Safeway's "divested" markets from 1986

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A store in London with lettering more like the 1990s US lettering, 1970s front roofline style. I wonder if Morrisons held on to this location.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/daquellamanera/74839626/

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A 1957 shot of San Luis Obispo's box-pylon Safeway from far off, notice the green lettering:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/selago/216231101/
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Here's a thread on a Dallas website about a Safeway on old US 80:

http://www.dallashistory.org/cgi-bin/we ... read=28895

Here's a Googlemaps overhead shot of the site, 641 Fort Worth Avenue (Ft. Worth Avenue/old US 80 is the road that cuts diagonally here) - according to that thread, the Safeway is on the south side of the street, currently in use as a postal building.

http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/8236/s ... avehs3.jpg

Another Dallas area store was located in this shopping center at Macarthur and Highway 183 in Irving, TX, though from this post at the Dallas History site, this may not be the original building...

http://www.dallashistory.org/cgi-bin/we ... read=54845

the googlemaps shot:

http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/6010 ... gtxft6.jpg

Former marina now operating as Whole Foods at Greenville and Belmont in Dallas, another googlemaps shot:

http://www.dallashistory.org/cgi-bin/we ... read=44069

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Possible Safeway site somewhere around here on Knox Street in Dallas; the post here doesn't make the location clear, but does mention a nearby Borders (which the arrow in this googlemap shot is pointing at):

http://www.dallashistory.org/cgi-bin/we ... read=31349

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/5360/swyknoxwq6.jpg

Apparently one Safeway was converted to an amusement center...

http://www.dallashistory.org/cgi-bin/we ... read=31031

However, that Lochwood Mall, at Garland and Jupiter, has since been replaced with something more akin to a strip mall or power center, which google has labeled "White Rock Marketplace":

http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/4571/lochwoodqc8.jpg

Up in the suburb of Plano, a former Marina safeway at 18th and K, as seen overhead from google:

http://www.dallashistory.org/cgi-bin/we ... s;read=673
When my parents and I were still living in Plano (late 60s to '71) there was a Skillern's at Plano North shopping center at 18th and K next to the first (dome style, like Preston-Royal) Safeway in Plano.
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I think this is the current tenant, from checking Google's business search in the area:
Family Foods of Plano
1804 K Ave, Plano, TX
Apparently a Skillern's Drugs operated next to that 18th/K marina - possible former Super S?

http://www.dallashistory.org/cgi-bin/we ... ;read=7105


As for Preston Royal, that area in Dallas itself consists of two shopping centers, one on the southeast quadrant of the Preston/Royal intersection (Preston Royal Plaza) and one taking the two north quadrants (Preston Royal Center). The first google photo is from the northwest quadrant, the second is on the southeast - I'm not sure which one is the actual marina.

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/5921/swypr1us5.jpg
http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/1979/swypr2vi7.jpg

Someone mentions a store at Junius Street just north of Munger Boulevard in Dallas, near a playground...

http://www.dallashistory.org/cgi-bin/we ... read=10244

I wonder if it is this building pictured on google, a block north of Munger:

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http://www.dallashistory.org/cgi-bin/we ... read=48182 talks about a Safeway location that is now the Big Lots on 2865 Valley View in Farmers Branch, TX:

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/9927 ... nchqn3.jpg

Note from the google shot, the ex-Safeway is the building on the right (the building on the bottom left is the McDonalds, and I think the building on the top left is the theater mentioned in that Dallas History thread)

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Former Piggly Wiggly, had become Safeway by the end of World War 2.

http://www.dallashistory.org/cgi-bin/we ... read=27590

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Former restaurant site which became a Safeway in the 1960s, on 117 South Fitzhugh in Dallas. Not clear what this is now, but from this google shot, the building remains.

http://www.dallashistory.org/cgi-bin/we ... read=22817

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/2176 ... ughez5.jpg

Former Safeway, currently Tower Records, 3707 Lemmon. This google shot shows a full parking lot, but I wonder what'll happen to the site once Tower's liquidation is complete...

http://www.dallashistory.org/cgi-bin/we ... read=24057

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/3753 ... monfl7.jpg
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In the Des Moines thread from many months ago, several Safeway marina locations were mentioned, of which a few had become Hy-Vee stores...

http://www.groceteria.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=187

Here's a googlemaps shot of one marina, now operating as Hy-Vee at 4100 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311 -

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q ... =1&iwloc=A
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TheStranger wrote:Here's a googlemaps shot of one marina, now operating at 4100 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311
HA! You can actually see my house in that image.

