Sacramento landmark businesses that have closedLoading
  • The recent closure of the Hostess, Campbell's Soup and Coca Cola Bottling operations in Sacramento prompted us to recall other local landmark businesses that have faded into history.

    Pyramid Alehouse (2013)

    The Pyramid Alehouse, located on the site of the former Ransohoff's department store on K Street, permanently closed its doors in 2013.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Sacramento Coca-Cola Bottling Co. (sold 2013)

    The venerable Coca-Cola Bottling Co. plant on Stockton Blvd. at Miller Way, a landmark in the city for decades, received a sparkling fresh paint job in 1998.
    DICK SCHMIDT | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • Campbell's Soup plant (closed 2012)

    Sacramento's Campbell Soup facility and its landmark water tower with Campbell's logo in 1996.
    DICK SCHMIDT | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • Hostess Brands (closed 2012)

    Hostess driver moves truck at the Hostess plant on Arden Way in 2012.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • RB Houseplants

    Capital Nursery (closed 2012)

    Joan Coulat examines some of the indoor plants at the Capital Nursery store on Freeport Boulevard in 2011.
    Randall Benton | RBenton@sacbee.com
  • William Glen announces to it's employees it wil be closing at the end of the year

    William Glen (closed 2010)

    Mary Worthing, a William Glen employee for 26 years, closes out the register at the end of the day after the landmark Town & Country Village store announced it will close at the end of 2010.
    Lezlie Sterling | lsterling@sacbee.com
  • Mike Daugherty Chevrolet (closed 2010)

    Mike Daugherty Chevrolet, Fulton and El Camino, in 1998.
    OWEN BREWER | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • Senator Auto Group (closed 2009)

    San Jose Construction company remodels Senator Ford for a new dealership in 2003.
    Andy Alfaro | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • RP TOWER RECORDS

    Tower Chain (closed 2006)

    Tower Records, at 16th and Broadway, in 2006.
    Randy Pench | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • Firestone Tire building (closed 2004)

    Artist's renderings of new restaurants planned for the former Firestone tire building in downtown Sacramento at 16th and L streets. David McLean, Vrilakas Architects
    Vrilakas Architects
  • Breuner's Home Furnishings (closed 2004)

    Breuner's began as a furniture store in 1856. This circa 1900 photo shows the expanded Breuner's department store on K Street. Photo courtesy the Center for Sacramento History
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    Apple Computer plant (closed 2004)

    Apple Computer's manufacturing facility in Elk Grove on Laguna Blvd., 2004.
    RANDY PENCH | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • Waldo Bowers (moved 2002)

    Zocalo, a restaurant and the cornerstone of the building that was once an auto dealership, the Arnold Brothers Building and a Waldo Bowers Floor Coverings store.
    David Brooks
  • Money Store (closed 2000)

    The Money Store building in West Sacramento is a spectacular sight at night with the exterior lighting, 1998.
    OWEN BREWER | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • PACKARD BELL

    Packard Bell NEC plant (closed 1999)

    Exterior of the Packard Bell facility in Sacramento taken in 1995.
    LAURA CHUN | THE SACRAMENTO BEE
  • OB/WEINSTOCK'S/BZ

    Weinstock's Department Stores (closed 1996)

    Weinstock's at Arden Fair Mall, 1995.
    OWEN BREWER | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • THE SACRAMENTO BEE 150 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

    Alhambra Theatre (closed 1973)

    The Alhambra Theatre in Sacramento. A Safeway grocery store now occupies the land. (Undated photo)
    SAMCC / SACRAMENTO BEE | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • OUR CENTURY

    Edmonds Field (closed 1964)

    An overflow crowd enjoys baseball's opening day at Edmonds Field in 1948. A Target store now occupies the site.
    BEE FILE PHOTOGRAPH | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • Buffalo Brewery (closed 1945)

    The Buffalo Brewery circa 1920-1930. The photo was taken from the center of Q Street, looking at the northwest corner of the building, which faces west on 21st Street. The tracks are streetcar tracks on 21st Street. The Sacramento Bee now occupies the site.
    COURTESY OF JOHN THOMAS
The recent closure of the Hostess, Campbell's Soup and Coca Cola Bottling operations in Sacramento prompted us to recall other local landmark businesses that have faded into history.
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