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by Jeff
05 Jan 2011 14:12
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: LA Cafeterias
Replies: 23
Views: 16373

Re: LA Cafeterias

The former Cliftons Greenery in West Covina is now part of the Sears store next door. They keep it stocked with Appliances and such. Hey Jeff~ Is the building still there? While whizzing by on the 10 last week...I looked...and couldn't see the old Greenery building. Did I miss it?! Wild to see the ...
by Jeff
28 Dec 2010 00:01
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Van de Kamp's Restaurant Sites
Replies: 19
Views: 20730

Re: Van de Kamp's Restaurant Sites

I believe Azusa and Valley was originally Spires.
by Jeff
03 Dec 2010 17:54
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: HOWS closing all but one site
Replies: 8
Views: 4408

Re: HOWS closing all but one site

The Pasadena store was a Ralphs location prior.

I was not as happy with HOWS prices compared to the old Hughes chain. They were definitely more expensive and even though the quality was good, it still didn't beat Hughes.
by Jeff
24 Nov 2010 15:02
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Disappearing Sizzlers in your area
Replies: 33
Views: 22182

Re: Disappearing Sizzlers in your area

After a month delay, Sizzler opened the Montebello location yesterday. It was super crowded.

Also, Sizzler will be closing their Norwalk location in the near future, as CalTrans is tearing down the center for a new off ramp for Imperial when they widen the freeway.
by Jeff
24 Nov 2010 15:01
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Vons Locations, 1967
Replies: 24
Views: 16679

Re: Vons Locations, 1967

Vons recently closed the old Downey location:

10001 Paramount Blvd, Downey--Vons

It is supposed to become a hispanic market.
by Jeff
07 Oct 2010 15:06
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Disappearing Sizzlers in your area
Replies: 33
Views: 22182

Re: Disappearing Sizzlers in your area

The new Montebello Sizzler opens in a soon.
by Jeff
21 Aug 2010 13:41
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Big Lots
Replies: 30
Views: 30457

Re: Big Lots

Noticed the former Pico Rivera CA site on Beverly Boulevard. The site was demolished...yet, the sign is still on the street...painted over in black paint. I recall this had been Pic-N-Save. Believe it had been Smith's Food King prior. Jeff?! Yep. It was closed and demolished for a new shopping cent...
by Jeff
06 Aug 2010 16:35
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Does anybody know what address this Safeway was located?
Replies: 4
Views: 7821

Re: Does anybody know what address this Safeway was located?

My first guess would have been the Jons store that is on Glenoaks (since you can see the hills in the background), but looking at the bing maps birdseye view, you can see this store was a marina store, that was openend prior to 1972
by Jeff
03 Aug 2010 14:21
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Disappearing Sizzlers in your area
Replies: 33
Views: 22182

Re: Disappearing Sizzlers in your area

The Montebello Sizzler burnt down over a year ago, and recently, they removed the signs on the building. The Sizzler sign on Beverly Blvd though is still there, and they have PODS located still in the parking lot. I don't know if they are planning to reopen eventually or if this is permanently clos...
by Jeff
22 Jul 2010 00:08
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Levitz Furniture
Replies: 27
Views: 27587

Re: Levitz Furniture

Dean wrote:Noticed the former Levitz along the 105 Fwy, near LAX.

Signage STILL on the building...as nothing has ever changed!

The Industry store has signage on the building as well.

The former Toys R Us / Levitz in Rosemead has been converted and opened a few weeks ago as a UFC Gym.
by Jeff
04 Jul 2010 14:12
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: If you could bring a defunct store back.....
Replies: 44
Views: 33626

Re: If you could bring a defunct store back.....

Gemco and Zodys. We need something else besides a Wal-Mart superstore and Target. Both would compliment them.
by Jeff
17 May 2010 14:07
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Treasury Department Stores
Replies: 34
Views: 50053

Re: Treasury Department Stores

Looking at Bing, the Zodys has been subdivided into a Sport Chalet, Bed Bath and beyond and something else I cant see.

The large entry is now in the middle of the two stores and not used anymore, but you can still see it
by Jeff
17 May 2010 13:59
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Pavillions ever in Victorville?
Replies: 15
Views: 8366

Re: Pavillions ever in Victorville?

Thanks for the info Dean!

Wow, I knew it was Pavilions like. A Pavilions wouldnt have worked in that area at all anyway. Glad they made the choice of Vons.
by Jeff
15 May 2010 14:43
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Pavillions ever in Victorville?
Replies: 15
Views: 8366

Re: Pavillions ever in Victorville?

rich wrote:The Arcadia Pavillions had been a fairly long running Vons and some aspects of the layount have changed from Vons to the original Pavillions to current configuration.
The Arcadia Pavilions opened as a Pavilions it was never a Vons.
They closed the Vons that was operating closeby.
by Jeff
12 May 2010 20:16
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Pavillions ever in Victorville?
Replies: 15
Views: 8366

Re: Pavillions ever in Victorville?

Odd. I tried looking online for info on this store and got nothing at all, not even an opening date.