Huge Asian Supermarket to finally open within weeks
Just two and a half hours after opening, the underground parking lot of the 99 Ranch Market in Westwood is almost full. Situated opposite the popular Saffron & Rose Persian ice cream shop, the store is currently in its soft-open phase until November 29. Nonetheless, the store is buzzing with activity, attracting a diverse crowd including UCLA students and primarily Asian local residents.
Shoppers are actively exploring the aisles, filling their red shopping baskets with a variety of items like rice paper, frozen dumplings, imported snacks, instant noodles, and more. The store caters to a range of Asian cuisines, offering ingredients for Chinese, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean, and Thai dishes.
This new Westwood outlet of 99 Ranch Market stands out with its modern design compared to older locations in the San Gabriel Valley and other parts of Southern California. Notably, its food court is a first among the company’s stores in Los Angeles County, as stated by company chairman Jonson Chen, son of founder Roger Chen. This is the second 99 Ranch Market to include a food court, following the pattern set by the recently opened store in Eastvale in the Inland Empire.
Chen has announced that the official grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on November 29. While it’s still early to predict the long-term turnout, the initial response during the soft opening suggests that this new Westside location of 99 Ranch Market has successfully attracted a solid customer base.
Located at 1360 Westwood Blvd., 99 Ranch Market operates daily from 8 am to 10 pm. Customers are offered 90 minutes of validated parking in the underground parking area with any purchase from the store.