El Rancho Market locations in Socal, 1979

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El Rancho Market locations in Socal, 1979

Post by runchadrun » 30 Jan 2007 15:40

This is a list of El Rancho Markets from 1979, when they were bought by Hughes.

Sunset and Huntington, Arcadia
320 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena
Fremont and Huntington, South Pasadena
Warner and Algonquin, Huntington Beach
2722 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach
2555 Eastbluff Drive, Eastbluff (Newport Beach)
University and Michelson, Irvine
23641 Moulton Pkwy, Laguna Hills

The South Pas and Laguna Hills stores are both now Big Lots and the Newport Blvd store appears to be an empty lot. It's on the peninsula so it couldn't have been very big anyway. The current Arcadia store is a replacement store.

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Post by socalgrocer » 09 Feb 2007 20:20

Did Hughes operate El Rancho as a banner or did they become Hughes?

Also, could any post a picture of the Hughes sign from the Monterey Park location? I used to enjoy drawing it when I was a kid. (The sign was the one on a triangular holder at the Atlantic/Emerson traffic signal, now replaced by a Ralphs sign without the triangle).

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Re: El Rancho Market locations in Socal, 1979

Post by Dean » 22 Sep 2009 00:41

runchadrun wrote:This is a list of El Rancho Markets from 1979, when they were bought by Hughes.

Sunset and Huntington, Arcadia
320 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena
Fremont and Huntington, South Pasadena
Warner and Algonquin, Huntington Beach
2722 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach
2555 Eastbluff Drive, Eastbluff (Newport Beach)
University and Michelson, Irvine
23641 Moulton Pkwy, Laguna Hills

The South Pas and Laguna Hills stores are both now Big Lots and the Newport Blvd store appears to be an empty lot. It's on the peninsula so it couldn't have been very big anyway. The current Arcadia store is a replacement store.
Thought of this chain...and was wondering:

From the locations listed, were the sites a la Bristol Farms? Catering to the high end?

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Re: El Rancho Market locations in Socal, 1979

Post by Jeff » 22 Sep 2009 13:05

Update on sites:

320 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena - Became Hughes, now Ralphs Fresh Faire
Warner and Algonquin, Huntington Beach - Its actually on Algonquin just north of Warner. Looks vacant today. May have been a Ralphs.
2555 Eastbluff Drive, Eastbluff (Newport Beach) - Ralphs Today.
University and Michelson, Irvine - Ralphs

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Post by klkla » 22 Sep 2009 13:27

socalgrocer wrote:Did Hughes operate El Rancho as a banner or did they become Hughes?
I remember the Pasadena store having a sign that said "Hughes El Rancho".

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Re: El Rancho Market locations in Socal, 1979

Post by rich » 22 Sep 2009 15:30

the one in Arcadia used "El Rancho" alone into the 80s.

They also gave S&H Green Stamps for awhile, when hardly anyone still had stamps--late 70s, beginning of the 80s, I seem to recall. I think by then Blue Chip was gone. Smith's Food King had used S&H in the eraly 70s. Mayfair & Alpha-beta started with S&H, but later switched to Blue Chip.

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Re: El Rancho Market locations in Socal, 1979

Post by enginecapt » 05 Nov 2009 19:54

I distinctly remember one on East Chapman in Orange, although I can't be sure if it was still in operation in 1978. It certainly was in 1975.
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