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Old 01-22-2012, 04:22 PM
 
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I stopped at the Bashas at 7th Ave and Osborn earlier today and it seems that area is getting worse compared to a few years back.

But from Central going east Osborn became nicer.
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Old 01-22-2012, 04:24 PM
 
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That Bashas' is getting very old and tired. And now that both the pharmacy and the China Doll are gone, it looks even more so. The Safeway right across the street has a whole different feel. I don't think the area around it has changed that much, though, it's always been nicer has you head toward Central.
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Old 01-22-2012, 04:54 PM
 
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That Bashas' is getting very old and tired. And now that both the pharmacy and the China Doll are gone, it looks even more so. The Safeway right across the street has a whole different feel. I don't think the area around it has changed that much, though, it's always been nicer has you head toward Central.
Thanks. It's NOT just my imagination then.
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:02 PM
 
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Thanks. It's NOT just my imagination then.

No, it's not. It would be nice if Bashas' could just magically transport the beautiful store they closed at Pecos and McQueen in Chandler and drop it in that spot.

I shop in there (7th ave and Osborn) occasionally, because it's close to my work. They don't have the $$ to renovate stores that they once did, either... the Bashas' by my house was enlarged many years ago when it took over some adjoining space. We won't see that happening now.
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Maricopa County, AZ
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One of my first jobs was as a courtesy clerk in that very Bashas'. Hated every minute of it. Customers then could be very demanding.
With that said, many years later I moved to some apartments on Indian School Rd. I would sometimes frequent that store. After a falling out with management there, I switched to the "cattycorner" Safeway. It was a different world in size and scope. The employees were much more approachable. Eddie would be wise to update that Bashas' location but after their recent bankruptcy reorganization, he probably doesn't have the capital to lay out now.
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Willo Historic District, Phoenix, AZ
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Those two stores are the closest supermarkets to our home. The Basha's is interesting. It seems to be a magnet for homeless people, panhandlers, etc. It is also, though, the closest store to the wealthy crowd from Encanto-Palmcroft. There is often an interesting juxtaposition of folks in the checkout line. I rarely shop there, though. The story is small and dingy. There are no express lines or self service checkouts, which makes it time consuming to simply pick up a few items. Going there for weekly shopping is not practical either as the store is so small that they lack a bunch of the things I would be looking for. If I do Basha's for weekly shopping I go to 7th Street and Missouri.

The Safeway is much nicer (bigger, cleaner, newer, more upscale) and that is where I shop most often.
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:09 AM
 
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One of my first jobs was as a courtesy clerk in that very Bashas'. Hated every minute of it. Customers then could be very demanding.
With that said, many years later I moved to some apartments on Indian School Rd. I would sometimes frequent that store. After a falling out with management there, I switched to the "cattycorner" Safeway. It was a different world in size and scope. The employees were much more approachable. Eddie would be wise to update that Bashas' location but after their recent bankruptcy reorganization, he probably doesn't have the capital to lay out now.
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Those two stores are the closest supermarkets to our home. The Basha's is interesting. It seems to be a magnet for homeless people, panhandlers, etc. It is also, though, the closest store to the wealthy crowd from Encanto-Palmcroft. There is often an interesting juxtaposition of folks in the checkout line. I rarely shop there, though. The story is small and dingy. There are no express lines or self service checkouts, which makes it time consuming to simply pick up a few items. Going there for weekly shopping is not practical either as the store is so small that they lack a bunch of the things I would be looking for. If I do Basha's for weekly shopping I go to 7th Street and Missouri.

The Safeway is much nicer (bigger, cleaner, newer, more upscale) and that is where I shop most often.
Safeway has really improved over the years. Back in the day most Safeways were like that Bashas we're discussing.
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Old 02-08-2015, 11:46 AM
 
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Boy, if you thought the corner of 7th Ave and Osborn was bad before...take a look at it now that the strip stores (video, hair salon, ice/water store has burned to the ground. Hopefully, this will trigger a surge of renovation, as at the corner of 7th and McDowell. We often shop Bashas as it is convenient and we can find what we are looking for as they are not constantly moving items around as they do at Safeway, and although there is no automated checkout (I hate them) there is rarely a line at Bashas. I just don't know how long Bashas can last at this location, as the parking lot is never that full. Hope they hang in there as I would not want to see Safeway have a monopoly in the area.

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Old 02-08-2015, 12:54 PM
 
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I would think it would be more wise to shut the store down, but apparently the company is still trying to hang on. I think it was early last year or in 2013 that an older driver somehow drove through the front doors of the store. I was thinking that was going to be the final straw for that Basha's, but for whatever reason the company did the renovations and kept going. That location seems to be frequented by a noticeably older population than the Safeway across the street. I would imagine that much of the clientele of that store has been shopping at that location for decades, so maybe it's a nostalgia thing in a city where everything else over a certain age seems to be torn down.
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Old 02-08-2015, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Willo Historic District, Phoenix, AZ
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I stopped at the Bashas at 7th Ave and Osborn earlier today and it seems that area is getting worse compared to a few years back.

But from Central going east Osborn became nicer.
I don't think that there is anything wrong with the area, it just has a dumpy Basha's.
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