Poway Road History: Emery's Memories

Poway Road is the city's "Main Street."
Can you recall any businesses that used to be on this artery,
but are not yet listed in the address table below?
If so, please drop us a line.

pwycit Pwyseal
1973 city limits sign
     
Pwyriders   1970

This page inspired by the Poway Road articles of Robert Emery, former Poway Mayor & long-serving City Council Member SantaBob
 
Robert C. Emery City Council Chambers
 
Chieftain article 26 October 2013
Chieftain article 9 November 2013
Chieftain article 5 December 2013
 
Suzanne & Bob Emery

Also: former Poway Council Member & Mayor
Mary Shepardson

contributes immensely to this historical information


Poway Road Corridor History - Businesses of Yore

Address

Current Business

 

Former

Earlier

Earliest

The List Is Generally Ordered by Ascending Addresses, West to East, but There Are Groups Clustered in Shopping Centers
           

Oak Knoll Road & Oak Knoll Drive Intersection

           

Oak Knoll Plaza

         
12205 demolished   RE Oates Realtor 1967 Poway News 1961
12207 vacant   Denny's Restaurant Colony Kitchen Shepardson Company
Real Estate 1950-60's
12227 ?   Poway Boot Shop
& Western Wear
   
12233 Landmark Deli & Grill   Submarina    
12243 Allstate Insurance   Century 21 – Juanita Harmon Realtor & Tres Ranchos #1 office    
12245 Izumi Sushi restaurant   Straw Hat Pizza Filippi's Pizza Grotto #2
(relocated #3 = 13000 Oak Knoll Dr)
 

end Oak Knoll Plaza

           
12255 vacant   Ace Tires 2013 El Rancho Ford 1970 Meister's Ford
El Rancho Ford 1971
Pinto Runabout
Poway Valley Ford - 1968
(relocated to 12740) ~ 1967
           

Poway Promenade

   

Poway's very first Post Office
pre-dated Poway Promenade
on this sw quadrant site
-- still researching

   
12305 vacant stand-alone bldg   Cool Scrapbook Stuff = #2
from 13025 Pomerado = #1
relocated to 13268 = #3
Royal or Standard Chartered Bank =12301  
12307 Nails n Spa   Tarbell Realtors    
12307 Pacific Dental Care   Tarbell Realtors Poway Hallmark Shop 1972  
12313 JoAnn Fabric & Crafts store   Ben Franklin Crafts #2
relocated from Poway Plaza
TG&Y      ~     storefront  ~
(12309)     advertisement
 
12325 Golden Haircare   ?    
12329 Distillers Outlet Liquor   Holiday House Liquor ?    
12339 Smart & Final - coming soon   Michaels #1 Liquor Land Alpha Beta market
~
grand opening 1971
liquor license tent
12365 Ultra Fuel service station   Shell service & gasoline station    
12369 99 Cent Only store   Halloween store Millers Outpost

Thrifty Drug Store
~
cones

12373 vacant   At Ease Games Computing 101 '04

Stoneking Realty 1989

end Pomerado Promenade

           

Pomerado Plaza

<-- it fronts Poway Rd 90% & Pomerado 10%,
but that's its official name

  1979 distant aerial view from
Metate & Montauk
   
12222 Indian Kitchen #4   Oye! Tandoori Quizno's Subs relocated to 13483  
12222 U.S. Marine Recruiting Center   Village Lock & Key #1 Colorama 1989  
12222 San Diego Premier Vapor E-Cigarette   ? House of Green 1989  
12222 Ozzie's Music   Baskin Robbins #1
moved to 13509
   
12314 vacant   Del Taco    
12342 North Park Produce   Happy Time clothing store    
12342 Big Lots   Pic N Save Von's grocery store #1 location  

12352

Rosaria Pizza  

UPS Store

   
12354 RadioShack   Wonder Bread Outlet store (this RadioShack's prior locations:
13545, 12845, & Walmart-DMV center)
 
12358 CVS Pharmacy   Sav-On Drug store    
12364 Kumon Math &
Reading Center
  Cellular Performance & Paging    
12366 Rose's Beauty Supply & Salon   ?    
12372 Winchell's Donut House   ?    
12376 Sal's Budget Barbers   ?    
12378 Weight Watchers   #A    
12378 Poway Family Dental Center - Ning Liu DDS   #B    
12378 Bua Thai Restaurant   #C    
12380 Chase Bank   Washington Mutual Bank Downey Savings & Loan Santa Barbara S & L
13012 Pomerado Road 76 & 7-Eleven   Larry’s Union 76 Service    

end Pomerado Plaza

           

