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Re: “Food Fight: Burlington-Area Grocers Spar for Customers

Over the years every reference to the Kmart Plaza mentioned pollution as an obstacle to development. For years Kmart was alone with a huge empty building next to it in a prime retail zone off of Shelburne Rd. The explanation for why no one moved in was that the site was polluted and many millions would be needed to clean it up. I was curious as to why a usually very thorough Molly Walsh did not mention this part of the story.

Posted by Claude Lehman on 09/23/2017 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Food Fight: Burlington-Area Grocers Spar for Customers

I love shopping at City Market despite the Dismal parking. I appreciate that it's employee and community owned and also that it consistently supports local farms. I want to know where my food comes from. City Market has a great organic produce department, local meats, and ready to eat section with hot and chilled foods. There is no competition to their outstanding customer service. Every employee is vested in making your shopping experience the best. I live in Hinesburg and visit City Market multiple times each week. I'm looking forward to the opening of the new store as an alternative to driving downtown each time that I want to shop.

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Posted by Kay Mitchell on 09/22/2017 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Food Fight: Burlington-Area Grocers Spar for Customers

Same for telecom? "The demand for local is strong; the demand for having a community-owned, member-owned [grocery store] is strong," he said.

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Posted by leaterhune on 09/22/2017 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Food Fight: Burlington-Area Grocers Spar for Customers

With the single exception of Trader Joe's, I am constantly astonished by the lack of good customer service in supermarkets here. I'm not that interested in the grandeur of the store as much as I am in being served by helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, professional, and polite people. Trader Joe's always hits it out of the park, but the others not so much.

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Posted by Leonard Bast on 09/21/2017 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Food Fight: Burlington-Area Grocers Spar for Customers

The old K-Mart building is a great location for some MUCH needed affordable housing right on the route 7 bus line.

The South Burlington Development Review Board should do their jobs and reject this project for all the reasons this story discusses. There is no need to have this many groceries in such a small distance.

When is South Burlington going to do some actual planning before the developing?

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Posted by foundhim on 09/20/2017 at 5:58 PM

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