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by Jason B.
23 Nov 2021 13:59
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Pon Honor Nickel Splitters-1920s Oakland Area Chain
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Pon Honor Nickel Splitters-1920s Oakland Area Chain

"Pon Honor Nickel Splitters" apparently was an Oakland, California area grocery store chain in the late 1920s. See: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10158501532320488&set=gm.4157752317663659 Here is a location map in the Oakland/Berkeley/Richmond area circa 1926: https://www.facebo...
by Jason B.
15 Nov 2021 04:55
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: A WV Texaco conversion in 3 pictures
Replies: 2
Views: 701

Re: A WV Texaco conversion in 3 pictures

That's a great idea, to study high school yearbooks/annuals for the business advertisements (esp. ones with photos of the business). I rescued a 1941 Irvine, Kentucky high school yearbook/annual from a recycling bin in California in 2021, contacted the current historical society covering Irvine, Ken...
by Jason B.
19 Oct 2021 05:07
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: New location list: Santa Cruz/Monterey Counties, 1925-1980
Replies: 3
Views: 6209

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 Jason B.
17 Oct 2021 03:42
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Sacramento Update
Replies: 2
Views: 8594

Re: Sacramento Update

A 1957 photo of the Safeway building at 915 Broadway in Sacramento is in Calisphere: https://sacramento.pastperfectonline.com/photo/66E9CABF-6FA7-4513-8252-481557325609 The store opened on or about November 5, 1957, according to the photo caption. The 1957 Safeway building still stands today, althou...
by Jason B.
12 Oct 2021 04:54
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway locations-Oakland, Calif.-1963
Replies: 18
Views: 13873

Re: Safeway locations-Oakland, Calif.-1963

The "Oakland Tribune" of September 16, 1964 has an article about the opening of a new Safeway store building at 6310 College Avenue in Oakland (intersection of College Ave. and Claremont Ave.). That building was used for the next 49 years. It was demolished in 2013. A new Safeway store bui...
by Jason B.
12 Oct 2021 01:50
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Sidney, Montana-Safeway store-Marina style-opened Oct. 1963
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Sidney, Montana-Safeway store-Marina style-opened Oct. 1963

Sidney, Montana is a town on the Yellowstone River near the North Dakota border. Apparently that region is known as "Mon-Dak" due to its proximity to the Montana-North Dakota state line. A Marina-style Safeway store opened in Sidney on October 14, 1963. It was located at 2nd Avenue and 2nd...
by Jason B.
07 Oct 2021 03:09
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: CBS-TV's "Captain Kangaroo" on Evolution of American Supermarkets: 1955 to 1981
Replies: 0
Views: 609

CBS-TV's "Captain Kangaroo" on Evolution of American Supermarkets: 1955 to 1981

I just discovered a humorous commentary of the evolution of U.S. supermarkets from 1955 to 1981 by none other than CBS television's "Captain Kangaroo." See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HqNMRJ1Qqw Watch from 7:18 to 12:50. This was a skit that was part of a 25th anniversary primetime t...
by Jason B.
02 Oct 2021 01:28
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Marin County/Tiburon
Replies: 5
Views: 3627

Re: Marin County/Tiburon

The Safeway store at 555 Miller Avenue in Mill Valley, Marin County, California, apparently opened in September of 1975. See "Santa Cruz Sentinel," September 14, 1975, p. 38 (Safeway ad). https://cdnc.ucr.edu/?a=d&d=SCS19750914.1.38 The same month (maybe even the same day), a new Safew...
by Jason B.
24 Sep 2021 13:07
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway locations-Oakland, Calif.-1963
Replies: 18
Views: 13873

Re: Safeway locations-Oakland, Calif.-1963

Here is an interior shot of the Safeway store in Oakland's Montclair district circa 1961: https://oakland.access.preservica.com/uncategorized/IO_d432497e-fd82-44b8-841d-878e98e4967a/ It is from the Oakland Public Library collection. It depicts the interior of the front of the store, with the "e...
by Jason B.
24 Sep 2021 04:17
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway locations-Oakland, Calif.-1963
Replies: 18
Views: 13873

Re: Safeway locations-Oakland, Calif.-1963

Oakland Public Library has digitized a 1952 photograph of the Safeway store in Oakland, Calif. at Fruitvale Avenue & Lynde Street. See: https://oakland.access.preservica.com/file/sdb:digitalFile%7C09badc54-b0b9-4927-a36e-66d794bbc2a2/ What is this architectural style? It has a cupola with a weat...
by Jason B.
17 Sep 2021 00:41
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: "First" JCPenney Catalog
Replies: 4
Views: 1683

Re: "First" JCPenney Catalog

J.C. Penney opened a "main street" downtown store in Livermore, California (now an eastern suburb of San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose) circa 1930 (building now occupied by Baughman's, a western apparel store). Circa 1960, J.C. Penney moved to a new building at 2nd and M streets. It also was ...
by Jason B.
04 Apr 2021 02:19
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway locations-East S.F. Bay Area-1963
Replies: 2
Views: 5368

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: 10
Views: 6259

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: 9375

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: 9375

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 ...