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Old 01-14-2012, 10:07 PM
 
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I'm sure Cleveland has the lovliest supermarkets imaginable.
I'm sure they have way more full service markets and definitely more chain markets, if nothing else.

They would be all over the news too if they were as national grocery store chainless or full service storeless as Detroit.

 
Old 01-14-2012, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Huntington Woods, MI
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Detroit has 34 full service Spartan stores. That doesn't even include discount chains like Aldis and Save A Lot. I personally shop at Save A Lot.
 
Old 01-14-2012, 10:10 PM
 
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Yeah this is definitely a thread about Clevo and Detroit...reference all the fighting, LOL!
 
Old 01-14-2012, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Huntington Woods, MI
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I also shop at Meijer and there isn't one within 50 miles of Cleveland.
 
Old 01-14-2012, 10:13 PM
 
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Detroit has 34 full service stores.
Define "full service."

I can count on one hand the number of stores that, in addition to shelf items, have a fully operating deli, bakery, pharmacy, and a full line of maet/produce.

Mazen Foods is one of them too, which is rat infested based on several stories AND personal experience.
 
Old 01-14-2012, 10:15 PM
 
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I also shop at Meijer and there isn't one within 50 miles of Cleveland.
That's because Meijer has just recently (in the last 10-20 years) started heavily expanding outside of Michigan.

And yes, I know you shop at Meijer. You wouldn't expect you to be shopping at Mazen Foods, which is one of the "better" markets in the city.
 
Old 01-14-2012, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Huntington Woods, MI
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I don't live near a Mazen. Why would I drive out of my way to a Mazen foods? My aunt lives in Detroit at Warren and Chalmers and she manages to find groceries in the city. I'll have to ask her where she gets them.
 
Old 01-14-2012, 10:28 PM
 
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My aunt lives in Detroit at Warren and Chalmers and she manages to find groceries in the city. I'll have to ask her where she gets them.
Fair enough, I'll wait for that answer...

There aren't any full service grocery stores in that area either, and the grocery stores which are in that area (The one on Barham & Warren, Public Foods, Dallas Supermarket, Thrifty Scot, etc.) are especially ghetto.

I'm betting if she doesn't travel all the way out of her neighborhood to the Grosse Pointe Kroger or just deal with the aforementioned markets listed in the previous paragraph, she goes to Del-Pointe or Parkway Foods for regular shopping (both of which are unimpressive, dated and look like they haven't been cleaned in years last time I visited both).
 
Old 01-14-2012, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Dearborn
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There is a Super K in city limits
The Dearborn Walmart might as well be in Detroit - directly to the north, east and west are city neighborhoods, and its not located near any Dearborn neighborhoods so, even though its not in city limits, it's there to serve city residents (and you can tell by the abundance of cameras and security guards).
 
Old 01-14-2012, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Lions Nation Big Homie!!!
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OMG. CAN DETROITERS CROSS A STREET? YES
DO THEY HAVE "CHAIN" GROCERY STORES THAT ARE DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET FROM DETROIT? PLENTY!!!
DO THEY HAVE GROCERY STORES IN DETROIT? YES
Do they have plenty of "chain" grocery stores that serve city residence? yes
A chain grocery store is NOT that special. It's a grocery store, chain or not. Plain and simple.
Most Detroiters are closer to a "chain" grocery store than they are downtown Detroit so again is it REALLY that serious? NO!!!
If anybody is that worked up over a damn "chain" grocery store than perhaps you should either MOVE to Cleveland or create a damn "chain" yourself. Sitting here complaining about it on Citydata is not going to change a damn thing. If your going to complain to anybody complain to the city leaders and maybe they will actually do something about it (haha good luck). If the whole grocery store thing never made the news you probably wouldn't have even noticed it. But since it's SOO serious, how about you get a group together and expand the Detroit city limits a quarter mile. Then it will be PLENTY of "chain" grocery stores for all the Detroiters who can't cross the city limit line.
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