I walked over there this morning to give you all a better view. Here's what the front of the store looks like today...

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Here's a shot of the interior via the pharmacy drive-up window. The aisles are numbered as "streets" after the neighborhood...

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The west and rear sides of the building are relatively untouched from its Safeway days.

After Safeway left the market, Tait's Supervalu took over and ran it basically untouched for years. They remodeled the interior in the early 1990's with minor changes to the building's face. When Hy-Vee purchased it around 2000, they completely redesigned the front and walled off the produce section, which was turned into the wine and spirits section, though it's still accessed from inside the store.

Hy-Vee's format for this store is unique in that it's really a neighborhood market as much as a drug store. It has a small but complete grocery line including meat (pre-packaged from another store), produce, and frozen foods sections. They decided to try this idea to fit the unique neighborhood demographics, and it's worked so well that the "grocery" aspect of the business has been expanded since they started.

The store is part of the Uptown Shopping Center, an old but still successful strip mall with mostly local businesses, supported by an active neighborhood. You know all those "mixed use" retail developments with shopping, business, and retail all in the same place that are popping up across the country? They're trying to mimmick the feel that this neighborhood never lost in the first place.
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1953 shot of a Safeway in Kinsley, KS, during the Kansas Centennial Parade:

http://www.kinsleylibrary.info/downtown ... m301hm.jpg

Former Safeway site at West Berry and Travis in Fort Worth, TX (only mentioned in passing on the webpage linked below):
http://www.fortwortharchitecture.com/south/travis.htm

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q ... 9&t=h&om=1
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A store which has been discussed here on this board before: the Victoria/Chapala gable ex-Safeway, now Vons, in Santa Barbara.

http://www.santabarbara.com/dining/revi ... urant=1247

This 1970s Goleta Vons has a sign space area on the front that reminds me of a few Norcal Safeways, in particular the Capitol Avenue location in San Jose, and the Pacifica location that later became Lucky and now Albertsons...

http://www.santabarbara.com/dining/revi ... urant=1252

Here's a Vons gable, but not sure where it is:

http://www.pdasurplus.com/About_PDA/body_about_pda.html
http://www.pdasurplus.com/VONS-1a.jpg
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I don't know where the gable store is. But the second Vons (the one underneath the gable on that page) is the Vons Food & Drug at Sunset & Virgil in Los Angeles. It has since been completely remodled inside and out and is a very successful store for the company.
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An Aussie "mini-marina"?

http://s114.photobucket.com/albums/n247 ... 006003.jpg

And I dunno if I had included this Rite Aid that roadsidepictures captured from St. George Utah that is ex-SWY:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/54177448@N00/238083816/
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Former Safeway, later Homeland, in Alva, Oklahoma. Closed by 2002.

http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/1037 ... 1475BApkQs

Several Oklahoma area locations are mentioned in this:

http://www.nwosu.edu/pubrel/2006-2007/belcher.htm
Gene worked for Safeway in Alva, Watonga, El Reno and Cheyenne before ...
http://www.bassconstruction.net/AllCombined.doc mentions a Safeway converted to United in 1998 in Lawton. From Google, apparently the United Supermarket in that city is at 5324 NW Cache Rd. However, Googlemaps doesn't have a close zoom level there...Live Local does have a direct (but not birdseye) overhead at a better scale:

http://local.live.com/?v=2&sp=Point.ps3 ... d%20States___

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1987 photo of a then-unbuilt Safeway site in England, note "Safeway Limited" still using the US logo at that point:
http://dixonsepisode3anewhope.smugmug.c ... 5/32760439
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Pasadena - East Colorado and Sierra Madre. Never a Marina or Gable, but built in the 70's I'm guessing (since its on the map Chris posted).

