Dick’s Center

Dick’s Center was a part of a family-owned grocery store chain owned by Dick Yee. The first supermarket opened in 1948, on Fourth Street in San Jose and the building and giant sign still stand.

There were once 15 stores in this flourishing chain in the South Bay. You can read the fascinating story of Dick Yee’s journey to becoming an entrepreneur here.

This next sketch is of the sign from the 3rd store. Not as old as the sign above, but far more attractive, particularly that lovely specimen of an arrow.




1st store: 1020 North 4th Street
3rd store: 1400 South Bascom Avenue

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