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Old Nob Hill Foods Location

Original post made by MVResidentX, Old Mountain View, on Sep 10, 2007

Now that Nob Hill has opened up its larger, fancier store, what are the plans for the old location next door? I would love to see a 24 hour Fitness Center move in that spot.

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Posted by gym rat
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Sep 11, 2007 at 2:20 pm

I don't think that will happen. I think there are plans of remodeling the former Albertson's Mkt. on California Avenue near San Antonio Shopping Center into a 24hr Fitness. Their current site is too crowded and small for expansion.


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Posted by Ago
a resident of North Whisman
on Sep 11, 2007 at 5:16 pm

I don't know how many other people would be interested in this but I would love to see a "99 Ranch" Asian market move into that spot. They opened up a really nice new branch in Foster City not too long ago and really revitalized that commercial strip.


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Posted by MVMoose
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Sep 11, 2007 at 11:05 pm

Please, anything BUT a 99 Ranch market.


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Posted by Ago
a resident of North Whisman
on Sep 12, 2007 at 11:30 pm

I was just thinking of a viable business that would be a good fit in that amount of square footage so that they don't have to tear down the building. Maybe a 24 Hour Fitness could go in there and 99 Ranch market could go into the former Albertson's building on California Avenue.


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Posted by Steffan
a resident of Shoreline West
on Sep 16, 2007 at 9:39 pm

Please --- NO 99 Ranch market!!! The traffic would be bad, and [portion removed by Mountain View Voice staff].


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Posted by MVResidentX
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 17, 2007 at 7:17 pm

Why would Ranch 99 attract more traffic than the old Albertson's market? I think it should replace the old Albertson's on Cal. Ave. Mountain View has a large Asian population who would probably love to have an Asian food store nearby. It would not make sense to put Ranch 99 right next Nob Hill Foods though - redundant businesses. I think 24 Hour Fitness would be great at the old Nob Hill building. A lot of working commuters driving on routes 237, 85 and El Camino and pass by this location every morning and night. I think a gym would do quite well there. Also, people living in the neighborhoods near Grant Road have only the YMCA (which is much more expensive to join) as a gym option.


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Posted by MVR
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 17, 2007 at 11:41 pm

No 99 Ranch! :P


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Posted by YesRanch99
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 18, 2007 at 1:21 pm

A Ranch99 in MV is a GREAT idea!!!

Especially after the Golden Phoenix on Rengstorff closed.

Like some said before, a good location would be the old Albertson's on CA St.


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Posted by MVResidentX
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 10, 2007 at 2:51 pm

Anyone know what is happening at that location? There is a lot of renovation going on - especially at the old Nob Hill location.


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Posted by Ago
a resident of North Whisman
on Oct 18, 2007 at 5:34 pm

According to the Development Project list on the City of Mountain View website it is a "Facade Enhancement and Sign Program" for Grant Park Plaza.

Web Link

There's also a mention of exterior remodeling on this commercial real estate site:

Web Link


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Posted by sktyler
a resident of Waverly Park
on Nov 14, 2007 at 11:28 am

Anyone have any idea just what business will be moving into the old Nob Hill market building? It looks like a pretty large facade (one that could accomodate a big sign) is going up above the building there... Would be nice to know what to expect down the road!


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Posted by madir
a resident of Castro City
on Mar 7, 2008 at 4:26 pm

I agree with MVResidentX and I think that a Ranch 99 in the old Albertson site would be a good thing. The amount of traffic would be no more than it was for Albertson or the current Safeway close by. I don't know why anyone would think that a 24Hr Fitness would move in to that site. No matter how crowded it gets, 24HrFitness-MV would still be signing up new members to increase its profits.


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Posted by Jeremy
a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 14, 2008 at 7:42 pm

I shop at Ranch 99 and Marina in Cupertino and having a Ranch 99 here would be much more convenient. I enjoy the Asian products as their selection and prices are much better than the "Ethnic Aisle" at Safeway/other.

It would not compete with Nob Hill as much as you think. Ranch99 carries numerous items that Nob Hill does not and vice versa (ex. many Asian vegetables).


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Posted by Ago
a resident of North Whisman
on May 20, 2008 at 1:50 am

The Loopnet website confirms that "99 Ranch" is going to be moving into the spot vacated by Nob Hill:

Web Link

Also, 24-Hour Fitness "Super Sport" is moving into the old Albertson's building on California Street:

Web Link


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Posted by Mel
a resident of Rex Manor
on Jan 10, 2009 at 9:16 am

Well, the Ranch 99 has opened. Happy to see that one opened close to us in Mountain View.
Sadly a fire has happened. I don't know any other details.


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Posted by carl m
a resident of another community
on Apr 3, 2009 at 12:07 am

been there recently they got awesome selection of seafood really fresh too and very resonably priced espesially in this economy we should call them the 99cents store hahahaha holy week comming soon bet they will have more good deals by then


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