Continental Grocery Store

Do you remember the Country Boys Market with its wooden floors? Walter Smiths was the place to go for clothes on the Fulton Mall. Penny Candy had great blacklight posters and don't forget Whitie's Pet Store on Blackstone. What vintage retail do you remember growing up in Fresno?
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Continental Grocery Store

Postby mrduck77 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:10 am

Hello there. Does anyone remember Continental market (grocery store) on Blackstone. I think it was replaced by Vons later on. Me and my dad would go shopping there a lot. They used to have a turn-style on the right side when you walked in. In front of that (east side of store from entry point) was a bunch of Sale bins with canned food, ect. I believe the meat section was on the east side wall of it as well. Frozen foods was in the middle? I think the floor was like a greenish tile and, of course, the had a couple candy machines near the front door. Best place to grocery shop (and Dad loved their big pies there). Anyone have pics or fond memories of this place?

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Re: Continental Grocery Store

Postby dulcie » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:35 am

Here's a great research site to find the exact location of a favorite old store: ... 1925-1999/
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Re: Continental Grocery Store

Postby Big J » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:18 pm

I remember it! The Vons that remains there did indeed replace it. Great store. My family mostly went to Gong's on Fresno and Ashlan, but Continental was a neat old store too.


Re: Continental Grocery Store

Postby christone » Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:41 pm

I remember Continental, too. Mom shopped there when I was a child. For Fresno, it was somewhat upscale.


Re: Continental Grocery Store

Postby Roadhouse » Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:18 pm

Yes,,,,, it was an Awesome store... The store Owner\Manager was my neighbor in Fresno. George. Great person and awesome cook. Miss the store and his family. Anthony

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Re: Continental Grocery Store

Postby sjvalleydave » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:51 pm

After Continental shut down, Vons came in and now Von's is gone. An Oriental Market went in after Vons, but now they are gone and it is empty...

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