Pomerado Road Intersection

         
13508 Pomerado Road Poway Smog Check 13510   Tom's Drive In (Kaminski) Po Po's Drive In:  1961   ~  1962  
           
13025 Pomerado Road Liberty Tax & dental   Cool Scrapbook Stuff  #1
(relocated to 12305 Poway =#2)
Aiberto's Mexican #1
(relocated to 12711)
KFC former
13035 Pomerado Road Craig Rubinoff DDS   Rosaria Pizza (relocation 12352)   Taj Mahal Indian
12410 Chevron station   Chuck Hilton Chevron 1967
Darnell's Chevron      ~    
1959 adv

Standard Chevron
1961 new station!
earlier Poway & Pomerado Road: school 1913
Dave's Chevron Service
1967-72+
Bob Necochea:
--Chevron 1961 earlier station
--1962 adv
Harrington service station
Meadow Brook Store &
Standard Oil station  
 | 
 
~ ~ ~ ~
view 2
         ~   
(former) US 395 1957 final adv
Meadow Brook Inn 1927-30 1916 view
~~
farm 1916
12424 Jack in the Box   early earlier  
12430 demolished   Walt’s Foreign Car Service '72   ABC Automotive Services '61
12440 Newman's Sports Bar   Poway Vietnamese restaurant House on the Hill restaurant Galileo's Italian
12448 Ramada Inn
(front planter parcel)
  Tuneup Masters oil & lube garage    
12458 demolished   Bill Lawson Plumbing 1967    
12462 United Oil   Exxon gasoline station Mobil gas station 1973
W.R. Breisacher     ~ adv #2
Hancock Gas Station 1961
W.R. Breisacher
Wheeling TeePees also=14225 Hancock Gas Station 1968
           
