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by Jason B.
24 Mar 2016 06:23
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: What is the oldest Safeway in operation?
Replies: 19
Views: 20592

Re: What is the oldest Safeway in operation?

The San Francisco Chronicle ran a brief profile of the legendary Marina Safeway at 15 Marina Blvd. in San Francisco in its March 31, 2013 edition (p. C4). This was part of the "Cityscape" series by John King. He wrote that it was built in 1959. Architect was Wurster, Bernardi & Emmons....
by Jason B.
13 Mar 2016 18:20
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Photo of Safeway Exterior - Walnut Creek (or Vallejo)-1973?
Replies: 0
Views: 4988

Photo of Safeway Exterior - Walnut Creek (or Vallejo)-1973?

Richard Longstreth, an American studies professor at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., has published "Road Trip," a new book based on nearly 200 photos that he took across the U.S. in the late 1960s and early 1970s. An article about Prof. Longstreth's book appeared in the w...
by Jason B.
19 Dec 2015 05:17
Forum: History: Outside the USA and Canada
Topic: Safeway Europe and Australia
Replies: 10
Views: 21913

Re: Safeway Europe and Australia

The "Safeway News" (employee newsletter) of February 1965 reported on the opening of Safeway's third store in West Germany in December 1964. This third store was at Drosselstrasse (a.k.a. Drosselstraße) 18, Hamburg. It was Safeway's "first completely new store in Germany." The fi...
by Jason B.
10 Dec 2015 07:14
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Lucky-1967 Store Locations-East Bay Area (San Francisco)
Replies: 2
Views: 4303

Lucky-1967 Store Locations-East Bay Area (San Francisco)

The Oakland Tribune of Wednesday, October 25, 1967 contains an advertisement for Lucky supermarkets that lists the store locations in the East Bay area of the San Francisco Bay Area. The ad touts, “91 Lucky Discount Supermarkets Serving Northern California.” Store hours were 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday...
by Jason B.
22 Nov 2015 22:41
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway locations-Oakland, Calif.-1963
Replies: 18
Views: 13873

Re: Safeway locations-Oakland, Calif.-1963

The former Marina-style Safeway at Fruitvale & Foothill Blvd. in Oakland still stands in November 2015. It is now a Walgreens drug store.

See photo at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/50610655@N02/22601587973/

This Marina-style store has a very nice curve to its roof.
by Jason B.
06 Oct 2015 02:27
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Safeway-Meat Department-1961
Replies: 3
Views: 6466

Re: Safeway-Meat Department-1961

Correction: Grand opening date of Livermore, Calif. Marina-style store was May (not March) 10, 1961.
by Jason B.
03 Oct 2015 23:49
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Safeway-Meat Department-1961
Replies: 3
Views: 6466

Safeway-Meat Department-1961

On March 10, 1961, a Marina-style Safeway store opened in Livermore, Calif. The March 10, 1961 edition of the "Livermore News" reported, "The Meat Department, which will feature only USDA Choice Grade Beef, which has been aged for maximum flavor and tenderness in Safeway's Meat Aging ...
by Jason B.
21 Jun 2015 02:22
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway-Walnut Creek-Ygnacio Valley & Oak Grove-1965
Replies: 0
Views: 4878

Safeway-Walnut Creek-Ygnacio Valley & Oak Grove-1965

The Safeway store in Walnut Creek, Calif. at Ygnacio Valley Road and Oak Grove Road opened on April 7, 1965, according to the “Contra Costa Times” of that date. The store is still in operation in that building as of June 2015. This Safeway building soon will be demolished and replaced with a new bui...
by Jason B.
13 Dec 2014 03:42
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway-San Jose-1771 East Capitol Expressway-Storm Damage
Replies: 0
Views: 4553

Safeway-San Jose-1771 East Capitol Expressway-Storm Damage

The Safeway store at 1771 East Capitol Expressway (at Silver Creek Road) in San Jose, California experienced two partial roof collapses during a major rainstorm on December 11, 2014. Part of the roof collapse apparently occurred above the produce section. See: http://abc7news.com/weather/safeway-roo...
by Jason B.
08 Oct 2014 03:17
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Lucky Stores, Inc. - History - 1931 to 1968
Replies: 1
Views: 2308

Lucky Stores, Inc. - History - 1931 to 1968

Harvard University Business School's Baker Library has a brief history of Lucky Stores, Inc., 1931-68, on its website:

http://www.library.hbs.edu/hc/lehman/in ... stores_inc

It is related to a 1968 financial transaction associated with Lehman Bros. investment bank.
by Jason B.
27 Aug 2014 05:18
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: New Uses for Grocery Stores
Replies: 90
Views: 88605

Re: New Uses for Grocery Stores

Here's another view of the Safeway "Marina-style" store in Red Bluff, California, now the main Tehama County Library building: http://www.tehamacountylibrary.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4 That library will move to a new building in the next couple of years. I h...
by Jason B.
15 Jun 2014 01:14
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Former Rockridge Payless in Oakland
Replies: 7
Views: 9806

Re: Former Rockridge Payless in Oakland

The "San Francisco Chronicle" has an article about the imminent closure of the International Super Store/Payless/Long's/CVS at Broadway & 51st St. in Oakland's Rockridge district:

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/C ... 552134.php
by Jason B.
20 Jan 2014 03:10
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Non-Safeway Marina-style stores
Replies: 17
Views: 22152

Re: Non-Safeway Marina-style stores

Justin Karimzad referred earlier in this message string to the Food Bowl on McKee Road in San Jose, Calif. There are 1950s or '60s photos of this supermarket on Calisphere: http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/kt667nf3pf/ http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/kt1m3nf279/ http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/1...
by Jason B.
20 Jan 2014 00:57
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, Los Angeles, Calif.-1940s
Replies: 0
Views: 7165

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, Los Angeles, Calif.-1940s

The Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in Los Angeles, Calif. claims to be "the oldest regional shopping center in operation in the United States." It opened in 1947. See: http://www.baldwinhillscrenshawplaza.com/about The shopping center is located at the intersection of Crenshaw Blvd. and Mart...
by Jason B.
24 Aug 2013 03:54
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Former Rockridge Payless in Oakland
Replies: 7
Views: 9806

Re: Former Rockridge Payless in Oakland

I visited the former Rockridge Payless store at the Broadway/51st St./Pleasant Valley intersection on Oakland, Calif. on August 23, 2013. It is now a CVS store. Much of the cavernous interior is no longer used as retail space. It just sits empty with shelving restricting customers from accessing tha...