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Old 01-30-2014, 11:05 AM
Status: "Summer!" (set 20 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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That has nothing to do with sprawl. Good parents make good schools. Good schools don't just grow out of the ground. Walmart has good quality? LOL In my experience, you find much better quality at smaller stores, no matter the location. You will find cheaper prices in any chain, regardless of the location.
Who mentioned Walmart (besides you)? I've shopped at some small grocery stores that had lousy quality, probably b/c they didn't have as much turnover of product. I'm talking dust on the cans, etc.
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Old 01-30-2014, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Who mentioned Walmart (besides you)? I've shopped at some small grocery stores that had lousy quality, probably b/c they didn't have as much turnover of product. I'm talking dust on the cans, etc.
The Walmart comment was obviously light-hearted (that's what LOL usually means).
I don't see your point. I have shopped at those too.
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Old 01-30-2014, 11:26 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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The Walmart comment was obviously light-hearted (that's what LOL usually means).
I don't see your point. I have shopped at those too.
Sometimes humor is only apparent to the poster. BTDT. Anyway, the poster you were responding to said:

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Well, usually the schools are usually better. That's not inherently a benefit of sprawl, but I'd take good schools over being able to walk to an overpriced bodega in the same amount of time it takes me to drive to a supermarket with better quality, better selection, and better prices.
I agree. Some of these little bodegas are not the greatest. Sheesh, there's this whole body of writing about how the little corner grocery stores don't carry fresh produce.
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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When I was in the 'Loin the only produce you could be guaranteed of getting from the corner "grocery" store was potato chips. By far the most prevalent produce was fermented grain beverages and tobacco.
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Sometimes humor is only apparent to the poster. BTDT. Anyway, the poster you were responding to said:



I agree. Some of these little bodegas are not the greatest. Sheesh, there's this whole body of writing about how the little corner grocery stores don't carry fresh produce.
I know what they said. Every small grocery isn't some bodega in Harlem. We only have a few of them here, I'm talking more about locally-owned full groceries.
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When I was in the 'Loin the only produce you could be guaranteed of getting from the corner "grocery" store was potato chips. By far the most prevalent produce was fermented grain beverages and tobacco.
That's a corner store, not somewhere you buy groceries obviously..
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:49 AM
Status: "Summer!" (set 20 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I know what they said. Every small grocery isn't some bodega in Harlem. We only have a few of them here, I'm talking more about locally-owned full groceries.

That's a corner store, not somewhere you buy groceries obviously..
I haven't seen such a grocery store in many years. Even back when I was a kid, such stores were smaller and less well stocked than the chains, though we did have some local chains in my area.
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Every small grocery isn't some bodega in Harlem.
In some neighborhoods, the stores Malloric is describing is all there is.
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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In some neighborhoods, the stores Malloric is describing is all there is.
Those neighborhoods are often called food deserts.
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Vallejo
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I haven't seen such a grocery store in many years. Even back when I was a kid, such stores were smaller and less well stocked than the chains, though we did have some local chains in my area.
Sacramento has Nugget Markets.

It's locally-owned. Headquartered in Woodland, CA, with stores in the Sacramento region. It also consistently ranks as one of the top employers by Forbes. There's also the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op. San Francisco has Bi-Rite and Rainbow as far as major grocery stores. Lots of smaller ones, a few of which are decent.

But yeah, those aren't in the 'Loin. It was about a mile and a half to the nearest full-sized grocery store which was Safeway. There were lots of the overpriced bodegas, some of which actually sometimes carried fresh produce and others which never did. Trendy urbanistas tend to forget that all a bodega is a convenience store. Some are better than your local 7-11, most are just more expensive.
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I haven't seen such a grocery store in many years. Even back when I was a kid, such stores were smaller and less well stocked than the chains, though we did have some local chains in my area.
That's too bad. We have a few in south Louisiana such as Rouses.
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