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Offline Jeffsayyes

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Re: NYC's future...
« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2020, 08:17:25 PM »
Is Lidl similar to Aldi? It's the sister, right?


Also, Food Bazaar is the best supermarket everrrr

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« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2020, 08:25:02 PM »
Aldi and Trader Joe's are the same company.

and yes to Food Bazaar!

Offline JHResident

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« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2020, 12:45:27 AM »
Aldi and Trader Joe's are subsidiaries of two different German chains, Aldi Nord and Aldi Sud.  Aldi was owned by two brothers and one no longer wanted to sell cigarettes in the stores so they split into two companies. Trader Joe's is owned by Aldi Nord and Aldi's by Aldi Sud.  They have similar business models and often work together, at least in Europe, but they are separate companies.

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« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2020, 01:38:59 AM »
Fun fact: Puma and Adidas were also founded by two German brothers

Offline Octavio Hernandez

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« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2020, 06:49:28 AM »
Anyone know where the local leadership is on restaurant reopening in NYC?  Seems like they are all MIA while local restaurants are struggling, when they are  not closing for good...

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« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2020, 05:14:38 PM »
 I think the post by Octavia needs to be moved because it's buried in this different topic and could use more attention.

Offline jeanette

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« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2020, 08:27:32 PM »
Anyone know where the local leadership is on restaurant reopening in NYC?  Seems like they are all MIA while local restaurants are struggling, when they are  not closing for good...

Itsit: "I think the post by Octavia ... could use more attention."

I read comments by Jessica Ramos (I think on Twitter; can't remember what she wrote) and their were numerous articles on Council Speaker's position calling for immediate limited opening. Here's one: https://nypost.com/2020/09/02/corey-johnson-calls-for-quick-start-to-nyc-indoor-dining/

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« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2020, 02:16:02 PM »
Having been to the UK Lidl and the Rego Park Aldi there are clear similarities. They both use their own brand for much of what they sold and competed on discounting that undercut their traditional rivals. They sold goods out of boxes rather than shelves and had very few staff. This would give rise to long Trader Joe type lines without any of the efficiencies Trader Joe has to keep the line moving   
However, the edge goes to Lidl who I think had a much more interesting array of goods although that was probably because they were sourcing from Europe where they are based. Whether they can maintain that as a US operation is open to question however I was a fan of theirs and look forward to the opening of the Astoria Lidl in the coming weeks.

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« Reply #23 on: October 21, 2020, 07:40:41 AM »

DeBlasio is relying on the community groups for advice to expand on his vision of the new normal. As far as restaurants go, you guys down in the 70s have a Thai group working in that capacity.

The community groups are being elevated to an empowerment that seems to bypass Community Boards. This should have a noticeable impact on the future of our neighborhoods.

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« Reply #24 on: October 21, 2020, 08:00:25 AM »

The hotel going up on Roosevelt at 91st is currently 4 storeys/stories and an entire block. In this violent crime, visible vice area (prostitution in the high 80s noticeably increasing), this is not very encouraging.

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« Reply #24 on: October 21, 2020, 08:00:25 AM »