By 1979, realizing the growing success of Liborio, Enrique J. Alejo, Jr. purchased the building which the store occupied and immediately set in motion plans for a complete remodeling. To serve its family of customers better, Liborio expanded to 10,500 sq. ft. and built a 6,000 sq. ft. warehouse to accommodate the increased demand.
On May 14, 1994, Enrique J. Alejo, Jr., focused his attention on future growth and opened a second Liborio Markets. The 14,000 sq. ft. store inspired a family of markets offering high quality service and authentic Hispanic food items.
Liborio Markets once again expanded its customer base on November 16, 1997, by taking over and completely remodeling a 35,000 sq. ft. supermarket in the city of Ontario. With the overwhelming reception from the Latino community, this third store served as a model for future Liborio Market sites.
The following year Liborio Markets procured a 75,000 sq. ft. lot on the corner of Pico and Alvarado from the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles. After 10 years of searching for a supermarket to fulfill the needs of the community, the CRA selected Liborio Markets from a field of eight applicants. The store was built from the ground up with specifications geared towards the needs and desires of the densely Hispanic neighborhood. On December 20, 1998 the fourth Liborio Markets was opened.
On September 26, 2001 Liborio Markets number 5 came to life, starting operations on 3rd Street and Bonnie Brae just about one mile from the heart of the business district in Downtown Los Angeles.
This important property previously belonged to another food chain. When the location changed into Liborio #5 it became an instant success and has continued growing ever since. Set in an area densely populated by Hispanics, Liborio Markets came to fill a demand for quality foods in the traditional variety consumed by each community.
February 6 2003 was a turning point-landmark in the history of the Liborio Markets Corporation. On this date, Liborio Markets #6 started doing regular business in Las Vegas, Nevada at Plaza Las Americas.
It was the first Liborio supermarket operating outside the state of California and the first one within the expansion plans of the corporation at the national level. A complete Latino concept within a state-of-the arts facility with over 20,000 food items from Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Items not available but demanded for by the public, become “regulars” on the shelves in a short time.
This facility combines the most advanced technology in the business with the beautiful artistry of its modern design. The Hispanic community in Las Vegas has welcome Liborio #6 with its best way of recognition…Loyalty!
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