Saturday, November 24, 2007

"EVERY DAYS A SPECIAL DAY AT THRIFTIMART"

LANKERSHIM & OXNARD
































-ancient Polaroid by Richard Sapiro -looking NORTH

Above Thriftmart, " Open 24 Hours"
across from Bekin's Moving and Storage
which now is a Leed's Mattress store
and in the same shopping center as a
Baskin Robbins Ice Cream store, one of the
first stores for that then Glendale company.
I went to NHHS with
Steve Baskin who's
family were part owners
of this unique
SoCal ice cream store.



A long gone supermarket chain of the 1950's
to 60's absorbed by Smart & Final.
There was one north of Oxnard on
Lankershim
in North Hollywood
with it's tall " T " icon.

There was another in the Valley Plaza
just north of the north of the new LAUSD
middle school, where the Smart & Final is,
and that was a small shopping center with small shops
on one side of the market and also a shoe repair
and Chef's chicken bbq.



EVERY DAYS A SPECIAL DAY AT THRIFTIMART
EVERY DAYS A SPECIAL DAY FOR YOU
WHAT EVER YOU PUT IN YOUR SHOPPING CART
YOU'LL SAVE AND SAVE AT THRIFTIMART...

3 comments:

Eric said...

I well remember this Thriftimart, as my mom shopped there in the late '60s and early '70s.

Jim Bower said...

My first job was bagging groceries at the Thriftimart in Buena Park. I stayed there a couple of years, bounced around in a couple of other grocery stores and returned to Thriftimart on State College and Lincoln for the last 6 months of my "career". I went into the Navy and never looked back. Sorry to hear T-mart is defunct.

Anonymous said...

We had a house right across from Baskin Robbins from about 1955 to 1975...I spent part of my childhood in this house before we moved away and rented it out, only to return for a few years when I was 19. I went to the Grand Opening of Thriftimart with my Ma...balloons were being dropped out of the sky and lots of people were there. Very festive. My siblings and I played in the ditches for the pipes when they began digging to build Baskin Robbins and the other stores, which came after Thriftimart.