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Old 03-14-2016, 07:42 AM
 
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I also agree with others saying CM is not what it used to be. I still make my occasional trip there but I find just about everything I can get at CM, I can get at HEB and non HEB stores closer to me, including hatch chili when they are in season. If you enjoy shopping with some (not all) folks with their nose so high up and shop there just to be seen shopping there, then CM is the place for you. Probably why I occasionally hear some people call it 'Gucci-B'.
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Old 03-14-2016, 12:11 PM
 
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Those who have a chip on their shoulder about shoppers at CM should probably not be shopping there anyway: I've never seen anything there but well-behaved, happy folks. The 'Gucci' line has been used since they've opened... That's nothing new.

IMO, this is one of San Antonio's main problems: You have a business that charges more for a premium product and many in this town immediately criticize. If it's not cheap and plentiful, they're not excited about it. It drives a lot of would-be businesses to open elsewhere (Austin, Dallas, Houston), where people with money can spend without being money-shamed by an overwhelming working class.
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Old 03-14-2016, 12:24 PM
 
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IMO, this is one of San Antonio's main problems: You have a business that charges more for a premium product and many in this town immediately criticize. If it's not cheap and plentiful, they're not excited about it. It drives a lot of would-be businesses to open elsewhere (Austin, Dallas, Houston), where people with money can spend without being money-shamed by an overwhelming working class.
The thing is...HEB's pricing structure is basically charge more here and there while charging less in other areas. CM is no different to this pricing structure. You can find yourself paying more for a pound of beef at Dezavala as opposed to HEB near Pleasanton rd.

What premium products does CM (other than their own private label) offer that is not sold anywhere else in this city that demands a premium price?

I am not going to shame you for spending 3X more for a block of "premium" cheddar that I paid way less for somewhere else. It is your choice. Money does not buy class or intelligence.
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Old 03-14-2016, 12:28 PM
 
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Money does not buy class or intelligence.
And in return, neither does being thrifty and shaming others for having the money to spend as they wish.
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Old 03-14-2016, 12:34 PM
 
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And in return, neither does being thrifty and shaming others for having the money to spend as they wish.
That is the thing. I am not shaming you for HOW you spend your money.

I just don't like the snobby and elitist culture that some at CM display, what you seem to be saying is that I label anyone who spends a lot of money at a grocery store as a snob which is not true. My paint brush is not that broad.

One can spend a lot of money WITHOUT being a snob about it.
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Old 03-14-2016, 12:55 PM
 
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CM has one of the best coffee and bulk sections around.

Far superior to any other HEB in this town.
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Old 03-14-2016, 01:26 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA>Tijuana, BC>San Antonio, TX
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Central Market people seem fine to me, nothing too snobby about them at all in my opinion. I go there when I am in town because I love Southern California craft beer and its the only place in SA that I know to get good SoCal micro beers to go such as Green Flash, Karl Strauss, and Stone.

If anyone else knows of a better place to buy good beer not any further North than CM on Broadway, please post.
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Old 03-14-2016, 01:29 PM
 
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I have to agree about folks at CM's attitudes. Nary a smile going down the aisles. It does reek of matrons of privilege. Whole Foods is similar except the flag ship store on Lamar which has the weird folk of Austin. They are friendly.

Sorry if that offends the denizens of Broadway and AH.
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Old 03-14-2016, 01:42 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA>Tijuana, BC>San Antonio, TX
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I have to agree about folks at CM's attitudes. Nary a smile going down the aisles.
Apart from good beer, good dry salame and a few other choice items, I shop mainly at HEB on Zarzamora/Military and the WalMart on 35 and Palo Alto while in SA, the snobs of the Southside don't smile at me either while shopping beleive it or not.
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Old 03-14-2016, 04:32 PM
 
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The thing is...HEB's pricing structure is basically charge more here and there while charging less in other areas. CM is no different to this pricing structure. You can find yourself paying more for a pound of beef at Dezavala as opposed to HEB near Pleasanton rd.
I challenge you to find a retail business that does not do this.
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