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by Jason B.
06 Oct 2020 05:19
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Safeway-Coquitlam, BC (Austin Heights)
Replies: 0
Views: 1046

Safeway-Coquitlam, BC (Austin Heights)

A "Marina" style Safeway store in Coquitlam, B.C. (Austin Heights neighborhood) apparently closed on or about October 31, 2017. See: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ffwoodycooks/24685636868 The Coquitlam Heritage Society apparently created a video about this Safeway building in 2015. See: ht...
by Jason B.
11 Apr 2020 18:06
Forum: History: Outside the USA and Canada
Topic: United Kingdom / Great Britain - "Inter-war" (1920s, 1930s) Commercial Architecture
Replies: 1
Views: 627

United Kingdom / Great Britain - "Inter-war" (1920s, 1930s) Commercial Architecture

Philip Butler, a photographer based in Worcestershire, England, documents Great Britain's "inter-war architecture" (1920s and 1930s). See: https://artdecomagpie.com/ I especially recommend his analysis of "Odeon" cinema / movie theater buildings, especially their adaptive re-use....
by Jason B.
09 Apr 2020 07:17
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: New location list: San Mateo County
Replies: 10
Views: 6259

Re: New location list: San Mateo County

A YouTube video apparently has exterior shots of supermarkets (and other retail stores) from northern San Mateo County (and possibly San Francisco) from circa 1971-72. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANVzJeVjnoc Supermarket exterior shots include: 12:29 Mayfair Market (unknown location) 13:06 S...
by Jason B.
27 Mar 2020 22:11
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: New location list: San Diego, 1925-1980
Replies: 3
Views: 6582

Re: New location list: San Diego, 1925-1980

The Linda Vista Plaza/Linda Vista Road supermarkets in San Diego's Linda Vista neighborhood have especially interesting histories. The Linda Vista neighborhood was built very quickly just before and during World War II under federal government contracts as defense housing. See: https://lindavista.or...
by Jason B.
26 Jan 2020 00:31
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: 1970s Safeway Television Commercial: "Since We're Neighbors, Let's Be Friends"
Replies: 2
Views: 2737

Re: 1970s Safeway Television Commercial: "Since We're Neighbors, Let's Be Friends"

Here's another 1970s Safeway television spot on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-WhT22CiJg (Begins at 9:12). This one apparently is from 1970-71. It is set in the dairy section of a store, with many 1970s milk cartons visible in the background. That general design of Lucerne milk cartons l...
by Jason B.
02 Dec 2019 15:24
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Winnipeg-Safeway-Early 20th Century Store Facade Featured in Mural
Replies: 1
Views: 710

Winnipeg-Safeway-Early 20th Century Store Facade Featured in Mural

A mural in Winnipeg, Manitoba features a Safeway store facade from the 1920s or '30s. The mural was painted circa 2016. See: https://www.google.com/maps/@49.8904675,-97.1830572,3a,75y,171.29h,107.14t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sk_TaO9f9RkI22Kz8fyrXUw!2e0!5s20160701T000000!7i13312!8i6656 The mural is located...
by Jason B.
26 Nov 2019 06:19
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Arizona-Phoenix-North 35th Ave. & W. Northern Ave. - Safeway Destroyed by Fire (2018)
Replies: 0
Views: 1005

Arizona-Phoenix-North 35th Ave. & W. Northern Ave. - Safeway Destroyed by Fire (2018)

The Safeway supermarket at North 35th Ave. and W. Northern Ave. in Phoenix, Arizona apparently experienced a major fire in 2018. KPNX-TV (channel 12) captured the collapse of the facade (with the "A" and the other "A" tumbling to the ground, followed by the "S," but the...
by Jason B.
26 Nov 2019 06:03
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway Grand Opening-Photo-Unknown Date & Location
Replies: 11
Views: 7581

Re: Safeway Grand Opening-Photo-3528 West Cactus Road, Phoenix, Arizona?

Justin Karimzad has done an amazing job of locating this one-time Safeway store and its neighboring Thrifty Drugs store. Based on Google Street View (March 2019), I agree with him that the location very likely is 3528 West Cactus Road, Phoenix. https://www.google.com/maps/@33.5976014,-112.1353255,3a...
by Jason B.
21 Oct 2019 02:41
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Mayfair-1958 Color Film-California-Unknown Location
Replies: 1
Views: 652

Mayfair-1958 Color Film-California-Unknown Location

In 1958, a ten-minute educational film titled "Behind the Scenes at the Supermarket" focused on the behind-the-scenes operations at a Mayfair supermarket at an unspecified location that presumably was in California. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFoLVEtUYJ4 It possibly was in the San Die...
by Jason B.
30 Aug 2019 07:12
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: 1970s Safeway Television Commercial: "Since We're Neighbors, Let's Be Friends"
Replies: 2
Views: 2737

1970s Safeway Television Commercial: "Since We're Neighbors, Let's Be Friends"

A sixty-second Safeway television commercial from the 1970s is on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k84LRxKTaw It features a sung jingle that includes the phrase, "Since we're neighbors, let's be friends." It includes many scenes of a butcher/meat department. It includes some inter...
by Jason B.
24 Jun 2019 01:24
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway-Walnut Creek, Calif. (Tice Valley)-2007 Renovation
Replies: 5
Views: 6097

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

Here are photos taken of this "Rossmoor" Safeway store exterior on August 25, 2007. Incidentally, I don't think that the renovation ever took place. I think that the exterior of this store appears just about the same in 2019.
by Jason B.
18 Jun 2019 04:08
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Book About Commercial Architecture in Southern California - Early 20th Century
Replies: 1
Views: 2696

Book About Commercial Architecture in Southern California - Early 20th Century

I just discovered a book about commercial architecture in southern California in the early twentieth century. It is "The Drive-In, the Supermarket, and the Transformation of Commercial Space in Los Angeles, 1914-1941" by Richard Longstreth, a professor at George Washington University in Wa...
by Jason B.
27 Apr 2019 06:57
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Bethesda, Maryland - Safeway at Bradley Blvd. & Arlington, Rd. - Re-built in 2011
Replies: 0
Views: 5293

Bethesda, Maryland - Safeway at Bradley Blvd. & Arlington, Rd. - Re-built in 2011

The Safeway store at the southwesterly corner of Bradley Blvd. and Arlington Rd. in Bethesda, Md. was demolished and completely re-built circa 2011. A video on YouTube shows the demolition and reconstruction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykXKAO5aPKg A banner on the front of the new building in th...
by Jason B.
24 Apr 2019 07:04
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway's original SoCal division
Replies: 10
Views: 10511

Re: Safeway's original SoCal division

A 1981 Safeway Southern California division television commercial (aired Feb. 16, 1981 on KNBC-TV channel 4 Los Angeles/Burbank) appears in this YouTube video beginning at 1:59:45: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZBTXDShaK8 The old "circle-S" logo still was in use. This was a time of high...
by Jason B.
18 Mar 2019 04:02
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

A "Marina"-style Safeway store opened in Livermore circa 1961 at First Street and Q Street. A new Safeway store opened behind it in 1975, a store that was greatly expanded in 2000. The "Marina" Safeway in Livermore was an Orchard Supply Hardware location from the late 1970s (afte...