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Old 11-30-2006, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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Default Shopping in Carlsbad

Tell me about shopping in Carlsbad. What is available? Major grocery stores, department stores, KMart, Wal-Mart, etc. If it's not available, what is the nearest town and miles to that town?

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Old 12-02-2006, 10:59 AM
 
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Tell me about shopping in Carlsbad. What is available? Major grocery stores, department stores, KMart, Wal-Mart, etc. If it's not available, what is the nearest town and miles to that town?

Thanks
Major Grocery stores:
1. Albertsons (great seafood)
2. La Tienda (mix of american and mexican foods)
3. Walmart Supercenter (open 24 hours)

Department stores:
1. Walmart
2. Beals - sml store in the "Carlsbad Mall" - not much of a mall
3. Sears - sml and limited selection

If you want any reasonable shopping then the closest town is Roswell, NM - 70 miles. It has a Target, much better mall, Sam's club. Otherwise, El Paso, TX - 170 miles - has everything.

Carlsbad is pretty much a boring, run down boxed up town. Politicians/business owners have prevented the city from growing for their own success/interests, so unlike surrounding towns, Carlsbad has not grown in over 20 years.
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Old 12-03-2006, 10:28 AM
 
Location: QRoo Mexico.
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You might be surprised to find that the La Tiendas are very much like something that starts with a "B" in Texas. We generally come up from Del Rio to Ft. Davis TX in the early fall and then up into New Mexico and were surprised this year to find the same sales and prices in La Tienda as we did in the only tiny grocery store in Ft. Davis.
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Old 12-04-2006, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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Shopping in Carlsbad doesn't sound that encouraging. 70 miles to decent shopping?? Thanks for the input !!!
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Old 12-04-2006, 10:46 AM
 
Location: QRoo Mexico.
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Well, frankly, I don't think most people come to Carlsbad for the shopping. Oh, Pecos Texas seemed a very large town and you can google it to see what they have in the way of shopping. They might be closer than Roswell.

The caves in Carlsbad draw people to the area. You can spend a week at the park and not see 1/2 of it. It is a really amazing place, especially in the late time of year (not so hot).
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Old 12-04-2006, 12:11 PM
 
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Pecos Texas is way smaller than Carlsbad, and almost 90 miles away. Roswell is closer and bigger, why bother with Pecos?
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Old 12-04-2006, 04:42 PM
 
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Well, frankly, I don't think most people come to Carlsbad for the shopping. Oh, Pecos Texas seemed a very large town and you can google it to see what they have in the way of shopping. They might be closer than Roswell.

The caves in Carlsbad draw people to the area. You can spend a week at the park and not see 1/2 of it. It is a really amazing place, especially in the late time of year (not so hot).
The Carlsbad Caverns is an amazing natural wonder. Some of the caves are the largest in the U.S if not the world. It is too bad that the city next door has nothing more to offer to travelling tourists.
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Old 06-26-2007, 11:39 PM
 
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Pecos Texas is a hole. We drove through there last week on our way to/from Austin. It was 108* and run down.

Roswell is a nice place to spend a Saturday. The shopping is much better than Carlsbad (there is no shopping in Carlsbad) and they have a nice selection of restaurants. Most people in Carlsbad go to Lubbock TX to shop. Personally, I go to El Paso or Albuquerque.
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