It seems odd as Silvia Molina quietly, methodically goes about the business of choosing a few items from Northgate Market’s refrigerated section, that last week, she admits giving in to the anxiety that gripped many shoppers.
“Last week, I panicked myself,” she says. “Tried to get as much as I could, and I think there’s no reason.”
But Molina finds herself “very calm” now, as she takes advantage of Northgate’s special hours set aside exclusively for seniors and those with disabilities. Northgate is one of many local markets offering such hours. Below is a list of those markets and the days and hours they’ve set aside:
101 E. Willow St.: Tuesday and Thursday, 7-9 a.m.
5425 Long Beach Blvd.: daily, 8-8:30 a.m.
1313 E Artesia Ave.: daily, 7-8 a.m.
EL NUEVO GUADALAJARA
6792 Long Beach Blvd.: daily, 7-8 a.m.
6255 E Second St.: daily, 7-8 a.m.
2080 Bellflower Blvd.: daily, 6-7 a.m.
2475 Cherry Ave.: daily, 6-7 a.m.
2120 Pacific Ave.: daily, 7-9 a.m.
4700 Cherry Ave.: daily, 7-8 a.m.
2038 E. 10th St.: daily, 7-8 a.m.
NUMERO UNO MARKET
421 Pacific Ave.: daily, 9-10 a.m.
6290 Pacific Coast Hwy.: daily, 8-9 a.m.
3380 Los Coyotes Diag.: daily, 7:30-8 a.m.
RAMIREZ RANCH MARKET
945 Long Beach Blvd.: daily, 8-9 a.m.
5353 Long Beach Blvd.: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
SMART & FINAL
1320 Atlantic Ave.: daily, 7:30-8 a.m.
20410 S Susana Rd.: daily, 7:30-8 a.m.
6507 E Spring St.: daily, 7:45-8 a.m.
5450 Cherry Ave.: daily, 7-8 a.m.
1033 Long Beach Blvd.: daily, 7-8 a.m.
950 E 33rd St.: Wednesday, 8-9 a.m.
6750 Cherry Ave.: Wednesday, 8-9 a.m.
2270 N Bellflower Blvd.: Wednesday, 8-9 a.m.
5760 E Seventh St.: Wednesday, 7-8 a.m.
1820 Ximeno Ave.: daily, 7-9 a.m.
3900 E Ocean Ave.: Tuesday and Thursday, 7-9 a.m.
600 E Broadway: daily, 7-9 a.m.
6700 Pacific Coast Hwy.: daily, 7-8 a.m.
3881 Lakewood Blvd.: daily, 7-8 a.m.