitation mayonnaise" LOL
by steps
02 Apr 2007 11:33
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Dec 2, 1957: Moroccan king visits Hollywood supermarket
Replies: 2
Views: 2740

if I'm not mistaken the Ross you are speaking of was a Safeway
by steps
10 Mar 2007 18:18
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Any Suggestions on getting supermarket interior pictures?
Replies: 9
Views: 7888

Just be honest OR Tell them that your doing a report on supermarket history. Most of the store managers will let you do it if you let them know why you are taking pictures. You could also use a camera phone with a decent camera. Ive never had any problems with takin super market pics.
by steps
10 Mar 2007 18:15
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)
Replies: 169
Views: 119361

I can't remember what movie I was watching, but about a year ago I was sitting in front of the TV and there was a supermarket scene in a movie. Well, I realized my passion for supermarket history and architecture might be going a bit far when I mumbled, "I bet that's a Safeway" upon seeing the elec...
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10 Mar 2007 18:05
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: CompUSA Culver City
Replies: 10
Views: 4582

hmmm...so does anyone else know of this location being a former super market. It fits everything a supermarket would need to operate.
by steps
23 Feb 2007 19:34
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: CompUSA Culver City
Replies: 10
Views: 4582

CompUSA Culver City

Hey Guys! It's been awhile since ive been on here! I was passing by the CompUSA in culver city today on Jefferson and noticed how much it looks like a super market. Me being semi curious, I went around back to see if it had a loading dock (a good way to tell if an old store used to be a super market...
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21 Oct 2006 14:43
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: A big discovery: 1976 Safeway California map!
Replies: 30
Views: 47976

Culver City (Fox Hills)--now a Marshalls, 6221 Bristol Pkwy http://local.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=pnxhn7540kd7&style=o&lvl=2&scene=544607 i pass by this area everyday! I KNEW there had to be a market there at one point! they had a sav on express there (only one i knew of..now a cvs). I thought i...
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20 Oct 2006 20:38
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Vons locations in 1950
Replies: 5
Views: 4133

the Vons in santa monica is original. whats interresting about this store is that it used to have a "snack bar" and out door seating. in the break room they have a huge picture of the Vons when it first opened. i heard this store has been remodeled recently....not too sure tho.... up the street on l...
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19 Oct 2006 01:48
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: PAK'N SAVE FOODS
Replies: 37
Views: 30790

the pak n' save chain was owned by the Vons Companies till Safeway bought them out. And what came with the buy out was the Vons stores, Pavilions stores, and Pak N Save stores. Vons "invented" the chain to compete in the "low end" market ( e.g. food 4 less). it was a spin off from the Vons Company ...
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17 Oct 2006 23:16
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: LA Safeways That Became Vons
Replies: 41
Views: 31411

Reviving this topic... - In the "divested regions" thread I started a week or so ago, I found and posted photos of several SoCal Vons marinas (Long Beach, Carpinteria, and the Alvarado store)... - The Highland Park store, according to this shot from Live Local, operated as a Pic N Save for a spell:...