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by Jason B.
09 Feb 2019 04:49
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway locations-Oakland, Calif.-1963
Replies: 18
Views: 13873

Re: Safeway locations-Oakland, Calif.-1963

Safeway store location list for Oakland, Calif. and vicinity in 1968 From “Oakland Tribune” of Wed., Oct. 16, 1968 “YOU’LL FIND A COMPLETE LIQUOR DEPT. AT THESE SAFEWAY STORES” Oakland: 5354 Claremont Ave. 5130 Broadway 2900 Broadway 6310 College Ave. 3550 Fruitvale Ave. 3747 Grand Ave. 3434 High S...
by Jason B.
04 Dec 2018 04:26
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Fresno-Grocery Stores-Early & Mid-20th Century
Replies: 1
Views: 4115

Fresno-Grocery Stores-Early & Mid-20th Century

The "Fresno Bee" (FB) and "Fresno Morning Republican" (FMR) newspaper index has a few cards devoted to "RETAIL STORES-GROCERY STORES." They offer insights into the grocery store business in Fresno in the early and mid-20th century: (1) Piggly Wiggly to open here. FMR 11...
by Jason B.
04 Dec 2018 04:01
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: White Front Stores
Replies: 53
Views: 60482

Re: White Front Stores

The "Fresno Bee" newspaper index has four listings on its "RETAIL STORES-WHITE FRONT" card concerning the Fresno, Calif. location: (1) Plans $1 million store in Fresno. 10/1/64 p. 1A (2) White Front opening tomorrow. 5/26/65 1A (3) Ribbon cutting opens White Front. 5/27/65 6A (4)...
by Jason B.
07 Sep 2018 05:34
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Does anyone remeber Fazios?
Replies: 17
Views: 22146

Re: Does anyone remeber Fazios?

There is a brief "Fazio's - The Food People" television ad from Nov. 14, 1975 on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjLJ0bmMqtI Go to 1:40. This commercial aired on KABC-TV Los Angeles during "Good Morning America."
by Jason B.
07 Sep 2018 05:30
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Alphy's Coffee Shops
Replies: 4
Views: 8732

Re: Alphy's Coffee Shops

An Alphy's television commercial from the Nov. 14, 1975 broadcast of ABC's "Good Morning America" (from KABC-TV Los Angeles) is on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjLJ0bmMqtI Go to 12:38. This is a short ad, just ten seconds, promoting 99-cent breakfasts.
by Jason B.
03 Sep 2018 20:39
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway Grand Opening-Photo-Unknown Date & Location
Replies: 11
Views: 7581

Safeway Grand Opening-Photo-Unknown Date & Location

The Duke University archive of Outdoor Advertising Association of America photos includes a color shot of a Safeway store exterior and parking lot during a "grand opening." See: https://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/sizes/oaaaarchives_AAA2341/ Date likely is 1960s or 1970s based on a...
by Jason B.
03 Sep 2018 20:20
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Alphy's Coffee Shops
Replies: 4
Views: 8732

Re: Alphy's Coffee Shops

Duke University has digitized a black and white photograph of an Alphy's sign (along with an Alpha Beta sign and a Save On Drugs sign) on a marquee. No location or date is given in the caption. The name of the four-lane main street is not visible, but "Clark" was a cross-street at a signal...
by Jason B.
22 Jun 2018 04:45
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Food Basket (Division of Lucky Stores)-San Diego Area-1959
Replies: 6
Views: 13333

Re: Food Basket (Division of Lucky Stores)-San Diego Area-1959

A Food Basket television commercial from 1984 can be viewed at 22:05 of this YouTube video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpWWgPUdDgY

This ad apparently aired on KGTV, channel 10, the ABC affiliate in San Diego, during the 1984 Summer Olympic Games. This commercial touts summer fruit.
by Jason B.
25 Mar 2018 00:25
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Stockton-1861 Pacific Ave.-Safeway-Photos from 1940s or '50s
Replies: 0
Views: 8997

Stockton-1861 Pacific Ave.-Safeway-Photos from 1940s or '50s

Photos of the Safeway store that operated at 1861 Pacific Avenue in Stockton in the 1940s and '50s are posted on this webpage: http://www.wrightrealtors.com/stockton/miracle_mile.htm The webpage has an interesting history of Pacific Avenue as Stockton's "Miracle Mile" commercial district i...
by Jason B.
28 Jan 2018 03:17
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: New location list: San Jose
Replies: 3
Views: 6804

Re: New location list: San Jose

The former Safeway store at 4140 Monterey (Road) Highway, San Jose, apparently is now an independent grocery store called "Marina Grocery." It appears to be a former "Marina"-style Safeway, but I do not know if that is the derivation of the store's name. The shopping center a bit...
by Jason B.
22 Jan 2018 04:50
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Petrini's Locations in SF Bay Area
Replies: 11
Views: 13667

Re: Petrini's Locations in SF Bay Area

SFGate.com, the website of the "San Francisco Chronicle," ran an item about the Petrini's location at Masonic & Fulton in San Francisco on January 18, 2018: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/what-vintage-california-grocery-stores-looked-like-12508339.php The article says that groun...
by Jason B.
20 Feb 2017 08:26
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Interesting 10/12 blog on the Market Street Safeway
Replies: 5
Views: 8181

Re: Interesting 10/12 blog on the Market Street Safeway

Part of the photo archive for the "San Francisco Call-Bulletin" newspaper was donated to U.C. Berkeley's Bancroft Library. That collection apparently has photo negatives of the Market/Duboce Street Safeway store as it prepared to open in 1954. See the index listing below: New Safeway super...
by Jason B.
20 Jan 2017 22:17
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: 1954 Color Film of Los Angeles County Supermarket Exteriors
Replies: 1
Views: 5316

1954 Color Film of Los Angeles County Supermarket Exteriors

Circa 1954, the "Los Angeles Herald-Express" newspaper apparently created a film, "This is Los Angeles, Your Blue Chip Market," to promote Los Angeles County to advertisers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ix2GiENpXY At around 10:10, the film shows color exterior and parking lot...
by Jason B.
05 Dec 2016 04:53
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Giant Supermarket - Hyattsville/Chillum, Md. - Queen Elizabeth II's 1957 Visit
Replies: 0
Views: 7117

Giant Supermarket - Hyattsville/Chillum, Md. - Queen Elizabeth II's 1957 Visit

Queen Elizabeth II visited a Giant supermarket in Hyattsville/Chillum, Maryland in 1957. That store is said to have been among the first "modern" supermarkets in the Washington, D.C. area. Here is a newspaper article about the royal supermarket visit: https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=...
by Jason B.
25 Jun 2016 08:13
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Vintage Supermarket Commercials I'd Love to See on YouTube
Replies: 18
Views: 22365

Re: Vintage Supermarket Commercials I'd Love to See on YouTube

Here's a 1982 Lucky supermarket television commercial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ix15WsP0jg

The best part is the sung slogan at the end: "Getting back to basics. That's basic. That's Lucky."

This was a classic tagline on California television in the early 1980s.