12921-43 Pomerado Road
~~~
"Poway Square"
various tenants, including
Del Dios Insurance
  Poway Sheriff Station #1
south end of building - former antennae?
   
12949 Pomerado Road
at Poway Road corner,
southeast quadrant
demolished   Shepardson Company Co-Op Shepardson Company
Real Estate
#2
1970 shag listing
Clair W. Burgener Company Realtors Shepardson:
Agent for Poway Portals
1961 adv   ~ 1961 listing
           
12409 demolished   Poway Shell #1 '67    
12411 vacant corner building   RE/Max &
United Title & Escrow company
Kodak Photo Hut Chevron #2
Home Federal S&L Union 76 #1
12427 Burger King  

?

   
12439 Palomar Family Counseling   ERA Walsh & Assoc. Realty    
12439 Betrand's Music   Sun 'n Fun Pool Supplies    
12443 Advanced Care Vet Hospital   Pizza Hut #1    
12455

Oak Knoll Market

  C-ME 1st Realty Inc Jack's Realty 1972 Jack's Poway
Land & Homes
12459 Oil Changers   Poway Fabrics 1967 Poway TV adv Poway TV 1962
Poway TV 1967
12469 demolished   Poway Appliance Repair
and Fix It 1961
   
           
12502 El Dorado Collision Center   De Armon's Automotive Service 1961    
           

Poway Country Plaza

         
12509 vacant   Palomar Savings & Loan piano presented to
Palomar S&L 1981
Home Federal 1972 mobile
Home Federal shack
12511 Joe N.T. Ngyyen DDS  

Winn Realty 1970

Winn Realty 1967  
12511 Frazee Paint store   ?    
12511 Lienzo Charro Mexican   ?    

end Poway Country Plaza

12510 McDonalds restaurant   Golden Arches 1981
through Palomar S&L window
   
12520 demolished   Hake Mower 1967    
12538 Norm's RV   ?    
           
12570 All Star Glass   residence fronting Ridgedale Drive    
           

12605 #A

State Farm Insurance
Michael Dolan agency
 

Jackson Realty 1967

   
12605 #B Draperies   ?    
12605 #C Peaceful Glow   ?    

Countryside Apartments, 12556 Oak Knoll Road rear wall; Poway Road former entry

           

Poway Towne Center

< marquee of
current tenants

< original center name
is in disuse
 

1982 street view
& early tenant marquee

   
12619 Express Tire Auto Service   Good Year Tires L&M Tire Company - Goodyear  
12621-A World Dance N Arts        
12621 Pizza Hut & Wing Street        
12629 Hair & Nails 4 Less   ?    
12631 Avis Poway Rent-A-Car   ?    
12633 Paradise Sewing   ?    
12643 Metro PCS   Corky McMillin Realty    
12649 Western Dental Center   Yum Yum Donuts    
12651 Discount Tire   Dorman's Auto Parts    
12657 Martial Arts MMASD.com   International Self Defense Center Coldwell Banker  

end Poway Towne Center

           

Poway Crossings center

         
12604 demolished   Reher’s Kites & Things Poway Realty  
12612 Cotixan Mexican & Seafood   Der Wienerschnitzel  |  photo    
12630 Big 5 Sporting Goods #2
(also prior =12630)
  K-5 Board shop aka K-Five The Warehouse Music store  
12642 Luc's Bistro #18   Yume Cafe    
12648 LA Fitness   Thrifty Drug Store #2 Food Basket market  
12654 vacant octagonal restaurant   Chinese dining #2 Jimmy's ? Daisy's Restaurant
Gus's Restaurant
12666 Rite Aid   ?    
12674 Cricket phone   San Diego Federal S&L    

end Poway Crossings center

           
12703 Perry Ford overflow lot at
Ipai Waaypuk Trail corner
  Farmer's Insurance 1960 Lazy M Realty 1960 Poway Escrow Company 1960
Farmer's Insurance 1961
           

Silver Lake & Ipai Waaypuk Trail Intersections

           
12711 Oscar's Mexican Food   Aiberto's Mexican #2 Taco Bell original  
12719 Domenic's Italian Ristorante   NAPA Auto Parts #2 from 13145
(later relocated to
Scripps Poway Parkway)
State Farm Insurance (12721) RV Supply
Cactus Jack's #2 location ?
12735 Kaminski's BBQ
& Sports Lounge
  Dad's Cafe Totem Pole: 1961~  1967  ~  1968 ~  1970  ~
new management

Bart's Fountain & Grill:
1960 adv
 ~    Cafe: photo!

Kaminski Park Bart's & 3 Sisters 1960
~
3 Sisters Cocktail Lounge 1961
Poway Mine Company
aka 12737 next ->
12737 demolished or combined   The Poway Mine Company
& Fish House 1973 certificate
The Poway Mine Company
& Fish House 1973 article
Mainard Construction   1960
12739 demolishsed   Our Cafe 1961 Rotroff's restaurant 1961  
           
12724 Bank of America #2        
12740 Perry Ford of Poway   Poway Valley Ford
(relocated from 12255)
   
12764 Car Quest
(nw corner Carriage)
  Speedee Mart location #2? 7-Eleven? Lambert's Richfield
gas station

12784  =  1961
Richfield & Sheriff parade 1964
           

Oak Knoll Square

current tenants:
partial list

 

1982 street view:
last marquee on left
of photo frame

   
12759 Lupe's Cafe & Mexican Food   Norm-an-Dee Insurance 1968 Poway Chamber of Commerce 1967 Pacific Coast Mortgage Corporation
12759 Poway Liquor   Oak Knoll Liquor 1968  ~  1967 Oak Knoll Liquor new owner Valley Appliance Service
12771 combined     Mel's Root Beer '61  
12775 Animal Emergency Clinic
of San Diego
(sw corner of Carriage)
  Conley Florist Mel's Root Beer Barrel '72 George Russ Realty      listing 2
"No Way Like Poway" 1961
Maynard Construction '61

end Oak Knoll Square

           

Carriage Road Intersection

           
12805 ARCO-BP gas station
& AM-PM Mart
  Atlantic-Richfield service station Popoff’s Union 76 service station  
12813 Poway Sewing & Vacuum   sewing & vacuum sign
still Shakey's style
Shakey's Pizza Parlor
open 1973
Speedee Mart
Shakey's logo likewise lingers
12815 Tru-Blu Pool
Care & Supply
  Bob Fisk Meat Market    ~
1968 adv 2
Bob Fisk Meat Market adv 3 Gray’s Fresh Meat Market '61
12817 Rex Trophies   Al's Auto Parts 1961    
12821 New York Joe's
Sports Pub
