I just got home from my Sat. afternoon grocery shopping and am very pleased to report that the much-beloved but sadly under-patronized HOWS Market in Pasadena is still open, and will be for the foreseeable future. There is a large banner hanging from the front facade proclaiming that the store will be open, & thanking people for their patronage. I spoke to one of the longtime cashiers who indicated that one of the partners (the "W" in HOWS) has agreed to buy out the others, and will be keeping the Pasadena store open as the lone remaining HOWS. The others have closed/will be closing/have become something else (and many people have sadly lost their jobs), but the Pasadena location will remain as HOWS.