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Upscale market is a casualty of the economic downturn

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It's a sad state of affairs for HOWS Markets, the upscale chain co-founded in 1999 by the heir of the Hughes family supermarket dynasty. The store featured high-quality produce and meats at the Granada Hills location, as well as in Malibu, Pasadena, Torrance, North Hollywood and Canyon Country. But now members of the family, which had been in the grocery business since the 1930s, and their partners, are shutting down all but one of the HOWS stores β€” only the Pasadena location will remain open. Click here for the rest of the story in Friday's Business section:

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Photo: "It’s been a tough couple of years,” said Mark Oerum, a HOWS partner, shown at the Granada Hills store. When the economy went south three years ago, he said, customers who had bought steak switched to pot roast and chicken β€” and the stores suffered. Credit: Katie Falkenberg / For The Times

 
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Well, if the condition of the market in the South Bay was any indication, they certainly let their "upscale" image deteriorate. That market was not really a very nice market at all. It seemed like it was not very well kept and the checkers were not at all friendly or nice. I only went there a couple of times and decided not to return.


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