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by Jason B.
13 Dec 2006 21:30
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise
Replies: 177
Views: 87660

Extinct Supermarket Merchandise

Does anybody know of any "extinct" or "threatened" items which were found on most supermarket shelves 20, 30, or 40 years ago but now have disappeared or are difficult to find? In the early 1980s (an era of "stagflation"), many supermarket chains had aisles dedicated to...
by Jason B.
26 Nov 2006 23:01
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)
Replies: 175
Views: 130442

"The Day After"-TV Movie (1983) - IGA

There was an IGA store in the 1983 ABC-TV movie, "The Day After." As I recall, it ironically was having a "grand opening." Presumably the store was in Lawrence, Kansas or somewhere else in the Kansas City metro area. There was an exterior shot and some scenes inside the store as ...
by Jason B.
18 Nov 2006 02:11
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway-Walnut Creek, Calif. (Tice Valley)-2007 Renovation
Replies: 5
Views: 6097

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

The "Contra Costa Sun" of 11/17/06 reports that the Safeway in Walnut Creek, Calif. at 1938 Tice Valley Boulevard will be renovated sometime in 2007. The article says that the Safeway will be upgraded with brick and stone on the outside and that there are plans to renovate the interior. Th...
by Jason B.
30 Oct 2006 04:30
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: NorCal Albertsons/PayLess combos
Replies: 20
Views: 14563

Livermore, Calif.-Albertson's/Pay Less Drug combo.

As discussed in previous replies, there was a Albertson's/Pay Less Drug combination at Stanley Blvd./Murietta Blvd. in Livermore, Calif. from the early 1980s to late 1990s. Until the late 1970s, the Holdener Drive-In Dairy was located at the site of the shopping center. I believe that the Albertson'...
by Jason B.
26 Sep 2006 05:53
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Alpha Beta Supermarkets in Anaheim, Calif.
Replies: 10
Views: 7644

Anaheim, Calif.-Chain Grocers-1930s

[I posted the following on the Groceteria message board in 2002 - re: history of Alpha Beta, especially in Anaheim.] I have just found an Alpha Beta advertisement in the 'Anaheim Gazette' edition of October 26, 1939 that discusses the history of the company. In 1939, the ad claimed, there were 28 st...
by Jason B.
10 Aug 2006 03:03
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Mendota (Fresno County), Calif. - 1960s Interior?
Replies: 0
Views: 2734

Mendota (Fresno County), Calif. - 1960s Interior?

Star Super Market in Mendota, California (western Fresno County) appears to have intact interior decor from the 1960s or '70s. Address may be 580 Derrick Avenue (State Route 33). It is on the westerly side of State Route 33. The store seems to be a former chain location. It is set back far from the ...