Mother's Market & Kitchen coming Manhattan Beach & Signal Hill

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Mother's Market & Kitchen coming Manhattan Beach & Signal Hill

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I haven't heard anything about the Mother's chain, which apparently has had a presence in Orange County for quite some time. Interesting that both sites will be former Fresh & Easy stores -- including the Manhattan Beach space on Rosecrans Ave. that was F&E's "flagship" / "experimental" store due to its proximity to F&E's corporate headquarters in El Segundo.

It will be interesting to see how Mother's does in the Manhattan Beach location. Within a one-mile radius of that store, you have Food 4 Less, Bristol Farms, Trader Joe's, Ralph's Fresh Fare, and Whole Foods. The former F&E space Mother's is going into is adjacent to and essentially shares a parking lot with TJ's. In the F&E days, it was common to see TJ's completely packed and brimming with business while the F&E store would have literally zero customers inside.

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How is their product? I walked one of their stores a couple years ago somewhere south of Santa Ana and was not too enticed by anything I saw. I think I left emptyhanded actually, but I stumbled upon the store unexpectedly after a fairly large meal, so it was not the optimal time.

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I've never heard of this chain before. I looked at their Yelp reviews which were generally pretty good. They seem to emphasize the restaurant experience as much as the grocery experience which should help them differentiate themselves.

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They are a bit of a unique format. They do have a standard mix of grocery items though. I forget if they were supplied by Unified or C&S... don't recall pricing being anything too extreme one way or the other.

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