  Foul Play Sports Bar Debbie Joe Gardens beer & dance 1963 original locate John's Rondevou 1961 ~  1962
Debbie Jo's adv #2 1967
           

Carriage Center

         
12845 Beach Grass
American Eatery
  ? _____ ? Italian Cully's #2 relocated from 13864; moved to #3 to 13252) Sizzler Steak House 1982
12845 Generation V: E-Cigarettes & Vape Bar   Village Lock & Key #2      vacancy
(relocation #3 = 12642)
   
12845 Rene's Mexican
Grill & Cantina
  El Comal Mexican restaurant    
12845 Bargain Hunters Thrift Store #205
~
(note 1-sheet movie playbill glass displays)
  "Poway Playhouse"
Poway's 1st movie theater
projector windows
high auditorium roofline 1
screen was on this eastern wall
high auditorium roofline 2
screen wall indoors
12845 ?   Party Tyme Rentals & Sales #1 office    
12845 ?   SuperCade    
12845 St Michael's Thrift   Radio Shack Radio Shack moved to 13545 & Walmart-DMV center) & eventually located 12354
12845 Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian
Church thrift store
  California Ballet Studio    
12845 ?   Poway Flower Barrel 1987    
12845 ?   framing store    
12845 ?   Christian bookstore    
12845 ?   bakery    
12845 ?   yogurt shop    
12845 ?   Goldmine Jewelers #110    
12845 ?  

Poway Video rental store
1980-1989
Tony Palmisano & family

 
 
12845 ?   bicycle store    
12845 The Hair Zone   nail salon    
12845 ?   cobbler    
12845 Poway Pawn shop   #101    
 
12941 Poway Fun Bowl  |  Jimmy'Z   Carriage Lanes    

end Carriage Center

12957 vacant     D.E. Jackson Realty 1972 Rowan Real Estate Co-Op 1970
12963 vacant   Enterprise Rent-a-Car
(relocated to 13027)
   
13021 vacant lot   Crystal Gardens scrapbook Crystal Gardens Christmas Schneider's Rock & Minerals
Crystal Gardens Florist
(moved to 13565)
  Crystal Gardens early Crystal Gardens signage Poway Materials
13027 Enterprise Rent-a-Car   animal hospital    
           
13029 David Rauterkus DDS 1992-current   Chuck Aden DDS 1976-1992 Bob Hammond DDS 1970-1976  
13029 1/2 Poway TV        
           

The Lanthier Building

         
13053 Horizon Hospice   Blanchard’s Poway Patio Furniture & Accessories 1972    

end The Lanthier Building

13055-83 Poway Valley Professional Building

13055 Pacific Rim Property Management   Century 21 Nixon-Kinney Realtors 1972    
13057 Greenway Landscaping   Typewriter Jack’s - Mimeograph repair Drug Company Pharmacy 1972  
13061 ? at Quate   Freelen Investment Co.    
13069 ? at Quate   Williams & Assoc. Insurance Services    
13083 ? at Quate   ?    

end 13055-83 Poway Valley Professional Building

           
13000 approx Carriage Heights Way condominiums   undeveloped land until condos

1969 aerial scan of this block

hi-res, may load slowly

 
13010 vacant   Wendy's restaurant ~ ablaze  
13020 Salvation Army  

San Diego Glass and Paint  

view #2

Sherwin Williams paint
(relocated to 13355 Midland)
aka 13004
Poway Glass & Mirror 1967
Poway Glass & Mirror
3 advs from 1961:
1
  ~  2  ~  3
13034 demolished   Nixon & Kinney Realty 1968    
13036 Poway Firewood   still Poway Firewood yep, it's Poway Firewood Wilma & Fred
Flintstone Firewood?
13044

BJ's Rentals
& San Diego Equipment

  Poway Equipment Rental 1960
"PER, Inc."      1967= adv2
< #1 U-Haul dealership
operated by O'Connor family
 
13056 Cruise America & Penske rentals
& PRM Ventures Inc.
  Party Tyme Rentals & Sales #2 office
& Ryder Truck Rentals
family home of Robert Charles O'Connor, founder PER Inc.  
13100 overflow parking at Tarascan corner   Andy Parker's
Health & Fitness Center
Escondido National Bank - ENB
Mitsubishi Bank #1
ENB adv 1970 Bank of America #1
           
13095 El Armando's Mexican   Alberto's Mexican food Picnic N Chicken     |     cluckin' 9-hole miniature golf course
13097 vacant MTBE   service station & A+ Auto Repair Quick Check 9-hole miniature golf course
relocated to 13830
13101 demolished   Fornaca Bakery bread outlet    
           
13112 Taco Bell   Holsum Bakery    
           

Tarascan Road & Civic Center Drive Intersections

           

Library Plaza

<-- current tenant marquee        
13132 Poway Sushi Lounge   Poway Chinese Buffet    interior Sambo's restaurant  |   placemat Sambo's aka 13152
13202 vacant   Poway City offices:
planning & water conservation
Poway City Hall
1980-81 temporary
Pomerado County
Water District offices

end Library Plaza

           
13137 Poway Branch County Library SDCL   The Lumber Yard Western Lumber (formerly Westy's after relocated from 13210) Padre Lumber &
Padre Transit Concrete
Boise-Cascade Lumber
13145 demolished   NAPA Auto Parts #1 1972
moved to 12719
Motor Supply & Equipment
1967
Poway Bicycle Shop 1961
13149 demolished   Poway Bookkeeping & Tax Service 1967    
13151 demolished   Cal's Colonial House Restaurant
1961-67
   
           

Bowron T-Intersection

           
13201 demolished   Poway Lumber & Hardware 1970 Poway Lumber & Hardware 1968 Poway Lumber & Hardware 1959
Poway Lumber 1967 #1 Poway Lumber 1967 #2 Poway Lumber 1963
13205 Evans Tire   Poway Dairy drive thru Poway Dairy
at defunct "Powers Lane"

Poway Tire Co.
"13104 Powers Lane" 1961

Poway Dairy 1967 Poway Dairy tooth
13215 demolished   H & B Frosties 1961    
           
13210 U-Haul   Sew 'n' Go 1972 "Poway Mall" Poway Bowl launch 1962 #1
~~~ adv #2
Westy's Lumber
Smart Set Feminine Fashions '72
adv 2 "Poway Mall"
Poway Bowl Coffee Shop Poway Bowl:
city's 1st bowling alley
  G&T TV Sales and Service '72 Poway Bowl TeePee Room 
 |    #2
Poway Bowl: entertainment '62
           

