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Offline jeanette

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Re: Foodtown, formerly Met
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2013, 10:11:48 AM »
okay, the one complaint that things are "going south" is brown paper lunch bags for use at the coffee grinder.

anything else?
wasn't planning on making a list. some things are subtle, or difficult to put in a byte. so to be succinct: change is an opportunity for something to become better, be the same, or change for the worse. foodtown is the latter. opportunity lost.

the paper lunch bag is a disaster. it doesn't fit under the grinder, it tears, you have to transfer it to a container at home, spills are inevitable. those are hassles i shouldn't have to deal with. it's not like they reduced the price. i ended up buying a whole lot less to minimize the hassle. now i have to go out and purchase again.

biggest problem is selection was cut, i.e. pierogis, an Indian item i used to buy, jazzataza ground coffee, etc etc etc. the list is long. some people like samo-samo, thus won't be disappointed with foodtown.

Offline Lilybell

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Re: Foodtown, formerly Met
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2013, 10:49:26 AM »
LOL, so much incivility here these days.  Yes, jeanette, I am so low-class and pedestrian that I am not bothered by the changes at the Met.  Samo-samo works for me!  (But I wouldn't dream of buying coffee beans from a chain supermarket)

Offline dssjh

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Re: Foodtown, formerly Met
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2013, 01:01:42 PM »
i agree that the selection is worse (noted in my post earlier)....i noticed it in the cheese/packaged cured meats section, which has been "streamlined" (to be polite) to a striking degree, although the pierogi selection seems to come and go. i bought a package of sauerkraut and a package of peach blintzes there on monday.

Offline moxybyproxy

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Re: Foodtown, formerly Met
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2013, 08:14:07 PM »
I shop for basic items at Foodtown and specialty items at other places, so I haven't noticed the change in the merchandise as much.  I will gladly go to all the reincarnations of this supermarket over Tradefair any day. 

Offline toque198

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Re: Foodtown, formerly Met
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2013, 08:30:19 PM »
Get over it.

It's a convenience store.

You buy stuff on sale, canned food, paper goods, etc.

I buy real food either on Fresh Direct or I go to Whole Foods.

No one should ever buy or use coffee beans two weeks after the roast date.  For a real dressing down go to coffeegeek.com

I've been going to that store through all of it's transitions.  Each one has been for the better.

I've never had a problem with any of the staff...maybe you could try to say hello, how are you today and make eye contact.  The cashiers, for the most part are really sweet.

Offline jeanette

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Re: Foodtown, formerly Met
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2013, 12:32:44 AM »
LOL, so much incivility here these days.  Yes, jeanette, I am so low-class and pedestrian that I am not bothered by the changes at the Met.  Samo-samo works for me!  (But I wouldn't dream of buying coffee beans from a chain supermarket)
where do you buy your coffee beans, Lilybell? I wasn't crazy about what I purchased at the Lemon-whatever store. but the Met/foodtown sold/sells razatazza and they have a mild roast that I like. I'm not a food snob. just looking for what works for me and my digestive system.
BTY, I am of the lower socioeconomic class and am proud of it. I can't stand the snooty rich.

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Re: Foodtown, formerly Met
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2013, 10:23:53 AM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socioeconomic_status

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_class

http://www.apa.org/pi/ses/resources/publications/factsheet-education.aspx

I think many people who characterize themselves of the lower socioeconomic status really mean that they're from working class roots. My dad started out in the working class, made enough money to buy a house and send his kids thrugh school. Thus he became middle class, where I still am.

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Re: Foodtown, formerly Met
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2013, 10:57:02 AM »
pardon my typos - I think I need new glasses.

Offline dssjh

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Re: Foodtown, formerly Met
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2013, 10:58:52 AM »
i certainly came from working class roots -- a single mom who was the first in her family to graduate from high school and insisted i become the first to go to college. she worked as a secretary, a step up from her mom's work in the kitchen of a hospital.

and i think of myself as somewhat middle class, although that was called into question by both candidates in the recent mayoral election, who, when asked the 'lightning round' debate question 'what's the low end of middle class in NYC,' agreed that $60-70K is the absolute least one can make and be considered middle class.

thoughts?

Offline Lilybell

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Re: Foodtown, formerly Met
« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2013, 02:01:09 PM »
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BTY, I am of the lower socioeconomic class and am proud of it. I can't stand the snooty rich.

I don't agree with this sort of knee-jerk reaction that anyone who had a comfortable upbringing is a snotty jerk. 
 
I buy my coffee in Lower Manhattan near work. 

Offline European

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Re: Foodtown, formerly Met
« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2013, 05:33:11 PM »
I just have complaint with some ppl touching bread with their hands (saw that few days ago and since I saw it, I'm not eating bread anymore :) I even told the guy it was awful, but he just turned his head to the other side.

Also, I have a feeling that discounts were better with Met. Just my opinion.

Offline bellabella

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Re: Foodtown, formerly Met
« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2013, 05:41:42 PM »
I noticed this too with the bread touching. I don't like to touch the tongs so I wrap my hand in the plastic bags and pick up with that. We don't really go there as much as we use to. I usually go to Mi Tierra or the fruit markets for produce but lately Mi Tierra is worse, they keep overcharging me and the girls who work there are nasty as hell. I find the deli and cashiers nice at foodtown

Offline Chingwa

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Re: Foodtown, formerly Met
« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2013, 06:06:39 PM »
I noticed they no longer sell normal Pasteurized heavy cream, everything is ultra-pasteurized, which bites it, and I refuse to buy. :(

 Conversely I noticed they now sell Pete and Gerrys heirloom eggs,which despite the markup are still a pretty damn affordable foodstuff and are much better than most of the other grocery store eggs. :)

Offline dssjh

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Re: Foodtown, formerly Met
« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2013, 06:16:52 PM »
I do the same thing bella does. touching bread and replacing it is pretty gross, but I don't think you can blame the store for the bad manners of customers.

Offline dssjh

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Re: Foodtown, formerly Met
« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2013, 06:57:24 PM »
well, that's the argument against ever making any purchases online or make them on the phone or hand your card to a waitress/waiter or clerk in any establishment. fraud possibilities are boundless, unless all you ever use is cash.

didn't it occur to anyone but me that you can fill in any info you choose on those forms?

and if you charge anything, who reads your signature on the computer pad?

I'm not condoning anything illegal, but seriously, do you think when you write a check that a human
actually checks your signature against a sample?

if the card will give me a dollar off OJ, i will use it.

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Re: Foodtown, formerly Met
« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2013, 06:57:24 PM »