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Old 01-06-2010, 06:24 PM
 
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I don't think a full grocery store would happen, but I think a bodega of some sort would be a great addition.
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Old 01-06-2010, 11:33 PM
 
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Years ago there used to be one where Zandbroz and I think the store to the south of them is now--Leebys. Neat family run place w/a really good variety for the size store. The meats dept was like an old time butchershop and a really yummy all from scratch bakery. I think they've been gone about 20 years or so. Zandbroz is 18 yrs old. Of course, downtown was a lot different then, too. The other store I really missed when it closed was Tischart's fabrics...that was closer to 35 years ago.

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what is missing? the customer-base needed to support a grocery store there, people in fargo aren't very interested in making concessions for convenience. heck, i live in a city because i like all of the niceties, better quality products, and the variety.

low prices are another key, and i know that i wouldn't be willing to pay extra for the convenience of buying groceries downtown when i'm already driving past a larger retailer home or to work; plus, a smaller store wouldn't be able to benefit from the economy scale like cash-wise, hornbacher's, etc. add those things together with people who would rather drive than walk (this is america, right? no one walks unless they're too poor for a car, right?), the lack of parking and difficulty in driving around the downtown area, and americans buy groceries on a much longer time-scale (read: bigger loads, harder to carry), and... suddenly, i don't see a grocery store succeeding there.
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