What was this originally? (San Bernardino)

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What was this originally? (San Bernardino)

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I couldn't find a locations list for this one.

This Dollar Tree used to be a grocery store known as Sav-U-Foods, but what was it originally?

The sign reminds me of Alpha-Beta for some reason

Google street view of the store (as Dollar Tree):
https://www.google.com/maps/place/1035+ ... 17.3064619
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You might want to check that link. It goes to a Google spreadsheet (that requires access permission) rather than a Street View.
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Groceteria wrote: 04 Jun 2022 23:42 You might want to check that link. It goes to a Google spreadsheet (that requires access permission) rather than a Street View.
My bad

Just fixed it
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Housed two local chains starting about 1952: originally Owen's Market (and yes, the apostrophe is where it's supposed to be) and Pix Markets (early 1960s). It was a furniture store and a paint store after that and had numerous other grocery and non-grocery tenants. (All per newspaper archives,)
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Groceteria wrote: 06 Jun 2022 20:34 Housed two local chains starting about 1952: originally Owen's Market (and yes, the apostrophe is where it's supposed to be) and Pix Markets (early 1960s). It was a furniture store and a paint store after that and had numerous other grocery and non-grocery tenants. (All per newspaper archives,)
That Dollar Tree sign sure looks like an old Payless Drug sign... obviously that building wouldn't have been a Payless Drug of that era (way too small).
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Yeah, the sign gave me pause too.
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