Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Jewel Grand Bazaar on South Pulaski Road near west 54th Street. Chicago Illinois USA. January 1980.

Hello everyone!
Welcome aboard Eddie's Railfan Page.
Part of the fun in operating a blog site like mine, is not always having to strictly use photos of My main subject matter.

This is a rare photograph I had taken in January of 1980, while I was attending nearby Curie High School just north of here at South Archer Avenue.

This was the Jewel Grand Bazaar food store on Chicago's southwest side near Midway Airport. This store opened for business during 1974, and was one of the first Large Jewel Food Stores in Chicago. Prior to this, the Jewel stores were small neighborhood affairs for the most part. This Jewel store was huge, and very much like a warehouse club type of a store in style. There were bins full of grocery items and large displays.

During the 1980's, this became an ordinary Jewel / Osco store due to a corporate change.

11 comments:

Joe said...

I remember that place when it opened. It used to have a Turnstyle in there, too.

Anonymous said...

Eddie,

Your readers realize that you can post whatever you want, but most of us view your blog to see railroad stuff, NOT pictures of buildings, food, etc. Just a random thought. Maybe others feel the same way.

Frank

Anonymous said...

I don't carte what You post Eddie, I love the occasional historic local southside photos too. Your site brings back happy memorys.

Rich

tininjun65 said...

Eddie, everyone has their own opinion such as Frank up there. But I do not come here to just see railroad material. I like seeing all this stuff that I once passed by when I was a kid....and thought it would be around forever. Just keep doing the excellent work you are doing.

Dennis

Eddie said...

Hi everyone.
Thanks for all the usefull views and observations. True, My blogsite is mainly a rail and bus transportation site, but I too have happy memorys growing up in Chicago, and luckilly have a few now rare photos to share with You of places now that have came and went. I enjoy reaching out to a wider spectrum of audience, and My occasional non railfan photos have help to introduce Me to many new friends and fellow Chicagoans now living in other parts of the country.
Still, I will listen to anyone who leaves a comment or two. I respect how You feel as well.

Thank You.
Eddie K.

Joe said...

Honestly, the reason I keep coming back here is to see all of the photos. Not only the trains and busses, but also the photos of my old 'hood from the good old days. Please don't change a thing.

Stay cool, Eddie.

Eddie said...

My Home Econimics class had a field trip here back in 1978. I got to see their store and deli operations how they were behind the scenes. It was fun.

Thank You.
Eddie K.

Damian Plaza said...

I live about 3 blocks away on 57th and Pulaski and I find this so interesting. I never knew. I love this Jewel and the fact that it was one of the first BIG ONES wow, that is really cool. Thanks for the pic on this.

Anonymous said...

hey!! where's zacatrasho's, los camelhairo's, slutazo's, da paletera, carne in su hugo!! this pic ain't right. must be from another jewel

Anonymous said...

I know where's the guy with the "Compramos de Oro" sign at???

Anonymous said...

I work at this Jewel when I was in High School - 1976 & 77. I worked outside in parcel pick-up where the customer's would pull up their cars and I would put the groceries in their cars. Many memories at this place.