Thanks to my Facebook Friend, Ron Chapman, an interior of the former Safeway Store on Charter Way in Stockton on December 28, 2011 after current tenant, Centro-Mart closes up to become a Dollar General Store. Say Goodbye to the vintage Safeway interior as it will be extensively remodeled into a Dollar General! :(
Here is a photo of Safeway-Charter Way when it was a Safeway back in 1985, courtesy of Ron Chapman.
Same spot as above picture but taken in December 28, 2011 when it was Centro-Mart, courtesy of Ron Chapman.
The Butcher Buzzer at Centro-Mart-Charter Way. Probably a remnant from the Safeway days. Photo courtesy of Ron Chapman.
1990 photo of Centro-Mart on Charter Way in 1990. courtesy of Ron Chapman
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And The Work Has Already Begun. The Start Of The Gutting To Become A Dollar General Store. Photo courtesy of Ron Chapman (as well as the above) Photo taken today, 1-9-2012.
This illustrates well how sturdily built these stores were, with all that truss work and such.pinkfloyd95209 wrote:And The Work Has Already Begun. The Start Of The Gutting To Become A Dollar General Store. Photo courtesy of Ron Chapman (as well as the above) Photo taken today, 1-9-2012.
This is one of the best "topic posts" on this message board. "PinkFloyd" and Ron Chapman deserve commendation for documenting this gem before it went away. When I saw that meat dept. "Service Bell," I immediately thought of those old green "astroturf" product dividers once used in grocery store meat depts., a vestige of when real parsley was used to decorate meat display cases.