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by Jason B.
17 May 2024 05:27
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Ontario Grocery Stores Closed on Sundays - 1986 Television News Report
Replies: 0
Views: 60

Ontario Grocery Stores Closed on Sundays - 1986 Television News Report

There is a television news report from 1986 posted to YouTube about a Sunday store closing law in the province of Ontario, Canada that many chain grocers were defying. Timothy May reported from Ottawa. A manager of Dominion Stores (Rheal St. Pierre) is interviewed. Sue Lebrun of People Against Sunda...
by Jason B.
04 Jan 2024 21:05
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway, 1335 Webster, San Francisco
Replies: 5
Views: 7218

Re: Safeway, 1335 Webster, San Francisco

SFGate.com reported on January 4, 2024 that the 1335 Webster Street Safeway store in San Francisco will close in March 2024. See: https://www.sfgate.com/food/article/fillmore-safeway-closing-sf-18590145.php The headline reads, "Controversial San Francisco Fillmore Safeway plans to close after 4...
by Jason B.
28 Oct 2023 06:26
Forum: History: Outside the USA and Canada
Topic: Safeway UK Video on YouTube
Replies: 7
Views: 19809

1980s Safeway Television Advertisements - United Kingdom

A collection of 1980s Safeway television advertisements from the United Kingdom has been posted to YouTube. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDHHfQiIAz8 They are from the "Safeway ... everything you want from a store and a little bit more" advertising campaign, which also was used in t...
by Jason B.
12 Oct 2023 21:00
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Howard Johnsons Locations
Replies: 10
Views: 9423

Re: Howard Johnsons Locations

There is a recording of a Howard Johnson's restaurant advertisement from the early 1970s that can be heard in an MP3 file posted by a former employee of ABC Radio named Ted David. Visit http://teddavid.org/ABCAnncrsDemo.mp3 Start listening at 25:58. The ad refers to the "orange roofs." It ...
by Jason B.
04 Oct 2023 01:35
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway-Santa Clara-3071 Stevens Creek Blvd. (Valley Fair)-Store Is Closing
Replies: 4
Views: 7325

Safeway-Santa Clara-3071 Stevens Creek Blvd. (Valley Fair)-Store Is Closing

SFGate.com reports that the Safeway store at 3071 Stevens Creek Blvd., Valley Fair Shopping Center, is closing. See: https://www.sfgate.com/food/article/bay-area-safeway-store-closure-18401939.php The article states that store has been open for 67 years, which would place the opening date circa 1956...
by Jason B.
10 Sep 2023 01:06
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Purity Store-Hayward, Calif.-Main and C streets (SE corner)
Replies: 1
Views: 4439

Purity Store-Hayward, Calif.-Main and C streets (SE corner)

A Purity grocery store with a distinctive Quonset hut-style roof operated in Hayward, California (Alameda County) from the late 1940s through circa 1961, according to an article by the Hayward Area Historical Society. See: https://www.haywardareahistory.org/one-corner That article includes a photo o...
by Jason B.
12 Aug 2023 22:20
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Safeways in Hawaii
Replies: 4
Views: 11185

Re: Safeways in Hawaii: Lahaina (Maui)

In late 2018, the Lahaina (Maui), Hawai'i Safeway store was expanded. See: https://mauinow.com/2018/11/07/grand-re-opening-of-expanded-lahaina-safeway-marks-mall-milestone/ The shopping center is called "Lahaina Cannery Mall." According to that article, the size of the store expanded from ...
by Jason B.
29 May 2023 02:45
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Mayfair Markets - Geography and History
Replies: 23
Views: 39993

Re: Mayfair Markets - Geography and History

I've passed that location at 5730 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland for nearly 35 years and never knew that it was a former supermarket building, let alone a supermarket at one time. The building, which still stands today, faces 58th Street, not Telegraph Avenue, so it's somewhat easy to overlook on Teleg...
by Jason B.
29 May 2023 02:38
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: MB Center Broadway and West MacArthur Blvd. Oakland, CA
Replies: 10
Views: 25815

Re: MB Center Broadway and West MacArthur Blvd. Oakland, CA

The Oakland History Room at the main Oakland Public Library has a display case right now with photographs of the MacArthur/Broadway Center from circa September 1965 when it opened. The display case says that the series of photos recently was donated to the library. The display case includes a late 1...
by Jason B.
14 May 2023 23:07
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Mayfair Markets - Geography and History
Replies: 23
Views: 39993

Re: Mayfair Markets - Geography and History

Can anyone identify the Mayfair Market location that is in the background of this circa 1971 photo presumably in Oakland, California? https://www.artsy.net/artwork/stephen-shames-black-panther-gloria-abernethy-selling-papers-at-the-mayfair-supermarket-boycott-tamara-lacey-is-in-the-background-holdin...
by Jason B.
11 May 2023 15:15
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Super King Markets (southern California)-30th Anniversary-1993-2023
Replies: 0
Views: 11282

Super King Markets (southern California)-30th Anniversary-1993-2023

The "Shelby Report of the West" issue for April 2023 has extensive material about the Super King Markets chain in southern California. See: https://www.theshelbyreport.com/2023/04/28/super-king-markets-celebrates-30th-anniversary/ See also: https://www.theshelbyreport.com/2023/05/05/ferman...
by Jason B.
22 Apr 2023 16:46
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway-San Jose, Calif. (downtown)-South Second St. & East San Fernando St.-2009-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 11063

Safeway-San Jose, Calif. (downtown)-South Second St. & East San Fernando St.-2009-2019

The short-lived downtown Safeway store (2009-2019) at S. Second Street and E. San Fernando Street in San Jose, Calif. is in the news: https://sanjosespotlight.com/when-will-downtown-san-jose-get-another-grocery-store-market-safeway/ See Google Street View in 2019: https://www.google.com/maps/@37.334...
by Jason B.
22 Apr 2023 00:32
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Possible former Albertsons
Replies: 25
Views: 25668

Pak n' Save

There is a Pak n' Save commercial from circa 1987 for the San Francisco Bay Area on YouTube. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPgRnWXGPbA The locations then were San Leandro, S. San Jose, E. San Jose, Dublin and Sunnyvale. I shopped at the Dublin store. It was in a former K-mart. I remember in t...
by Jason B.
05 Mar 2023 02:28
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Washington, D.C.-Georgetown-Video from 1980
Replies: 1
Views: 3947

Washington, D.C.-Georgetown-Video from 1980

There is a twelve minute-long video on YouTube of a Safeway store from 1980. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuNOjE5GyVg I have deduced that the location is the Safeway store in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., sometimes known as the "social Safeway." I reached this conclusion by studyin...
by Jason B.
18 Feb 2023 06:05
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway's original SoCal division
Replies: 11
Views: 16455

Re: Safeway's original SoCal division

On February 22, 1987, KABC-TV in Los Angeles reported on the impending sell-off of 24 Safeway stores. See:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayVRZnM6cuE Start watching at 13:09 The report includes images of the exterior and interior of at least one Safeway store.