http://local.live.com/default.aspx?v=2& ... ne=6820917
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Safeway freestanding sign in Australia:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nikkishell/275939613/

Safeway in Clydebank, which I assume is in the UK - vintage photo:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/emmamykytyn/275131503/

Here's a British store a few years ago as the acquisition talks were ramping up:
http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/1066 ... 7119xPbOJH

Another British store in Eastleigh, still using the all-caps US font for the lettering:
http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/29 ... 2419uzSAsT

Store in Northern Ireland, note how "Coffee Shop" used a similar font to the previous "International" and "Marketplace" concepts from Stateside:
http://travel.webshots.com/photo/113070 ... 0818IiDHIp

I think this one is from a Gibraltar store:
http://sports.webshots.com/photo/124921 ... 9338ZqzYJv

A shot of the Gibraltar store's gas station:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/worldofjan/258780016/

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Safeway's regional headquarters in Mulgrave, Victoria, Australia, circa 1974:

http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-vn3412292

Marina in either Ferntree Gully or Wheeler's Hill, Victoria, Australia, in 1967:

http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-vn3412279

Safeway in Edinburgh, 1979:
http://www.rls.org.uk/database/record.p ... -001-242-L
http://www.rls.org.uk/database/record.p ... 0-546-193-

Safeway in Topeka, KS flooded in 1951:
http://www.topeka.org/images/safeway.jpg

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marina store now operating as a Smart and Final in Visalia:

http://www.smartandfinal.com/location.aspx?id=66

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Early 1990s British Safeway mug with the "new Circle S"

http://www.shop1974.com/shop/ad/homepri ... aymug2.jpg

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Mentioned on Agilitynut.com is an old Safeway in Independence, MO now operated by the independent "Sun Fresh" market...here's its classic Safeway sign:
http://www.agilitynut.com/05/10/sunfresh.jpg

here's an overhead shot:
http://tinyurl.com/tch8e

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Another Safeway in Atlanta, TX, vacant:

http://www.amreal.com/Properties/COMMER ... taSafe.htm
http://www.amreal.com/Properties/COMMER ... PHOTOS.jpg

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An Australian Safeway that looks like it was 1970s build:
http://polaris.umuc.edu/~acreed/AMBA606 ... worths.jpg

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1931 Safeway photo in Salt Lake City:
http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm4/item_v ... =773&REC=1

More from that collection...
http://tinyurl.com/y4b45n

Murray City, UT:
http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm4/item_v ... 1795&REC=1

Vernal, UT interior in 1963 - possible marina or gable:
http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm4/item_v ... 3174&REC=3

A shot of the Safeway parking sign for Vernal:
http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm4/item_v ... 583&REC=14

Here's a more recent Live Local direct overhead look at that location:

http://local.live.com/?v=2&sp=Point.qr8 ... d%20States___

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Safeway in Tulsa on Route 66, from 1949:
http://mayohotel.com/albums/route66/Rou ... re1949.jpg

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Safeway site in Texarkana, Arkansas, now used by another tenant:
http://www.loopnet.com/xNet/MainSite/Co ... Texarkana/

Here's another one in Arkansas mentioned, in Searcy (no address given):
http://www.thedailycitizen.com/articles ... njones.txt

Former Safeway in Denison, TX:
http://images.loopnet.com/xNet/MainSite ... s/Denison/

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Former Safeway near the Rio West Mall in Gallup, NM:
http://www.gallupindependent.com/1999-2001/3-17-00.html
http://local.live.com/?v=2&sp=Point.pxp ... %20Safeway___

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Former Safeway in Longview, TX:
http://www.news-journal.com/featr/conte ... Party.html
http://tinyurl.com/y2zpdl

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Closed store in Blandford Forum in the UK:
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/163300

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A little more detail on the old Arkansas division, from an eighties article:
http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/ ... _n15103002
Acadia operates 48 former Safeway stores, still under the Safeway name, in Arkansas.
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Gable in Waco, TX now serving as a church:
http://www.ubcwaco.org/mainblog/Comment ... e2d6c.aspx
The gable shape shows up in the drawing (in a flash animation) of the building outline once you click on the gallery link.
http://ubc.needespresso.com/v/Renovatio ... temId=1994

Another Texas store now serving as a church (which had been a skating rink at one time), in Dallas:
http://www.butlerrealtygroup.com/proper ... l/10583868

Here's one in Austin, a marina on the east side of Interstate 35 (at 12th Street):
http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase ... d%3A186483
http://tinyurl.com/y27rbx

According to the article, apartment towers are slated for the site.

