|This entry refers to a departed business that has closed or left town. All information here is for historical reference only.|
|1260 Lake Blvd. in Westlake Plaza|
|CK Market, Inc. (parent company)|
Ray's Food Place is a supermarket chain with 16 stores in North California. It was founded by Ray & June Nidiffer in 1956 and is headquartered in Brookings, Oregon. They bought it from Westlake Plaza owner Al Smith (when it was Farmtown) then sold it after about ten years. The Davis branch was the farthest south and there are a lot more on the North Coast, around Mt. Shasta, and in southwestern Oregon. The Ray's farthest south is now in Cloverdale, California.
I have actually been to a Ray's in Mt. Shasta City, and another in Rogue River. I agree that Food Place was a cool name, better than Food Fair. Since my family lives three blocks away, it is just a big convenience store for us. Sad. -NickSchmalenberger
2010-07-13 19:28:30 There's a bunch of Ray's up in Oregon, but the one in davis was a staple in my, and many others, childhood —Aaronfurtek
2010-07-13 23:15:45 Yeah, I remember going here to get money orders so I could buy used books online, and Wolfenstein 3D with the hint book from Apogee because I didn't have a credit card or checking account. I always rode my bike here. —NickSchmalenberger
2011-10-17 14:10:11 They made awesome donuts there. —Jeffrey9