posted at the Cohort by canadiancatgreen
Here’s a closer look at the Dodge:
Or is it a Plodge? Very nice. But the Ford apparently didn’t rate a close-up.
It’s a Plodge. Narrow and pointed grille, non-faired front fenders. shorter coupe roof.
Both cars must be there for some kind of show?
Probably loading up the cooler in the trunk with goodies and heading to a show.
There was no show to my knowledge these were the only 2 old cars here except that pickup passing through likely heading to a show or out for a cruise
Living in the East as I do, Safeway is an unfamiliar name, although I’m aware that its stature as a grocery supermarket is similar to that of Kroger in the Midwest/South.
That said, if I didn’t know any better, I’d think Safeway was a tire and auto place based on the colors and architecture.
Safeway is big on the west coast and Hawaii. Like Kroger, it owns other brands, including Albertsons and Vons. That architecture is new to me as well.
Actually it is Albertson’s who purchased Safeway and their Von’s division.
And Canada Safeway was sold to Sobey’s, a Canadian east coast chain, in 2013. Sobey’s by all accounts has made a bit of a hash of it, with many Safeways subsequently being closed in western Canada. It seems they’re putting some rebranding efforts into the remaining stores.
Love the Plodge. It’s funny how cars that were still common in one’s childhood, but ridiculously old-fashioned to the then-child, now seem like old friends. And honest upstanding ones at that. 🙂
We still have two Safeway stores in St. Albert with the one by our place without self-checkout machines. Even so with a Superstore nearby and a Save/On Foods it carries on though looking a little dated.
The store is a favorite of seniors so once in a while some interesting old vehicles show up in the parking lot. I’ll have to pass along a few photos sometime.
When I look at a Safeway store of this style and signage I imagine a new Studebaker dealership from the early 2000s.
I was thinking it looked more like an auto dealership too and that stylized S is perfect for a Studebaker dealer.
Good one – never noticed that.
Depends on where you are in the east, chas108. I live in the Baltimore metro area and we have several Safeway stores, including one a mile from my house in Perry Hall, Maryland.
The one I wish we had in this area is the Publix. I discovered this chain when visiting Florida back in 2015 and loved the store.
This picture is in Canada … I’ve never seen that architecture on any Safeway in the westerns US. Ive never seen a Plodge here either.
I’m pretty sure the “InsureBC” storefront is a clue, although I’ve never been to British Colombia.
Lovely Dodge/Plodge, that colour really suits it.
Ah, Safeway, notice how he remains safe straight away in Lakeview, Oregon.
What year was this photo taken? I do notice this particular Safeway still has the older logo (which I prefer to the new one).
Pic was taken in May 2018 while staying in Lakeview, OR, before driving onward to Winnemucca, NV on Rt 140. Saw this Safeway with the unique western style signage after breakfast before leaving town.
Yeah I think its a Plodge its the style of Mopar we got lots of from Canada but as usual not enough coupes something went wrong in 49 and that bodystyle wasnt imported for local assembly some unimaginative govt mandarin no doubt,
“Suddenly, it’s 1950!”
You know, the Safeway S does look kinda like the Studebaker S. But fatter.
Safeway logo from the last century on a CC. Even closer to the Studebaker “S”.
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