Independent Grocer to Replace HOWS Market in Malibu

Center representative hopes the new market will open March 1 at the Trancas Country Market.

Patch file photo
Patch file photo
The HOWS Market, that used to be located at the Trancas Country Market, has been replaced by a new independent store, Vintage Grocer, reports the Malibu Times.

"Several banners went up on Wednesday displaying the new name and center representative Scott Rozier said he is hoping for a March 1 opening, with possibly a soft opening around Feb. 19," according to the article.

The new store's banners announce it will offer services such as a juice bar, a hot buffet, a salad bar, a brick oven pizza and a sandwich bar, according to Malibu Times.

For the full story, visit the Malibu Times website.

Julie Eamer January 12, 2014 at 05:52 PM
INDEPENDENT...really? Google..Walmart Grocery Stores! The new "Walmart Neighborhood Market" opened in Oxnard. Popular Towns and Cities, San Francisco etc. are getting the Boutique-"VINTAGE GROCER" they change their Walmart name for the area (wonder why).....the LLC is the Walton Family. Please.. INDEPENDENT..I'm sure Sam, Drill, Sea Lily, etc. would love to be INDEPENDENT as "Vintage Grocer".
Mark Hayes January 12, 2014 at 07:01 PM
Julie feel free to shop at Vons.
Julie Eamer January 12, 2014 at 07:37 PM
They are still not an INDEPENDENT market...no matter how many INDEPENDENT suppliers they have. I’m not pooh-poohing them I know they have hired locally a good guy from over the hill. My beef is people need to know (to make their own decisions ) who REALLY owns, runs(has the last word) & profits from this market. To call it an INDEPENDENT Market is not true. Some people I’ve talked to wont step foot on the Trancas property or Ralph's because of Walmarts human Rights issues, pensions, employees etc..they have been sued more than, someone said, more than any other company in the US...?????? I don’t know....just saying! I’ll be shopping there, I lost my scruples years ago!
Mark Hayes January 12, 2014 at 08:36 PM
so maybe your intense scrutiny and constant criticism will make them want to sell. Then the expenses can triple and the small tenants can thank you. I dont care who owns the market just maintain a high standard which the two corporate markets (Ralphs and Vons don't),get us the freshest and most organic meat and produce possible and set a new level of customer service.
Stoked January 13, 2014 at 12:08 PM
Please supply a link to the Walmart rumor. I have already spent too much time trying to confirm their connection to 'Vintage Grocer' and haven't had a hit yet. In my book, that would be a major turnoff but I will remain optimistic until I have proof.


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