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by Mah, Downtown,
on Sep 23, 2009
What is 99 Ranch Market? Is it like a Luinardis, Constantinos, whole foods, trader joe-ish type of market?
I vaguely remember seeing that name years ago as I was commuting all over the bay area.. and for some reason Milpitas/warm springs comes to mind on having it there?
I had hoped for Whole Foods, wonderful place. 99 Ranch is like the Dublin store, Asian Market.
Whole Foods would have been a better choice for this Pleasanton location. 99 Ranch does not sell sustainable anything. Especially fish. If you like fish make it a sustainable choice or our seas will no longer feed us.
I love 99 Ranch, too. A ton of good-priced veggies - meat & seafood is reasonable and "sustainable"...?? I've never had a problem with their food. Their bread is great, too. It is supposed to open sometime mid-year 2010.
Whole Foods would not makse sense for that particular location... not with Trader Joe's right down the street.
The 99 Ranch Market in Milpitas used to have chickens hanging from the ceiling with flies flying around them. A really big turnoff. Do they still do that?
Ranch 99 is a fantastic alternative to any high-priced supermarket & especially Whole Paycheck (IMHO) They are the last place in the entire Bay Area for live fish, crab & lobsters aside from commercial fish mongers, heading out to Fisherman's Warf or catching them yourselves.
Yes you can buy a chicken that's been freshly plucked & hanging from a hook, plus chicken/duck feet, fish eye's, pork snouts & just about any asian delicacy (i.e. non-western, odd food item) you can think of. Their fruits & veggies are among the cheapest & freshest in the Bay Area & if you like dumplings, fresh baked breads & pastries & are looking for a unique chili sauce, paste or any fire-like taste bud inducing sauce this is the place.
Regarding "sustainable" fish? I don't trust anything that spews from the mouths of earth 1st, the EDF, sierra club, et. al.
Wacko, wacko, wacko
Whole Foods would have been a GREAT choice - it does not EVEN compare to Trader Joes! Two totally separate venues!
Mah, it is not Ranch 99 that will be opening in the Rose Pavilion but rather another specialty grocer ("Fresh & Easy"?) er I don't remember the exact name. I don't believe their specialty is live whole fish, chicken, duck or any of the other items you find at R-99. I don't believe they've started the tennant improvements yet, since Express Fitness just move out of that space a couple of weeks ago. I hope this helps!
Ranch 99 is moving into the old Levitz location -- near CVS (Long's) and Erik's Deli.
We need a Lunardis Markets
Ranch 99 sells live farmed tilapia and catfish, two of the most sustainable fish you can get. Just because they don't throw around greenwashing labels like 'organic' and 'sustainable' doesn't mean they don't have enviro-friendly products.
I won't be shopping at any 99 market. Everytime I go in I gag. The smell of fish hits you like a wave. I don't like seeing fish gasping for breath in such small tanks. Has anyone been told about ranch raised fish? in order for them to live in such close quarters the have to be feed pelitized food that has all kinds of stuff in it plus, they or swimming in more fish dung than the would be it the wild. Think about it. whould you eat a fish like that? I was hopeing that a Whole foods or Traider Joes would go in at the Vintage Hills shopping center.
Oh great just what we need, here we go. I moved out of the southbay to get away from stores like this! Lunardi's would of been better. Leave all the smelly fishy stores in the southbay please.
As nice as Whole Foods would be in the Rose Pavilion center, they are already planning to open in Dublin at The Green on Park Place.
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great another asian store
Why can't Pleasanton seem to attract any businesses that are really wanted. Whole Foods would have been perfect here. We also need some restaurants that go beyond what it is downtown. How about a nice California Pizza Kitchen or Bread & Company. Something healthy that has variety and is reasonably priced. How many takeout Asian, Italian and yougurt shops does one town need.
I'm thrilled to have the retail space utilized.
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