The Lively Center

         
13230 Los Memos
Mexican food
  Rally's hamburgers Foster's Freeze (demolished) Fosters Hickory Burgers!
Mocasalsa Foster's Freeze road sign 1971
with ponies!
Fosters 25¢ tacos! 1970
13236 Body Beautiful Car Wash   Randy Jones Car Wash    
13240 MMR Martial Arts   Music Trader    
13252

Cully's Restaurant #3
relocated from 12845

  ?    
13262 ~   Erb Civil Engineering    
13266 Bellus Academy   |
Craft Store
  Poway's second library
SDCL
   
13268 Cool Scrapbook Stuff #3   Carpet Country Flooring #2
relocated from 13864
relocated to 13358
   
13272 O'Reilly Auto Parts   Kragen Auto Parts    

end The Lively Center

           
13215 Irie Coast smoke shop   H & B burger drive-in H & B 1967  
13219 Poway Elks Lodge   Poway Elks Lodge earlier    
13243 Poway-Bernardo Mortuary   McCleod Mortuary ? Alheiser-Wilson, Poway-Bernardo Chapel 1973  
13247 vacant   Poway News Chieftain C&D Printing
Clark and Dull,
News-Chieftain owners
John's Barber Shop
relocated to 13305
Pomerado Publishing
(reversed sign)
13255 Poway Irrigation   Poway Chamber of Commerce #1    
         

Poway Plaza

early aerial:
Security Bank
& Big Bear market
  Poway Road
& Community Road, 1961

Despite "1956" in the photo's caption, the image appears to be from 1961, just after the opening
of Poway Plaza

Poway Plaza
Inaugural Leaseholders
listed January 1960

renovation 2004 with
current addresses listed
hi-res postcard approx 1961 Tenants February, 1973 aerial 2002
13301 Five Guys burgers   Pickup Stix California DMV King’s Liquor 1960
see next line for ads
13301 see line above   King Liquor adv #1 King Liquor adv #2 1961 King Liquor adv #4
King Liquor adv #3 1961 King Liquor adv #5
13303 Yogurt Land (new)     Shirtales 1973  
13305 Mamma Teresa Italian   Gaslight Barber Shop 1961  
13307 Ichzen Sushi &
Japanese food
  Poway Jewelers 1961 Pot o' Gold adv Poway Jewelers 1961  
13309 vacant   ? Poway Plaza Cafe 1961-73+
Chinese food
 
13311 Little Caesars Pizza   Poway Stationery 1973 Allyn Stationers 1962 Allyn Stationers 1960
13313 defunct   Merle Norman Cosmetics '68-'73+ Bonded TV 1961  
13315 Super Cuts   Maxine's Beauty Salon 1973 Fantastic Sam's Bonded Cleaners & Laundry 1961
13319 Tutoring & Math   East of Suez music store -
open May '72
Music Machine 1972 Ascherfeld Real Estate #1
East of Suez 1st anniversary My73 Music Machine article Harrisons Poway Furniture
13321 combined   Poway Plaza Pharmacy Harner's Plaza Pharmacy  
13323 Clarity Nails & Spa   Carolyn's Women's Apparel  1962 (& 13325)    
13327 Family & Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics   Fabric Centers 1973 Ben Franklin Crafts locate #1
relocated to 12313
Ben Franklin adv #1
13331 vacant     Bob's Shoes & Service 1973 Elite Bakery 1961
13337 Don's Liquor & Market   <- since 1972    
13339 vacant   sandwich shop?  

