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Mar 6, 2014 09:05 PM

Hows last location is closing!

This makes me sad! I loved Hows and Hughes! So sad!

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    1. re: ozhead

      now i'm waiting for someone to ask "why?"

      1. The one on Huntington at San Gabriel?

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        1. re: ElsieDee

          i gave up on them when they stopped selling salmon heads for only $.75 (that included the collar, BTW).

        2. But when Roger Hughes died and the other 3 partners held on to the Huntington Drive site, the buying power, to say nothing of the competitive environment, all slowly took their toll. And the changing demographics in that area could not have helped.
          Hughes Market was always my favorite market when I moved to Sherman Oaks over 30 years ago, and would continue to be so today if....
          Hows was never the same as Hughes, although they tried to be.
          Time marches on, competition changes things, just as the Albertson's takeover of Vons & Safeway will prove fairly soon.

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          1. re: carter

            Von's, and esp Safeway into Albertsons=A drastic mistake IMO.

            1. re: VenusCafe

              I can't stand either Vons or Albertson's, but when it comes to image, there's no question that Vons/Safeway > Albertson's.

          2. I was informed of this the other day. Very sad indeed, especially for anyone who buys meat.

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            1. re: Jack Flash

              Sad to hear this news. I shopped at Hughes and Hows with my now gone loved ones and have lots of memories. As well it was part of my tradition to order Diestel turkey from Hows each November......

              1. re: Jack Flash

                The last few times I had been to the San Marino location, the store seemed so empty that I had wondered how long it would afford to stay open. In contrast the Whole Foods in east and west Pasadena is always full - often getting parking takes time.

                I used to love their weekly specials but noted for a while that prime was not often on their list anymore.