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Architect's Rendering of New Market Coming To Lake Chabot Road

A Castro Valley family with a background in the meat business has a vision for the old Raley's site where Quail Avenue intersects Lake Cabot Road.

 

Keep your eye on the tired, graffiti-ridden vacancy where Lake Chabot Road intersects Quail Avenue.

Something like the architect's rendering above should take shape there soon.

As Patch has reported, Hans and Herbert Cho are getting the permits to create a multi-purpose food bazaar at what used to be a Raley's store.

The Chos, who grew up in Castro Valley, are second-generation meat sellers. They plan to sublease parts of the roughly 10,000 square foot building to other food sellers, such as produce, grocery or prepared foods vendors. 

They will model their business on the San Pedro Square Marketplace in San Jose.

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Bret Mogilefsky March 26, 2013 at 07:23 PM
Very very much looking forward to this. It's been an eyesore for the 7 years I've lived in the neighborhood, and it was our hope from the day we moved in that it would be a nice local market as has been proposed.
x March 26, 2013 at 07:33 PM
It's funny. You would have thought I would have noticed cartoon people walking around Castro Valley by now. Somehow, I've also missed them while out and about.
Julia Dobbel-Salas March 26, 2013 at 11:42 PM
It used to be called Tony's Market and before then it was Romley's Market. It was never a Rayley's.
Cathy Notter March 27, 2013 at 03:56 PM
LOL!!! Cartoon People...
kristen c March 27, 2013 at 07:32 PM
Very much looking forward to this. I drive by this location daily and often comment on the utility of a new market here. The idea of a marketplace is even better. I do hope they calibrate the stores to the needs of the community, including a nice butcher shop.
Rai W. March 27, 2013 at 10:24 PM
Wow, I hope that is a first draft. It looks no different than it does now except with a fresh coat of paint. It is right across the street from a beautiful park; I hope they pull some of the landscape into the store front. The artist couldn't even come up with a more creative oval store front sign than what is there now. And are they planning on leaving that condemmed building next to it? Please do something that inspires the local community to want to shop there!
Rai W. March 27, 2013 at 10:25 PM
Having different cuts of meat and a few speciality food items is great but not enough to sustain...
Kyle Cayce March 27, 2013 at 11:40 PM
This is a great idea and exactly what needs. I can't wait.
karen r April 04, 2013 at 07:06 PM
damn...a brewpub and venue for local musicians would be awesome here....
x April 04, 2013 at 10:44 PM
I would love to see something like the Emeryville Public Market, either here or at the Daughtry building. http://publicmarketemeryville.com/

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