^ ^ ^ Poway Plaza - western building ^ ^ ^

           
           

Poway Plaza - southern building -->

13343 Michaels #2      &

The Grocery Outlet (13345)
  Dixieline Lumber
& Home Improvement Center

    
older
Builders Emporium (13345)

Big Bear market
(13323)

~
advertisement 1961

faint sign 1                faint sign 2 Big Bear advertisement Lorretta Young
13351 vacant   Toy Station - toy & hobby store Poway Chamber of Commerce #2
The Clothes Horse
earlier DMV The Boston Company
13335 combined & renumbered   Allyn Stationers 1962 Allyn Stationers 1960  
13335 combined & renumbered   Western Auto 1961    
13359 vacant   Rexall 1961 Rexall Plaza Pharmacy  
13361 combined   H & R Block 1973    
13363 vacant   ? Glen Wilder Realty 1973  
13373 Poway Optometry      
13375 Petco   ?    
13379 vacant   ?    
13381 Poway Chamber of Commerce #3   ?    
13383 Mainstream Bar & Grill 2   ?    
13385 Mainstream Bar & Grill  

Le Peep Grill        earlier Le Peep

International House of Pancakes IHOP Woody's Hardware
Heart Beat Cafe
           

Poway Plaza - parking lot buildings -->

13397 Autozone   Autozone earlier parking & field  
13341 Poway Shell   Chevron relocated from SE corner of Pomerado & Poway Texaco 1971  
13395 US Bank   Hollywood Video Security Pacific Bank Security First National Bank 1961

end Poway Plaza

           

Poway Valley Center

Poway Valley Center
Original Tenant Marquee 1961
       
13314 Poway's Irish Pub   Patrick's Irish Pub Joie's Hitching Post
aka Hitchin' Post
Joie's Tavern 1961 = 13316
13320 combined   Poway Paints close 1973    
13324     Boyd’s Cleaners 1961    
13332 Bongiorno's Pizza   Enzo's Pizza (13322?) Poway's first library SDCL  
13342 ?   Walker Animal Hospital 1972
(formerly the office of Dr. Ralph Cheney)
CD Printing 1970
13344 demolished   Ascherfeld Real Estate #2 George S. Hamilton optometrist  
13346 demolished   Bair Motors - auto dealership    
13348 ?   Dr. C. Britt Chiropractic 1972    
13356 1/2 demolished?   Farmers Insurance - McDonald 1968    
13358 Carpet Country Flooring #3
relocated from 13268
  candy store = _______? Poway Hairsmith salon
(John Hill)
Wally's Barber Shop
13366 ?   Chelsea Doll 1972    
13382 Jazzercise Poway Fitness Center   Cox Cable service center    

end Poway Valley Center

           
13390 Walgreens   Golden State gasoline Poway Gulf grand open #1 1968 Poway Wilshire Gas Station
Western Mower & Engine
(relocated)
Poway Gulf grand open #2 Go-Lo gas station
           

Community Road Intersection

           

Town & Country center

         
13408 Wells Fargo Bank   Citibank relocated to 13445 California Federal S&L Mitsubishi Bank #2
San Diego Trust & Savings First Interstate Bank
13414 Kahoots Pet store   Mary's Secret Garden Big 5 Sporting Goods #1
(later at 12630)
 
13432 Poor Boy Subs
relocated from 13483
  Quizno's Sub shop
relocated from 13483
another donut shop John McRight CPA
13438 Von's super market #2   Safeway 1972    
13450 In the Mix Yogurt   ?    
13464 Coco's Restaurant & Bakery   Bob's Big Boy    
13504 Rubio's Mexican Grill   _______ ? deli & sandwiches 1992    
13510 Round Table Pizza   ?    
13512 Lloyd Thompson DDS   ?    
13516 City Dragon Chinese
relocated from 13513
  ?    
13532 new tenant?   Hair Palace Suburban Realty 1972  
13534 Donuts N Things
since 1984
=original T&C tenant?
       
13536 Sprouts Farmers market   Henry's Farmers market
& Boney's Marketplace
Longs Drugs Safeway market
13538 Smoothie King  

?

