Happy 100th, Grand Central Market: A Look Back

The downtown public market, "the granddaddy of food halls," celebrated with a giant cake on Friday, Oct. 27; peek back at how it has changed over the decades.

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Fruits and vegetables, too, have been a market mainstay through the years.
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Quality poultry and meats? A savory staple of Grand Central Market for decades.
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Did your family's hams hail from Tobin's back in the day?
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A vintage photograph shows a crowd at Grand Central Market on its big opening day: Oct. 27, 1917.
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Did you ever have a malted milk for a nickel at Langford's? Or a root beer float or orangeade? Many a sweet-craving Southern Californian did.
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Pay homage to a grand spot on Friday, Oct. 27 on the occasion of its 100th birthday. Cake, festive decorations, and lively atmosphere is part of the deal, though, truly, those things, and so much more, can be found each and every day at the historic gem of a public market.
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Neon signs have long been a prominent feature at the airy indoor-outdoor space. A beautiful example from this 1957 snapshot? Thomas Horseradish.
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Did you sip your first agua fresca at 317 S. Broadway? Do you remember the flavor?
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