It's been a busy fall for the Delucchi family. Patriarch Richard Delucchi of Woodside celebrated his 105th birthday Sept. 14 and Delucchi's Market, named for him, opened Oct. 3, in the Marsh Manor shopping center, located on Marsh Road at Florence Street in Redwood City.
Marsh Manor is a local enterprise, developed 50 years ago by Mr. Delucchi. He built many homes in Friendly Acres, north of Florence Street, just across from the present shopping center.
The center was remodeled four years ago with Dorine Secrest, Mr. Delucchi's daughter, "leading the way," says her husband Jerry Secrest.
At that time the Almanac noted in October 2010: "Marsh Manor's new look includes a trellis-covered walkway between stores and a patio area for relaxed gathering and outdoor dining."
Mr. Secrest and his wife are part owners of the market along with Enrique Sanchez and the Marsh Manor Shopping Center. The market was purchased from the Dehoff family, who owned and operated Key market at that location for 20 years.
The market will be undergoing changes over the coming months, with new stock added, such as more organic produce. A service meat department will be added in a couple of months, and a full service deli next year, says Mr. Secrest.
An entry feature and fruit stand on the Florence Street side of the building and additional parking are planned.