Small former store in Waco, TX, now serving as a politician's office:
http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/su ... 098247_ITM
http://tinyurl.com/vn3qt

Former Safeway mentioned in Las Vegas:
http://www.lasvegas2005.org/interactive/famstory3.html
I was 10 years old at the time, and I can remember how fun it was to go to the Safeway at Decatur and Alta (Arizona Charlie's is there now) because the checker, upon request, would give us our change in casino chips.
Looks like the site is completely obliterated by the hotel:
http://tinyurl.com/yxffzv

Safeway turned into a union hall in Waco the early 1960s:
http://www.labordallas.org/hist/hist1995.htm

Safeway in Tulsa, late 1930s/early 1940s, in the Beryl Ford Collection of photos (mentioned at Losttulsa.com):
http://opac.tulsalibrary.org/search/tSa ... /1%2C2%2C3%

Another one from the collection, 1950s (or 1960s?) shots in Red Fork, all interiors:
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/A0645.jpg
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/A0646.jpg
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/A0647.jpg

And another Tulsa location:
Looking west on 3rd and Elwood in 1940. The Safeway Grocery store later became a light fixture store and slated for demolition in February 2005.
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/A0536.jpg

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Terry K mentioned to me that Hy-Vee took over some Safeway locations, particularly in Sioux Falls, SD. Here's a couple of them:

http://www.hy-vee.com/storefinder/store ... ?store=161

a store in Jefferson City, MO:
http://www.hy-vee.com/storefinder/store ... ?store=161

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Taylor, TX:
http://www.mikeska.com/archive4-20-2000.html

Waco, now Antioch Community Church:
http://www.facstaff.bucknell.edu/mazur/ ... ries2.html
http://tinyurl.com/y9y8n6

Marfa, TX, now an art studio:
http://www.juddfoundation.org/spaces/marfa.html
http://tinyurl.com/ww664

Greenville, TX:
http://www.heraldbanner.com/local/local ... printstory
http://tinyurl.com/yy9vgm

Dallas, now church:
http://www.loopnet.com/xNet/MainSite/Li ... t006a00001

Snyder, TX, now Family Dollar:
http://www.snyderdailynews.com/2000november22/
http://tinyurl.com/y7r4oh

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Former Safeway in Wichita that is now the world's largest pawn shop.
http://www.usatoday.com/travel/destinat ... hops_x.htm
http://www.localloan.com/

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Talking to Terry K online, he pointed out a Springfield, MO marina (712 W Commercial) that was actually built in 1957 (and whose land may still be owned by Safeway), two years before the first SF store:
http://tinyurl.com/y89j56

This Kansas City, MO marina he also showed me is now "Emmanuel's Mega Mart" at 3510 Prospect (near US 71):
http://tinyurl.com/vbap3

Just south of the large Osco at this address is a former (1970s-era) Safeway, in Springfield:
http://tinyurl.com/uwfjg

Here's a location in St. Joseph, MO:
http://tinyurl.com/yfww8o

Terry also has a couple of shots of a marina now operating as Woods Supermarket in Sedalia, MO:
http://www.knab.org/swywoods.jpg
http://www.knab.org/swywoods2.jpg
googlemap: http://tinyurl.com/ycvmc2

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Grandmarie's Chicken Pie Shop in Fresno...is a former Safeway!?
http://historicfresno.org/district/wilson.htm
One notable example of the contemporary, automobile-oriented architecture that had appeared within the North Fresno Tract before completion of the Tower Theatre was the Safeway Grocery Store–now the Grandmarie's Chicken Pie Restaurant–one block to the east.
http://www.tower2000.com/chickenpie/