   
13538 P & V Thai Cafe   ?    
13556 Poway Mobil   ?    

end Town & Country center

           

Creekside Plaza

13409 - 13589   before development - 1960:
Haley's trailer park "13517"
   
13445 Citibank | Verizon   Blockbuster Video    
13465 Mission Federal   Boston Market restaurant    
13475 Digiplex Cinemas   Ultrastar Poway 10 Theatres Edwards Cinemas  
13477 Baskin Robbins #3   Ringo G's Mexican "13479"    
13479 Starbucks   ?    
13483 vacant   BGR The Burger Joint Surf Brothers Teriyaki Poor Boy Subs
relocated to 13432
13487 Daphne's Greek Cafe   ?    
13491 Jamba Juice   Boll Weevil Restaurant 13491    
13495 Chipotle Mexican Grill      
13507 (pre Creekside Plaza)   Century 21 – Juanita Harmon Realtor/Tres Ranchos office #2    
13509 Subway sandwiches   Baskin Robbins #2 (moved to 13477)    
13513 Kasi Indian Food   City Dragon Chinese restaurant
relocated to 13516
   
13525 Artistry In Gold
Fine Jewelry
  original Creekside tenant 1992    
13545 Gamestop   RadioShack     (relocated 12354)    
13553 Sprint   UPS Store (relocated briefly 12352)    
13565 Crystal Gardens Florist   original Creekside tenant 1992    
13589 Stater Brothers   Albertsons market original Haley's trailer park:
covered much of Creekside Plaza
 

end Creekside Plaza

           

Midland Road Intersection

           

Poway City Centre

         
13616 California Coast
Credit Union
  Mercury Savings & Loan    
13630 vacant   Office Depot K-Mart - spanned both spaces  
13644 Steinmart      
13650 Home Goods   ?    
13640 combined   Poway Pets 1972    
13654 El Ranchito Taco Shop   Kountry Kafe #1
relocated to 13715
   
13654 Bisher's Quality Meats   ?    
13670 Company Pub   Miami Grille    

end Poway City Center

           
13611 Toyota of Poway   Midland Auto Repair  
13631 Toyota of Poway    Scion   Chrysler Jeep  
13649 demolished   Green Tree Nursery 1970    
13659 demolished   Farmer’s Insurance Group '61    
13715 Kountry Kafe #2
relocated from 13654
  House of Sweden
A  & W   diagonal overhang supports -
the evening realm of car hops
A & W Root Beer
diagonal supports - day time
           

Gate Road Intersection

           
           
13741 demolished  

Fujiwara’s Nursery 1972

Dan Gough Realty 1961
from 14168
Stock Feed & Supply 1954
Sinderholm home +
13747 Poway Honda  

Hayes-Green Realty 1972

   
13757 demolished   Nor-San Escrow
& Shepardson Company 1970
Poway Foreign Car Service  
13761 demolished   Hills Nursery 1961+    
           
13742 Lowe's Home Improvement   || Lowe's 1
(demo begins Feb14) ||  Lowe's logo
  Poway Chevrolet dealer former Toyota Poway used cars Lou Grubb Chevrolet
13750 Lowe's movie panorama 9 May 2014   Lowe's pad west 9 May 2014 Lowe's pad east 9 May 2014 Lowe's grading
14 April 14
13760 Lowe's Home Improvement
(demo began Feb14)
  former Toyota of Poway also prior Poway Chevrolet #1 Poway Chrysler dealer
Poway Mazda dealer
           
13811 Jeep Chrysler Ram   Greiner Buick GM Richardson Buick GM Tahoe  
13845 Best Western Poway/San Diego Hotel   Best Western Poway Country Inn Franciscan Inn  
13863 Quality Recycling   AAMCO Transmissions    
           

Vista View Drive Intersection

           
13905 Hunda Automotive   ?    
           
13830 A+ Autocare   DeMartini's Bicycle Shop =13852 (A+ Autocare relocated from 13097)  
13846 demolished   G&C Auto Repair 1961    
13856 demolished   Cactus Jack's Mexican Mexican Villa 1968-72+
"Commotion Lane Center"
 
13860 demolished   Valley Appliance TV & Furniture
1967-72

"Commotion Lane Center"?
 
13864 Poway Auto Group sales   Breathe Fitness  ~  wider view Poway Mitsubishi dealer Carpet Country Flooring #1
relocated to 13268
Cully's Restaurant #1
relocated to 12845
           

Evanston Drive & Adah Lane Intersections

           
13904

demolished

 

Steve's Produce

   
13910 Poway Mitsubishi & Hyundai   obliterated Otis Post Rd,
Red Bird Tavern & old homes
map: Otis Post Rd
& Courier Way
~
Otis & Courier curve remnant    |        map #3
Otis Ranch Store
& Post Office #2 1931
1934 William Otis:
Post Office & Truck
Otis Ranch Post Office 1930
13954 ? demolished   Red Bird Tavern / Inn 1956+ Debbie Joe’s #2 locate?  
           
