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Post# 701216   9/4/2013 at 19:16 (3,821 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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Reduced to $375 OBO (was $500+)...offer them $100


I "pinked up" the photo a little bit

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Post# 701220 , Reply# 1   9/4/2013 at 19:29 (3,821 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        
and this poor thing is now $100

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The seller continues to use this photo from a brochure. I asked him if I could have a pic of the actual stove and he said "sorry, you have to come and see it." What does that tell you?

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Post# 701452 , Reply# 2   9/5/2013 at 20:14 (3,820 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        
even more pink for cooking

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$100 in San Pablo (SF Bay Area)...Custom Imperial? Of course they'd have to throw in that extra-large hood.

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Post# 701463 , Reply# 3   9/5/2013 at 20:58 (3,820 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        

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Joe, I love your "Big E" avatar.  My mom worked there in the early 60's.  You know which one -- the only one, all by itself and surrounded with enough parking for the entire city! 


The first time I drove a car was in that parking lot when I was 10 or 12 -- our '57 Lincoln Premiere.  It was so empty back there, and my mom shocked me by offering to let me get behind the wheel.


Oh yeah, and speaking of "going down,"  my sister and her friend got stuck in one of the Emporium elevators when they were pre-teens.

Post# 701579 , Reply# 4   9/6/2013 at 14:46 (3,819 days old) by Supersuds (Knoxville, Tenn.)        

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Was this the department store shown in the Lana Turner-Anthony Quinn movie "Portrait in Black?" She goes in one door and out another trying to ditch someone who's following her.

Post# 701584 , Reply# 5   9/6/2013 at 14:51 (3,819 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        

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If it was set in San Francisco, probably.  It's a Bloomingdales now.

Post# 701585 , Reply# 6   9/6/2013 at 14:55 (3,819 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        
"the only one"...

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The original one of course was the SF Market Street store. The years I was a buyer there the only parking was behind the store. There was the parking garage which we called "the high rise"...too pricey for those employees who drove to work, and "the ranch-style lot" which was more economical. All of the suburban stores had big parking lots. You're probably referring to San Jose's Valley Fair store, "S-3", the third suburban store built in 1957 (when I was 7) as The Emporium Stevens Creek. Each branch store had a number beginning with S-1 for Stonestown. They also had a color designation for flagging merchandise. I sometimes can't remember my phone number but I can easily recall all the store numbers and colors. It's all good memories.

S-3 did have a huge parking area. This photo was taken in 1958, back when it was "easier to find just what you have in mind at The Emporium, the store with more of everything you're shopping for The Great Big E, The Emporium."

Post# 701586 , Reply# 7   9/6/2013 at 15:03 (3,819 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        

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S-3 it is (or was).  The "only one" in town at the time.  I should have been more specific.


As for the SF store, Mom always parked in the Mission Street garage behind it, and our destination once inside the store almost always was the bargain basement.


I see that Big E logo and instantly think of my mom.  For me, the two are visually synonymous.

Post# 701685 , Reply# 8   9/7/2013 at 00:16 (3,819 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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Your Mom was in good company. Senator Diane Feinstein once worked as a salesperson at the Market Street Emporium. Anything that reminds you of your Mother is a good thing.

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