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Former marina in Henderson, TX at Richardson and S. Main, later a Brookshire Brothers tobacco outlet:
http://p200.ezboard.com/fthegrocerystor ... D=13.topic
http://tinyurl.com/yg8jt7

Wnetmacman earlier posted about that store in this very thread:
Henderson had three distinct examples. The original store was just north of downtown at the corner of Van Buren and Depot Sts. This was a pylon store. When Safeway moved out, it became a Brookshire Brothers store. The replacement was a Marina store on S. Main at Richardson. This store was also occupied by Brookshire Brothers after Safeway moved. This store is now a health club, since BB moved down the hill to an old Kmart.
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A collection of Terry K photos of the marina in Springfield, MO, now serving as Price Cutter:
http://tinyurl.com/ydqukm

And a former Safeway, later Food Barn, now Food4Less in St. Joseph:
http://tinyurl.com/ydxgxz

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Roadsidepictures photographed this bizarre double marina, which Terry K told me was a Safeway (and which is confirmed in some of the comments in the link), in Utah:
http://flickr.com/photos/43638298@N00/211171381/

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A couple of CSA scans from the March 1959 edition...

- a Tulsa pylon/box era store with an unusual Safeway entrance sign...and some mention of a St. Louis division! At the time, this store was a rare 24 hour unit.

http://dtcwrt.earlracing.com/stores/csa/swytulsa59.jpg

- On page E49, 1959 store in Warr Acres, Oklahoma (near Oklahoma City) at the Westgate Shopping Center.

http://dtcwrt.earlracing.com/stores/csa ... cres59.jpg

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From page W8 of the June 1960 Chain Store Age...a photo of the mural at the Santa Barbara gable, at Victoria St and Chapala (now Vons):

http://dtcwrt.earlracing.com/stores/csa/swy-chapala.jpg

From the article on the same page, "Safeway, Jordano's open prestige units in Santa Barbara":
The Safeway market at Chapala and Victoria Streets, has been designed to conform with teh Spanish-Colonial architecture of the city. However, the real attraction, and one that has drawn architects from locations throughout the West, is an exterior wall made up of murals. The murals, in six panels, relate the history of Santa Barbara from pre-Conquest days. Each panel is 13 feet high and 18 feet wide.
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Turns out the Blackfen, UK gable, which I had posted a 1986 photo of earlier in this thread:

http://www.ideal-homes.org.uk/images/be ... 86-693.jpg

stayed Safeway even into at least 2001.

http://flickr.com/photos/davepatten/299742318/

Note that the UK Safeway sign used here is slightly different from the original letter-plate location, which has been converted into four windows (with the middle three plates being obscured by the new sign).

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According to a comment in this post at the Malls of America blog, this El Paso shopping center once had a Safeway:

http://mallsofamerica.blogspot.com/2006 ... enter.html

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Destroyed Safeway in Kuwait.
http://home.comcast.net/~adamskhan/sherphto.htm

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A marina Safeway, old picture, from a construction company in Dallas that mentions building Safeways in the DFW Metroplex in its past.

http://www.haglerconstruction.com/retail.htm
http://www.haglerconstruction.com/_borders/Safeway.jpg


La Mesa, CA:
http://www.worry-free.net/firstoxford/c ... rview.html
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...and a Food Barn logo (this cart was an old SWY cart converted over)

This cart still has the S on the side!

http://www.knab.org/foodbarn.jpg
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Actually Safeway in Gallup moved a few blocks down Hwy 666 to the former Smith's store (and uses the old Smith's logo for signage)...it is a part of the PHX division
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Terry K found this little piece on a former Safeway/Hy-Vee in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

http://www.messengernews.net/News/artic ... cleID=4997
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I may have a picture of the Fort Dodge building when it was operating as a Hy-Vee. I'll have to check when I get back home. I knew it was a Safeway at one point, but it doesn't look like any Safeway design I've seen.

(EDIT: If I do, I can't find it).

The Fareway noted in the article is operating out of an old Marina. The only modification to the exterior when I lived up there (1991) was the replacement of the the "S A F E W A Y" letters on the glass to "F A R E W A Y" using Fareway's font. The interior, of course, was all white like all Fareways.
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