13965 Smog Station   Tony's Foreign Car & Darnell's Automotive 1967 Charlie's Feed & Tack  
           
14015 demolished   Maylen Electrical    
           
14034 vacant   Jimmy's BrickPit BBQ    
           
14025 Sea Breeze Glass       Poway's 1st motel
14025 Beauty & the Beast Pet Grooming       Poway's 1st motel
           
14031 Animal Medical Hospital   Shindig beer bar    
14037 A-1 Concrete Pumping   Fletcher Bowron, former L.A. mayor's childhood home 1964    
           

Welton Way Intersection

           
14103 Wiederrich Chiropractic   ?    
14115 Crazy Charlie's Car Wash   ?    
           

Olive Tree Lane & Golden Way Intersections

           
14141 Poway Road Mini Storage   ?    
           
14134 ? Mossy Nissan
overflow lot
  Whiskey Creek The Ivanhoe The Hideout 1961
Jones and O’Malley, attorneys 1961
           

Lincoln Center - Poway Road & Garden Road Split Area:
aerial photo with notes on former businesses by Joe Drewett

Lincoln Center

         
14168 Welldeck Liquor   Augustine & Kenney Pet Hospital Dan F. Gough "Poway's 1st Realtor" <-- relocated 13741
14220 demolished   Gough Realty 1961    

end Lincoln Center

           
14225
Poway & Garden Roads
northeast corner
7-Eleven at Garden Rd split   Darnell Union station   |   grand opening Whitey's Union station Wheeling TeePees
also=12462
demolished   Pacific Equipment Rentals    
14259 demolished   Woody’s Ye Olde Pizza Parlor
1963-1973
   
           
14251 Garden Rd California Keg & Liquor   Gordon's Grocery |
Chieftain adv #2 1957
   
14277 Garden Rd Elston Hay & Grain   7-Eleven (relocated to 14225)  
           
14338 Garden Rd tract home?   Covey Appliance Repair 1961    
           
14254 Storage West Self Storage   Filippi's Pizza Grotto
(relocated to 12245 Poway Rd, then 13000 Oak Knoll Dr)
Zuke’s Family Restaurant
~ 1967   ~ 1970   ~ 1973

Boveri's Italian & American 1961
~
#2 adv

14272 Mt. Olive Lutheran Church        

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Related Local History Links:

Poway, California 92064 main page

U.S. 395 & the original Pomerado Road

Pomerado widening 1962 from Poway Rd to Tassell

Poway Rd & Pomerado Rd    intersection vicinity 1965
 -
Annotated by Mary Shepardson - hi res - can be magnified
Poway Rd & Community Rd  intersection vicinity 1965  
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Annotated by Mary Shepardson - hi res - can be magnified

Garden Road intersection
1982 traffic signal launch
by Mayor Mary Shepardson

Poway Road - Automotive Business Galore
Poway Walmart Super Center - Manifest Destiny
 
Poway's 2nd Post Office: 1915   ~  Poway Rd at Evanston, 2d view
Poway's 3rd Post Office: at corner of Midland & Hilleary
First replaced by The Ranch feed store
Then replaced by Plowboy's Market
which was then demolished for Walmart expansion
 
Texaco on Midland at Edgemoor:
1957  ~  1961   ~  2014 gone - Old Poway Village
 

Big Stone Lodge 12237 (Old) Pomerado Road

-1939 Economy Richfield gas station; (Pomerado was U.S. 395 until 1949)
-19?? Pomerada Club "Booze & Music in Telegraph Canyon"
-1962 Italian pizza for "nice people"
-1968 Mexican & American food
-1970 Big "Stoned" Lodge
-2007 Decrepit hodgepodge eyesore comprised of  T-111 & termites
 
Some images from "Poway: A Pictorial History"
by Palomar Savings & Loan, 1981
 

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Page compiled by Derrick Garbell
All rights reserved ©2013-2014
Updated 15 September 2016

Major Collaborator: Mary Shepardson

Other content contributors:
Jeannie Schneider, James O'Connor, John Short, Valerie Hassan, Leslie Anderson, Ed Clark, Rick Savage, Linda Lewis, Greg Bowcott, Tom Morris, Joe Drewett, Natalie Zuill Allbritain, Jerri Strombeck, Donna Ransdell, Ron Schmidt, Sara Scrim
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