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Old 11-10-2010, 04:19 PM
 
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Hey, are there any supermarkets slash department stores similar to Wal-Mart in Boston?

Basically just one place with a great diversity to buy all your food and liquor.

Trader Joe’s doesn’t seem to measure with Wal-Mart. Any suggestions?

By the way, how much does a bottle of Jack go for, as well as Samuel Adams Beer?

Thx
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:38 PM
 
Location: North of Boston
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Target in Watertown, Braintree, Woburn and Danvers all have grocery sections.

Current prices at Kappy's:

1.75L Jack Daniels 80 $37.99

Sam Adams 12pk Bottles $12.99
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:00 AM
miu
 
Location: MA/NH
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I'm not a fan of either Walmart or Target. One stop shopping isn't for me, plus in the effort to keep their prices low, the quality and diversity of many of their offerings is much less IMO. And I'm not a shopping snob as I am happy buying groceries at my local Stop & Shop. For alcohol, my boyfriend and I like going to Marty's. But I also go to Martignetti's in Brighton.

There is a Walmart just north of Boston in Lynn on the Lynnway.
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:48 AM
 
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There are very few places where you can buy everything you need including liquor in one stop anywhere in MA. Some stores have beer and wine licenses but it is a state law that only a handful of stores (not sure exact number) that are part of the same company can sell liquor. Stores like Trader Joe's pushed for a change a couple years ago but it was rejected by voters.
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:00 AM
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My Stop & Shop did carry alcohol briefly a number of years ago. An outside liquor vendor came in and rented out an aisle from them. I think that there were two reasons why the experiment didn't succeed. First, the customers were mainly there to shop for food, and many times just bypassed the liquor aisle. The most successful liquor stores are the ones that the college kids go to. And they need to be large enough to have a good selection of both wine and beer for the older crowd. Secondly, they couldn't sell liquor on Sundays, so that one aisle was locked up for a day. And probably Stop & Shop lost money not being able to maximize on food display space since it's very competitive between the food vendors on how their wares are presented on the aisles.

Real estate is very pricey in the Metro Boston area, which is why Walmarts are situated in non-urban and underdeveloped areas where large pieces of land are much cheaper to buy.
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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There are very few places where you can buy everything you need including liquor in one stop anywhere in MA. Some stores have beer and wine licenses but it is a state law that only a handful of stores (not sure exact number) that are part of the same company can sell liquor. Stores like Trader Joe's pushed for a change a couple years ago but it was rejected by voters.
Each grocery chain is allowed 3 store locations where they can sell beer and wine.
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