Hollywood Ranch Market


Hollywood's firs market was the Hollywood Cash Grocery on Sunset Blvd. & Cahuenga Ave.  Owned by Alfred Watts, it delivered groceries all over the Cahuenga Valley. In February, 1929, Hollywood saw the opening of the Mandarin Market located on the northeast corner of Vine and La Mirada Streets. Designed of Chinese architectural style, the Drive-in market had two fully enclosed stores in addition to the customary stalls for fruits and vegetables. Success was short-lived for the small market, for it closed in 1933. The structure stayed vacant until 1936 when Nate Gilbert and Larry Fredrick purchased the property. After months of remodeling and expanding the property, the Hollywood Ranch Market, on Vine Street.  was unveiled to the public. The Hollywood Ranch had the distinction of being the first to established a self service market which was open 24 hours. Their motto was "We Never Close." In addition, the snack bar on Vine Street was a popular gathering place for many celebrities because it was just down the street from some of the radio and television studios. It wasn't unusual to see such personalities as Frank Sinatra, Red Skelton and Steve Allen at the Hollywood Ranch Market's snack bar. With the advent of super markets staying open all nights, the Hollywood Ranch Market began to struggle to compete. It finally closed its doors in the 1990s. Similar photos can be found in the Miscellaneous category of this web site.

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Hollywood Ranch Market on Vine St.
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Hollywood Ranch Market on Vine St.
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Hollywood Ranch Market on Vine St.
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Hollywood Ranch Market on Vine St.
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HRM-001
1961
Hollywood Ranch MarketHollywood Ranch Market on Vine St.
HRM-002
1971
Hollywood Ranch MarketHollywood Ranch Market on Vine St.
HRM-003
1976
Hollywood Ranch MarketHollywood Ranch Market on Vine St.
HRM-004-1
1976
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Hollywood Ranch Market on Vine St.
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Hollywood Ranch Market on Vine Street
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Hollywood Ranch Market on Vine St.
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Hollywood Ranch Market on Vine St.
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HRM-005
1976
Hollywood Ranch MarketHollywood Ranch Market on Vine Street
HRM-006-1
1976
Hollywood Ranch MarketHollywood Ranch Market on Vine St.
HRM-007
1976
Hollywood Ranch MarketHollywood Ranch Market on Vine St.
HRM-008
1977
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Hollywood Ranch Market on Vine St.
 
Hollywood Ranch MarketHollywood Ranch Market on Vine St.
HRM-009
1976