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by justin karimzad
19 Jan 2022 23:39
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)
Replies: 175
Views: 129939

Re: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)

This Austedo commercial was filmed at Howie’s market in San Gabriel, at 6580 N San Gabriel Blvd. According to the LA County property assessor, the supermarket was built in 1962, with an expansion out front built in 1984.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gLB5XWAQzBE
by justin karimzad
21 Oct 2021 23:04
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: New location list: Santa Cruz/Monterey Counties, 1925-1980
Replies: 3
Views: 6174

Re: New location list: Santa Cruz/Monterey Counties, 1925-1980

Santa Cruz Public Library has digitized a "Santa Cruz Sentinel" photo from 1959 of a Lucky supermarket marquee. See: https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/76005#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=0 The photo caption says that the new Lucky supermarket would open on January 6, 1960. It...
by justin karimzad
02 Oct 2021 22:20
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Marin County/Tiburon
Replies: 5
Views: 3587

Re: Marin County/Tiburon

...and the Mill Valley Safeway was a replacement for a 1955 supermarket on the same site: http://pleasantfamilyshopping.blogspot. ... e.html?m=1
by justin karimzad
16 Apr 2021 01:01
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Was "Skaggs Alpha Beta" used in California?
Replies: 7
Views: 2110

Re: Was "Skaggs Alpha Beta" used in California?

Yes! This location (Encinitas’ 2nd Alpha Beta) opened in 1981. Built as Wiegand Plaza and later renamed Encinitas Marketplace, this location lived to become Lucky and Albertson’s before Kohl’s took over the space
https://www.flickr.com/photos/otherstream/3290858277
by justin karimzad
04 Apr 2021 22:42
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Foodland - Kaneohe, HI
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: Foodland - Kaneohe, HI

Andrew T, sorry for the difficulty in viewing the photos. This link shows the color photo of the completed store:
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/258323728599065458/
by justin karimzad
03 Apr 2021 19:34
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Foodland - Kaneohe, HI
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Foodland - Kaneohe, HI

This is an engineering marvel as much as it is a daring space-age design. Foodland supermarkets of Oahu opened their Kaneohe store in the Windward City shopping center in November, 1958. The shopping center featured wavy awnings, and was described in the grand opening advertisement as "Air-born...
by justin karimzad
17 Jan 2021 16:50
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: New location list: San Mateo County
Replies: 10
Views: 6200

Re: New location list: San Mateo County

Yeah that is the San Bruno Lucky. You can also see it in these photos:
https://calisphere.org/search/?q=lucky%20san%20bruno
by justin karimzad
12 May 2020 23:41
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Stone Way Safeway 1951 - 1993
Replies: 6
Views: 1282

Re: Stone Way Safeway 1951 - 1993

This page has a photo of that Safeway from the backside: https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https://wedgwoodinseattlehistory.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/safeway-as-seen-from-the-morgan-house-in-1961.jpg&imgrefurl=https://wedgwoodinseattlehistory.com/sitemap.xml&tbnid=C_YHOo8jjqcMSM&vet...
by justin karimzad
30 Apr 2020 19:10
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Lucky, 1100 Eddy Street, San Francisco
Replies: 1
Views: 821

Re: Lucky, 1100 Eddy Street, San Francisco

Here's a newspaper photo of that Lucky from the grand opening advertisement:
https://www.newspapers.com/clip/49947821/
by justin karimzad
21 Apr 2020 22:25
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Former 1955 Safeway - 303 Highland Ave, National City
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Re: Former 1955 Safeway - 303 Highland Ave, National City

Cool! Even the incinerator chimney remains, as well as the original streetlamps in Westfort Food's east parking lot.
by justin karimzad
21 Apr 2020 20:35
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Former 1955 Safeway - 303 Highland Ave, National City
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Re: Former 1955 Safeway - 303 Highland Ave, National City

I found another newspaper photo of the National City Safeway, days before opening. It was said to be large enough "to enclose five of Safeway's pre-war stores":
https://www.newspapers.com/clip/4925953 ... onal-city/
by justin karimzad
21 Apr 2020 20:19
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Former 1955 Safeway - 303 Highland Ave, National City
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Re: Former 1955 Safeway - 303 Highland Ave, National City

Thanks for drawing those comparisons, Andrew. That's very good insight. I agree that it's fascinating how an international chain Safeway could maintain such a uniform architectural style in all their regions. Is that Port Arthur Safeway building still standing? Thanks also for the current photo of t...
by justin karimzad
21 Apr 2020 20:11
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Former 1954 Safeway San Francisco - 3132 Clement St.
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: Former 1954 Safeway San Francisco - 3132 Clement St.

You're welcome klkla. A long time ago, Groceteria had photos of that Safeway when it was abandoned. Well, Andronico's will be moving in after all!
https://sfist.com/2019/07/23/new-andron ... -seacliff/
by justin karimzad
21 Apr 2020 17:14
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Former 1954 Safeway San Francisco - 3132 Clement St.
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Former 1954 Safeway San Francisco - 3132 Clement St.

I also found a photo of this now-demolished Safeway in The San Francisco Examiner archives, from April 1989. A new six-story building housing Safeway and apartments above was being proposed. Love that embedded circle 'S': <a href="https://www.newspapers.com/clip/49244042/safeway-3132-clement-st...
by justin karimzad
21 Apr 2020 14:16
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Former 1955 Safeway - 303 Highland Ave, National City
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Former 1955 Safeway - 303 Highland Ave, National City

At 28,900 square feet total, this Safeway claimed to have the largest sales floor area of any of their stores at the time. It opened in October 1955: https://www.newspapers.com/clip/49229497/safeway-3rd-highland-grand-opening/ https://www.newspapers.com/clip/49246141/ It also shows up in some 1970 p...