This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in Pasadena and Altadena between 1925 and 1971, compiled from city directories, telephone books, and other sources. It is generated through a live Google Spreadsheet so it reflects the latest information I have.
- The first Trader Joe’s location opened at 610 S. Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena in 1968.
- The Southern California Market Basket chain was also established in Pasadena in about 1930.
- Pasadena would be home to the final store in the HOWS chain, founded by the former owner of Hughes Markets, until its closure in 2014.
- Market Basket
- Pay N’ Takit
- Piggly Wiggly
- Shopping Bag
- Trader Joe’s