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Postby hiltiki » Mon Aug 16, 2004 10:03 pm

Oops, I made a mistake, Across the street from May Co. was Orbachs . And Akron was on Sunset Bl. across the street from Tiki Ti yeah. All in Hollywood.

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Postby SueSue712 » Tue Nov 02, 2004 3:09 pm

I was reading all of your comments, and found them interesting. I was just doing some research online and came up with this site. A friend of mine were talking about retail giants the other day, and I bought up how Zody's and Gemco were the ones I remember growing up with. I wonder if anyone else can think of anymore???? :wink:
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Postby SDR » Tue Nov 02, 2004 6:00 pm

Geez, dude -- that's amazing. Anything you like, it's out there! Who can tell me where they've seen an E. J. Korvettes. . .and, was K-mart a national chain? Tell all!

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Postby LosAngeles » Tue Nov 16, 2004 10:58 pm

In Santa Ana:

Zody's (NW corner 17th/Grand) intact as another store now

Gemco (SE corner 17th/Grand) intact as a Target

S.S. Kresge (Larwin Square, Tustin) remodeled as a Kragen

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Postby sumu » Wed Nov 17, 2004 12:02 am

Does anyone remember when Aaron Bros wasn't the 'tasteful' frame store it is today? And does anyone remember the one in Inglewood that was painted PINK w/ clowns on it????


I remember drifting down aisle after aisle of faux Keane paintings and framed Keane prints for $0.79....ahhh, the sixties...

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I just heard today that

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Postby Futura Girl » Thu Nov 18, 2004 12:34 am

i, too, have a "lifetime" membership card to FEDCO and was wondering about what that means now?

hmmm... i also have a lifetime membership to the Jockey Club. (a prize from a Miss Jockey club contest many many years ago :pimp: )

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Postby JAB » Wed Nov 24, 2004 10:19 am

I remember Buffum's in Pomona. A high end store in a not so high end area. For some reason, it reminded me of a little bit of Pasadena in Pomona and always made me dream of what Pomona could have been.

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Postby TwinJim » Thu Nov 25, 2004 9:43 pm

So what we are saying here is that even Wal-Mart, given the distance of time and a measure of nostalgia can be rehabilitated to the state of a fond and wistful memory worthy of a few lines.

GEMCO, at San Gabriel Blvd. & Valley in San Gabriel was our "Big Box" store in the 60's. Membership was a dollar and it went for some scholarship. If you didn't have a card one could usual enter with a group of shoppers and the guard made no attempt to call you on it. In fact I remember flashing a high school ID and passing the befuddled guard.

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Postby bananabobs » Sun Dec 05, 2004 1:01 pm

There was a White Front store on Canoga Ave above Roscoe and a Zody's on the corner of Canoga and Roscoe in Canoga Park, I also had to endure shopping trips with my Mom there, at the White front as I recall there was a conveyor or sorts that brought the groceries or your cart from the back to the front.
There was an Akron on Ventura Blvd near Corbin; I remember the pillows and the bamboo furniture in the front windows. I bought India print material to make curtains for my 1964 VW bus and they had my "brand" of sandalwood incense there.

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Postby Galfaro » Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:50 pm

Having worked on many of the old Zodys stores, heres a list of the ones i know and what they are now:
Anahiem/Grand Ave-Food 4 Less
Anaheim/Orangethorpe-Food 4 Less
Boyle Heights/1st Street-Food 4 Less
Beach/Lincoln-Buena Park-Food 4 Less
Burbank/San Fernando Rd-Kmart
Canoga Park/Roscoe Blvd-Vons
Downtown/Broadway between 4th & 5th Street-American Mart
El Monte-Sams Club
Fountain Valley-Vacant, once a Kmart
Garden Grove, the First one opened, vacant, was a Vons
Goldenwest/Edinger-not sure, maybe an Expo
Inglewood/Century Blvd-Food 4 Less
Long Beach/Los Coyotes-Pavillions
Long Beach/South Street & Cherry-Food 4 Less
North Hollywood/Sherman Way-Kmart
Norwalk-Food4Less
Pasadena/Lake Blvd-2nd Floor vacant, 1st floor Sav-On
Pomona/Holt St.-School
Redondo Bch/Hawthorne Bl-Ralphs
Slauson & Fairfax, Los Angeles-Home Depot
Sunset & Western, Hollywood-Food 4 Less
Sepulveda/Torrance-Food 4 Less
West Covina/Azusa Ave-Food 4 Less
Slauson/Vermont, Los Angeles-Kmart
Riverside/Tyler St-Mervins
Montebello-Max Foods
San Bernadino by Highland Ave-Home Depot"Speculative"
At one point there was 50 stores but when they closed for good in 1986 they were down to 32 i think.
Any one have more to add to the list?

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Postby Matt Deckard » Wed Mar 30, 2005 11:10 pm

You've gotta be kidding me, you guys talk about Zody's too? This is too much (I mean that in a good way).

Now, is the fed furniture store which is still running in Pasadena related to the now defunct Fedco?

I do miss my old town Gemco that was in San Gabriel, it had a K-Mart straight across the parking lot.
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