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by storewanderer
17 May 2022 01:14
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Walgreen Agency?
Replies: 14
Views: 1324

Re: Walgreen Agency?

There was a Walgreens in Sacramento in Country Club Centre in the 1950s; I've seen a photograph of it. I think it was torn down to build the Montgomery Ward which is now Walmart; it was right next to a 3 square pylon tower Lucky that was in the spot Walmart is in now. Oh I meant in the more recent ...
by storewanderer
08 May 2022 03:06
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: What grocery store was this? (Modesto)
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: What grocery store was this? (Modesto)

Lucky got all the way down to Madera before selling the central valley to Save Mart in 1997. Lucky "kept" stores in Tracy (may have been under construction), Sonora, and Lodi (was also a recent expansion) in 1997. Albertsons had a somewhat scattered but odd central valley presence from the...
by storewanderer
03 May 2022 00:37
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Walgreen Agency?
Replies: 14
Views: 1324

Re: Walgreen Agency?

One of the few times I found a Walgreens that looked interesting enough to take a photo of. This was in San Jose. It may even still be there. WalgreensSanJoseSarat.jpg Looking at it now- wondering if it was a former Sav-On. I believe the Albertsons that was in the center at the time was a former Ral...
by storewanderer
03 May 2022 00:31
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Farmer Jack in Utah
Replies: 10
Views: 805

Re: Farmer Jack in Utah

The Rancho on 900 W was right next to a Rite Aid. I bet this was a Safeway/Super S combo decades ago. Found another former Safeway, located at 2040 S 2300 E. Became a Fresh Market, now a Macey's. Looks like Albertsons gave this a Grocery Palace remodel. I think the Albertsons in Jackson, WY was a S...
by storewanderer
03 May 2022 00:05
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway, 30 Chestnut Avenue, South San Francisco
Replies: 4
Views: 501

Re: Safeway, 30 Chestnut Avenue, South San Francisco

With the planned Safeway rebuild at the Spruce/El Camino White Front site (which had a store from about 1987-2014), I'm wondering how much longer the Chestnut Avenue store will hang on. I hope it sticks around for a while more as it has done decent business for a long time and isn't really near any...
by storewanderer
01 May 2022 16:15
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Rocky Ford, CO - Safeway
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Rocky Ford, CO - Safeway

La Junta is probably the last example of the italic wall letters interior now. The building is somewhat strange and I think it has been expanded multiple times into its current odd form. It feels quite large. Not sure if there are a few other Marketplace interiors still sitting around somewhere. I c...
by storewanderer
01 May 2022 03:25
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Walgreen Agency?
Replies: 14
Views: 1324

Re: Walgreen Agency?

Not to say that there weren't "agency" stores on the west coast (there probably were)but Walgreens actually had "regular" stores in San Francisco in the 1940s and a pretty big presence in Northern California at least by the 1960s. They had 5 stores in SF in 1962 and 11 by 1978. ...
by storewanderer
01 May 2022 03:11
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Farmer Jack in Utah
Replies: 10
Views: 805

Re: Farmer Jack in Utah

Fresh Market (former Albertsons) at 1638 S 900 E was a Safeway. Rancho (former Fresh Market, former Albertsons) 140 900 W was also a Safeway. I believe Albertsons bought 9 stores from Farmer Jack in Salt Lake City area. Between Albertsons new stores/capex throughout the 90's plus closures by Superva...
by storewanderer
01 May 2022 03:03
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Rocky Ford, CO - Safeway
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Rocky Ford, CO - Safeway

There is a grocery store in Rocky Ford, CO that is clearly a former Safeway. Beyond some wood paneling over the meat department there isn't much left of Safeway in this store from the looks of it. The wall decor has obviously been re-done, and I am pretty sure the floor has been re-done too. This is...
by storewanderer
15 Oct 2021 02:10
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Original Jack in the Box sites
Replies: 33
Views: 27571

Re: Original Jack in the Box sites

Jack in the Box is in Charlotte, NC. I wonder if that is a long-standing market or a recent expansion. Locations don't exactly look new, despite some efforts with paint.
by storewanderer
15 Oct 2021 01:57
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Smith's/PriceRite/Food4Less Las Vegas
Replies: 33
Views: 32171

Re: Smith's/PriceRite/Food4Less Las Vegas

Excellent work, all - I've added it to my Kroger spreadsheet. As of 2021 store #571 is still bannered a Price Rite - for anyone in the know, does that store still operate under Price Rite standards? I'm not sure how to answer this question. The store runs Smiths ads, bags, receipts, etc. Has for th...
by storewanderer
29 Aug 2021 15:56
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: New location list: Albuquerque, 1929-1959
Replies: 7
Views: 6837

Re: New location list: Albuquerque, 1929-1959

Update- 4701 4th St. Lowe's was converted to a Food King Cost Plus unit. Conversion was just made and they are having a "grand opening" right now. So still open, and part of the Lowe's chain, with the Cost Plus 10% format.
by storewanderer
29 Aug 2021 15:49
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: New location list: Albuquerque, 1929-1959
Replies: 7
Views: 6837

Re: New location list: Albuquerque, 1929-1959

What about the Lowe's Market Marina at 4701 4th St. NW in Albuquerque? I can't tell if it is still operating as a full line grocery store but appears to be operating in some form. It seems to be off the Lowe's Market.com website.. but they still appear to have an open gas station in the parking lot.
by storewanderer
19 Aug 2021 03:38
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Billings, MT Old Store Photos
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: Billings, MT Old Store Photos

I guess Safeway did not do register updates, because they did not expect to keep the stores... Homeland in OK/KS did not have scanning until the mid to late 90's, it was probably one of the last chains to make that move. Or maybe that honor goes to Trader Joe's. In the late 80's, every Safeway I eve...
by storewanderer
15 Aug 2021 16:15
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Billings, MT Old Store Photos
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Billings, MT Old Store Photos

Current news article but scroll down- and tons of great old photos. https://billingsgazette.com/news/local/town-and-country-foods-opens-at-west-park-promenade/article_102bc886-26c3-508a-b491-1523d7ccb4f9.html Also I am wondering what Safeway division those Billings Stores were a part of- seems like ...