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by rwsandiego
September 20th, 2020, 8:06 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: What exactly happened with Kroger?
Replies: 30
Views: 3605

Re: What exactly happened with Kroger?

Yes, the Ralphs on Midway is a former Mervyns. The building that housed Target and Mervyn's was built as a FedMart. It was FedMart's number one store and had sales of over $1 million a week in the the late 70s. Ralphs had just entered the San Diego market a few years earlier with newly built stores...
by rwsandiego
September 20th, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: Pavilions?
Replies: 60
Views: 1600

Re: Pavilions?

Based on what I've read and heard, Pavilions was a novel concept for Southern California when VONS created the banner. It probably made sense to create a separate banner, although I would have branded them "VONS Pavilions" much like Albertsons Market Street, Jewel Grand Bazaar, and Ralphs Fresh fare...
by rwsandiego
September 12th, 2020, 8:40 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Pavilions?
Replies: 60
Views: 1600

Re: Pavilions?

If you are thinking about the large Lucky on Balboa and the 805 freeway, I had heard the same thing. Then a friend who is a San Diego native told me that it was actually a Gemco. Sure enough, there's a 1973 Gemco ad in the Escondido Times-Advocate listing that store. A 1988 article states that the ...
by rwsandiego
September 11th, 2020, 11:30 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Pavilions?
Replies: 60
Views: 1600

Re: Pavilions?

Before Safeway bought Vons back in the 90's, Vons was planning to expand Pavilions into San Diego including most of the stores you listed. When Safeway came in they nixed the expansion. There was a store on I think Balboa in San Diego that was built as a Pavilions but then opened as a Lucky and ope...
by rwsandiego
September 11th, 2020, 12:16 am
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Safeway closures
Replies: 12
Views: 593

Re: Safeway closures

The pictures on Google Maps have a "Carrs" sign on the building. Here's a link.
by rwsandiego
September 5th, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Signs of trouble at Target?
Replies: 127
Views: 36190

Re: Signs of trouble at Target?

Target has been very positive about the prospects of its small stores. They are saying these small stores will be a major expansion vehicle for them. I suppose in some cases they will work out but I still don't really know about these small stores. I have never seen one that is doing any more busin...
by rwsandiego
August 27th, 2020, 11:05 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Build A Bear
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: Build A Bear

I had no idea they have a store at Fashion Valley in San Diego. It appears to be open, probably because it is an outdoor mall.

Also didn't know they have one here at Scottsdale Fashion Square.
by rwsandiego
August 23rd, 2020, 10:04 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Payless To Open 300 To 500 Stores In The Next 5 Years
Replies: 15
Views: 639

Re: Payless To Open 300 To 500 Stores In The Next 5 Years

I used to buy shoe laces at Payless, but never shoes. The shoes never felt comfortable and were usually made of plastic. However, they could market themselves as selling "vegan leather" and locate next to Whole Foods and Sprouts. :) A couple of my female friends have bought shoes from Payless that t...
by rwsandiego
August 21st, 2020, 10:45 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Safeway East Consolidating into Acme
Replies: 28
Views: 1908

Re: Safeway East Consolidating into Acme

Side note: Rockin Roll Ralphs on Sunset was a nightmare remodel. Ugly store and awful customer service. Merchandising is an obstacle course.... That's a pretty old Ralphs, isn't it? In a lot of ways it reminds me of the Jewel-Osco on Broadway and Addison in Lakeview, Chicago. The difference is the ...
by rwsandiego
August 19th, 2020, 10:42 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Gap closes 3 San Francisco Stores including flagship
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: Gap closes 3 San Francisco Stores including flagship

https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Most-San-Francisco-Gap-stores-close-permanently-15490808.php This is not so good. That Flagship Gap pulled strong business. I wonder where their new Flagship store will be? I also find the store they are keeping open in San Francisco on Chestnut Street a...