1962 Safeway Supermarket

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1962 Safeway Supermarket

Postby roadsidepictures » Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:53 pm

Name: Rite Aid (originally opened as Safeway and later became Payless Drugs)
Architect: ?
Year: 1962

Street: 1515 State Street
City: Boise
State: ID
Country: USA

Type: Grocery Store
Style : Modern
Status: Open

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Postby spinsLPs » Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:48 am

Great photo!

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Postby CapitalMod » Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:58 am

We still have a few of those Safeways around here. They knocked down the one in my town but some others survive, at least for now. They are very cool looking.

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Postby sdmod » Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:37 am

Hal Sadler (still practicing in San Diego) did several very similar prototypes for Safeway Stores. I do not know if they were built throughput the country or if they were only in Southern California.

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love the old safeways!

Postby Slim and Gabby » Sat Sep 27, 2008 6:22 pm

Love them. Can always spot the original buildings from that odd stone faced exterior. Has anybody else noticed how many civic offices wind up in them?

I know of at least 2 city halls and 2 school districts in the old safeway building.

It's definitely a CA thing. Does anyone else remember all the odd house brands at SW during the 60's and 70's? My brother and I used to play a game in the car to see who could name the most.

Town House, Lucerne, Busy Baker...and don't forget....Scotch Buy! Remember that chubby faced bonnie scotsman on the green plaid can o' frozen OJ?

There's a TON of SW product placement in films from the time. I recall lots in the Peter Sellers stinker "I Love You Alice B. Toklas".

And I recall a fine 80's moment. Two young girls outside safeway. The younger asks her sister (pointing at the big red swirly S logo in mosaic on the stone wall) "What's that stand for?"...and big sis says " Yin-Yang, stupid!".

Love those old buildings. Sigh.
Pen-gu-ins is pracatically chickinz, and I hates to see chickinz cry so much, I has to put’em outta ther mizzery!

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Postby greenmod » Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:02 pm

We have the exact same Safeway downtown. They are in the process of tearing it down to put in a new city hall :evil: I'm really tempted to go ask if I can buy the two giant bullet lights they have on the front but I really have no where to put them.
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Postby roadsidepictures » Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:18 pm

Slim and Gabby: Don't forget these!

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greenmod: You really should get those bullet lights! If you don't, they'll be gone forever. :cry:

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mwhaahhhh....nu-made!

Postby Slim and Gabby » Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:43 am

Roadside-
You ROCK!!!!

Bel Air, Crown Colony, ya yah yadda, but Nu-Made! Totally forgot those!
And the Cragmont bottles with the 'yin-yang' -those rule.


I concur-just get the bullet lights! Better they sit in your storage then go to a landfill. I've had plenty of stuff I dragged around for years til I had a home for 'em. Just be careful ya don't get hitched to someone who has done the same or your house will look like ours!
Still recommended, though....
Pen-gu-ins is pracatically chickinz, and I hates to see chickinz cry so much, I has to put’em outta ther mizzery!

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Postby 24x48 » Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:14 pm

The glue-laminated-beam-vaulted Safeway prototype store was designed by (If memory is serving) Wurster Bernardi Emmons...prominent Bay Area architectural firm...also designed Eichler Homes (correct?). All partners may have taught a UC as well.

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On the way to the Oregon Outback, one can meet this friendly cowboy...this was in October 2008.

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Postby roadsidepictures » Fri May 28, 2010 6:44 pm

Here's a night view of the former Safeway...

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