Today’s feature image taken on April 25, 1942, captured the scene at the grand opening of a new Ralphs Supermarket in the Crenshaw neighborhood of Los Angles, California, located southwest of the City at Crenshaw Boulevard and Rodeo Road. The crowded parking lot contains a mix of interesting 1930s to early-1940s automobiles representing a cross-section of vehicles on the streets of the LA at the time.
The original Ralphs grocery store was first opened in 1873 in Los Angeles by George Albert Ralphs. Today twenty of the stores are located in the greater LA area and are a part of the giant Kroger Co. that owns over 2800 supermarkets across the US.
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