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Old 06-07-2012, 04:55 PM
 
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Sooo tired of driving to Lake Grove or Jericho!

No Trader Joe's and no Whole Foods.....why won't they build in western suffolk- south shore???
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:13 PM
 
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It's too poor an area for Whole Paycheck. Can't you just see all those folks from Amityville, Copiague and Lindenhurst just beating down the doors to buy that overpriced tofu?
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:35 PM
 
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Why not just go up to Hicksville?
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:18 PM
 
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Could this be why?


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Old 06-07-2012, 07:22 PM
 
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Maybe because their target market does not live there.
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:32 PM
 
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There is exactly one town I can see a Whole Foods in on the South Shore - Sayville. Everything else is too blue-collar or worse.
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:10 AM
 
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There is exactly one town I can see a Whole Foods in on the South Shore - Sayville. Everything else is too blue-collar or worse.
Even then that is questionable. Everything north of 27A is more working class.
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:36 AM
 
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I'm thinking someplace that makes it easier for those who live in Babylon, Bay Shore, West Islip, East Islip, Sayville.....

A 20-ish minute drive in the summer with organic ice cream/frozen items is difficult! I've got a kid with multiple food allergies and I can't shop in the traditional supermarkets for him.
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Old 06-08-2012, 10:21 AM
 
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Good luck trying to get past South Shore Long Island NIMBYism ... it's impossible to get anything done in southwestern Suffolk and south shore Nassau.

If it's not a bank or a doctor's office it's going to be opposed tooth and nail by the NIMBY idiots stuck in the 1800s.
Grocery store/big box chain store = "it will cause too much traffic".
Fast food restaurant = "scary people will visit" (intended as a euphemism for Black people), or "kids will hang out", and of course "it will cause too much traffic".
7-11 or Dunkin Donuts = see above.
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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I'm thinking someplace that makes it easier for those who live in Babylon, Bay Shore, West Islip, East Islip, Sayville.....

A 20-ish minute drive in the summer with organic ice cream/frozen items is difficult! I've got a kid with multiple food allergies and I can't shop in the traditional supermarkets for him.
I bring organic produce and meats, dairy products, etc., home to LI from VT on a very frequent basis with no issues whatsoever.

20-30 minutes is nothing. Fill plastic water bottles and freeze them. 59 ounce OJ containers are good, too. Place a decent sized cooler in your vehicle, load with the ice, go shopping and bag your fresh and frozen apart from non-perishable/unrefridgerated items. Load the cooler with the cold/fresh/frozen items and head home. When you unload the cooler, toss your homemade ice blocks back into the freezer and you're good to go again.

I also keep the Trader Joes insulated zipper bags in my car for days when I am out and don't have time to head home for the cooler.
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