San Diego-Based Barons Markets Expands Seniors-Only Hours To Ensure Safe Shopping During Covid-19 Coronavirus Quarantine

March 18, 2020

San Diego-based Barons Market has extended senior-only morning hours to ensure its at-risk elderly customers have a safe shopping experience during this trying time during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

Joe Shemirani founded the first Barons Market in Point Loma in 1993 and family owned grocery store has growned to 8 locations  around San Diego and Southern California. In addition to a full grocery, each branch has a fresh salad bar, hot soup counter, and unique antipasto station. To continue offering its food at good prices, Barons recently implemented safety precautions in all store, following San Diego County and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

Due to an overwhelming response to shopping time dedicated to customers 65 and up on Tuesday, March 17, Barons changed store hours to 10am to 8pm to allow extra time for extensive sanitizing in the morning before opening the store and in the evening after closing the store, in addition to regular sanitizing throughout the day. Barons Market also extended shopping time for customers over 65 years of age to shop at any store location exclusively from 9-10am before the general public is allowed inside.

Barons has locations throughout San Diego, including Alpine, North Park, Point Loma and Rancho Bernardo. For more information, visit