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by Jason B.
04 Apr 2021 02:19
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway locations-East S.F. Bay Area-1963
Replies: 2
Views: 5102

Re: Safeway locations-East S.F. Bay Area-1963

Here is a 1974 shot of the rear of the Livermore, California Marina-style Safeway store building that operated as a Safeway from its construction and opening in 1960 until 1975 and thereafter as an Orchard Supply Hardware store until circa 1995, when it was demolished. https://www.facebook.com/photo...
by Jason B.
17 Jan 2021 14:25
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: New location list: San Mateo County
Replies: 9
Views: 5764

Re: New location list: San Mateo County

The San Mateo County Historical Society has an interesting photo from the 1940s or '50s of a Lucky store with a pylon sign (reminiscent of the Lucky store in Berkeley, Calif. on North Shattuck Avenue). See: https://historysmc.org/event/courthouse-docket-get-out-of-the-way-highway/ Based upon another...
by Jason B.
15 Jan 2021 21:49
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Fry's in California - History?
Replies: 6
Views: 8789

Re: Fry's in California - History?

Here is the "Shelby Report of the West" (March 2020 issue, p. 24) article that included four photographs of Fry's Foods Stores from the 1970s and/or '80s. I do not see photo credits, but presumably someone owns the copyrights to the photos. I am sharing the photos here so that others can c...
by Jason B.
15 Jan 2021 20:20
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Fry's in California - History?
Replies: 6
Views: 8789

Re: Fry's in California - History?

The March 2020 edition of "The Shelby Report of the West" (p. 24) has a couple of articles about the history of the Fry's Food Stores. The first article is about the 60th anniversary of Fry's in Arizona. It includes four black and white photos of Fry's Food Stores, probably from the 1970s ...
by Jason B.
06 Oct 2020 05:19
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Safeway-Coquitlam, BC (Austin Heights)
Replies: 0
Views: 897

Safeway-Coquitlam, BC (Austin Heights)

A "Marina" style Safeway store in Coquitlam, B.C. (Austin Heights neighborhood) apparently closed on or about October 31, 2017. See: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ffwoodycooks/24685636868 The Coquitlam Heritage Society apparently created a video about this Safeway building in 2015. See: ht...
by Jason B.
11 Apr 2020 18:06
Forum: History: Outside the USA and Canada
Topic: United Kingdom / Great Britain - "Inter-war" (1920s, 1930s) Commercial Architecture
Replies: 1
Views: 323

United Kingdom / Great Britain - "Inter-war" (1920s, 1930s) Commercial Architecture

Philip Butler, a photographer based in Worcestershire, England, documents Great Britain's "inter-war architecture" (1920s and 1930s). See: https://artdecomagpie.com/ I especially recommend his analysis of "Odeon" cinema / movie theater buildings, especially their adaptive re-use....
by Jason B.
09 Apr 2020 07:17
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: New location list: San Mateo County
Replies: 9
Views: 5764

Re: New location list: San Mateo County

A YouTube video apparently has exterior shots of supermarkets (and other retail stores) from northern San Mateo County (and possibly San Francisco) from circa 1971-72. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANVzJeVjnoc Supermarket exterior shots include: 12:29 Mayfair Market (unknown location) 13:06 S...
by Jason B.
27 Mar 2020 22:11
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: New location list: San Diego, 1925-1980
Replies: 3
Views: 6318

Re: New location list: San Diego, 1925-1980

The Linda Vista Plaza/Linda Vista Road supermarkets in San Diego's Linda Vista neighborhood have especially interesting histories. The Linda Vista neighborhood was built very quickly just before and during World War II under federal government contracts as defense housing. See: https://lindavista.or...
by Jason B.
26 Jan 2020 00:31
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: 1970s Safeway Television Commercial: "Since We're Neighbors, Let's Be Friends"
Replies: 2
Views: 2404

Re: 1970s Safeway Television Commercial: "Since We're Neighbors, Let's Be Friends"

Here's another 1970s Safeway television spot on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-WhT22CiJg (Begins at 9:12). This one apparently is from 1970-71. It is set in the dairy section of a store, with many 1970s milk cartons visible in the background. That general design of Lucerne milk cartons l...
by Jason B.
02 Dec 2019 15:24
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Winnipeg-Safeway-Early 20th Century Store Facade Featured in Mural
Replies: 1
Views: 557

Winnipeg-Safeway-Early 20th Century Store Facade Featured in Mural

A mural in Winnipeg, Manitoba features a Safeway store facade from the 1920s or '30s. The mural was painted circa 2016. See: https://www.google.com/maps/@49.8904675,-97.1830572,3a,75y,171.29h,107.14t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sk_TaO9f9RkI22Kz8fyrXUw!2e0!5s20160701T000000!7i13312!8i6656 The mural is located...
by Jason B.
26 Nov 2019 06:19
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Arizona-Phoenix-North 35th Ave. & W. Northern Ave. - Safeway Destroyed by Fire (2018)
Replies: 0
Views: 802

Arizona-Phoenix-North 35th Ave. & W. Northern Ave. - Safeway Destroyed by Fire (2018)

The Safeway supermarket at North 35th Ave. and W. Northern Ave. in Phoenix, Arizona apparently experienced a major fire in 2018. KPNX-TV (channel 12) captured the collapse of the facade (with the "A" and the other "A" tumbling to the ground, followed by the "S," but the...
by Jason B.
26 Nov 2019 06:03
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway Grand Opening-Photo-Unknown Date & Location
Replies: 11
Views: 7192

Re: Safeway Grand Opening-Photo-3528 West Cactus Road, Phoenix, Arizona?

Justin Karimzad has done an amazing job of locating this one-time Safeway store and its neighboring Thrifty Drugs store. Based on Google Street View (March 2019), I agree with him that the location very likely is 3528 West Cactus Road, Phoenix. https://www.google.com/maps/@33.5976014,-112.1353255,3a...
by Jason B.
21 Oct 2019 02:41
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Mayfair-1958 Color Film-California-Unknown Location
Replies: 1
Views: 520

Mayfair-1958 Color Film-California-Unknown Location

In 1958, a ten-minute educational film titled "Behind the Scenes at the Supermarket" focused on the behind-the-scenes operations at a Mayfair supermarket at an unspecified location that presumably was in California. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFoLVEtUYJ4 It possibly was in the San Die...
by Jason B.
30 Aug 2019 07:12
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: 1970s Safeway Television Commercial: "Since We're Neighbors, Let's Be Friends"
Replies: 2
Views: 2404

1970s Safeway Television Commercial: "Since We're Neighbors, Let's Be Friends"

A sixty-second Safeway television commercial from the 1970s is on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k84LRxKTaw It features a sung jingle that includes the phrase, "Since we're neighbors, let's be friends." It includes many scenes of a butcher/meat department. It includes some inter...
by Jason B.
24 Jun 2019 01:24
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway-Walnut Creek, Calif. (Tice Valley)-2007 Renovation
Replies: 5
Views: 5874

Re: Safeway-Walnut Creek, Calif. (Tice Valley)-2007 Renovation

Here are photos taken of this "Rossmoor" Safeway store exterior on August 25, 2007. Incidentally, I don't think that the renovation ever took place. I think that the exterior of this store appears just about the same in 2019.