September 22, 1997 the Gemco Site has been visited
Updated in August 2010-
vintage Newsletters added!
"Please show your
GEMCO card at
Gemco gave the $1.00 fees to
in by Roxanna Davison Sullivan in June 2002.
in great shape for being made in 4-1980.
me your Gemco memorabilia for this site
(Photo Gallery link near bottom of this page)
(See me now-2005.)
1984, Granada Hills Store
Audio Crew helping me run
the Dept. and I
didn't realize it at the time,
so my apologies to them.
Simmons and Terri
Eric Riggert (Contacted
Scott Pullman (Contacted
talked to him at the Simi WalMart in 2005)
any of you read this please call me
or email me
the Granada Hills store was only 2 miles from the
famous Knott's Landing
culdesac? Many people thought it was along the
coast but it
really backed up against the noisy and
street was named Seaview Circle in the
I found the street because the
map | Google Street View
the addresses on the house
viewable during the
I got my Thomas Bros. map out
and came up with some possibilities.
first since it was down
the street from
drove into the culdesac my mouth dropped! There were the houses from
years I would
there during lunch and see lots of tapings and it was really cool to
the famous actors. Alec Baldwin
nicest actors there even though his character Joshua
convincingly mean. This shows how good of an actor Alec was!
Added August 2010-
Please read this
important info about the famous culdesac.
HAPPENED to GEMCO?
is the most asked
Thanks to Glendora for the
Stores sold GEMCO
to buy back Lucky stock to
takeover. In 1986 Lucky was the subject of a hostile
takeover attempt by Asher
board resisted this attempt by simplifying the company and returning it
to its core business: groceries. Before this takeover attempt, Lucky
owned auto-parts stores, women’s retail clothing stores,
stores, and fabric stores in several states (Lucky’s business
Hancock Fabrics, Piccadilly, Checker Auto Parts, Dorman’s
Kragen Auto Parts, Yellow Front Discount Department Store, Gemco
Membership Department Stores, Kash & Karry Grocery, and Eagle
Stores). Lucky’s ventures were trimmed back and it became
chain in certain western states. This re-organization was very
successful and Lucky prospered as a grocery chain.
Jan. 27, 2006.
Visit the Asher
page I made.
Gemco price code
Castillo for reminding
us about this.)
how this worked on
tag that Mary McQ sent us in 2006-
K is the 11th letter in the alphabet so
this item was put on the shelf on Nov. 1983.
is no S
in the Gemco code, it is
just a spacer. M=8 and G=6.
So the cost of this item was 86 cents.
The 9 stood
for the Dept. number,
in this case, Variety.
Mary's price tag is on.
Are you a former
employee of GEMCO or
know someone who is?
I made a GEMCO web page so all of us
and maybe have a nice get-together
Please fill out the Gemco Guestbook
can a have a page
of the names of former GEMCO
Please bookmark the Gemco page and
check the Guestbook
to see who else has
I worked for Gemco from 1978 to 1986.
I started in the Simi store
worked at Northridge (1981-82)
Pomona (1982-83) and Granada Hills
working in the Audio Department.
The best store managers
I worked for
Merle Mitchell (Simi) and Bonnie
and some of the best assistants managers were
Karen Elson and Steve Madrigal.
I met a lot of great
people and GEMCO
us very well.
See more Gemco info on wikipedia.
to all of
who have found the Gemco Site, employees
as well as the happy customers.
Gemco treated us well and
in the Guestbook
When you tell your friends
they can search for "Gemco Stores" to find it.
Supermarket History and