Posts Tagged ‘grocery’

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Greene Grape Provisions: Just Us, or a Bait and Switch with Pricing

July 9, 2008

When Greene Grape Provisions opened, I remember thinking how nicely priced everything was, overall.  But each time I go, it seems less reasonable.  No joke, they tried to charge me over $3 for one plum recently, and $4 for a baguette.

It hasn’t driven me away completely — the cheese and fish selections are fantastic, and I love their salads etc.  But it’s not the regular grocery destination I thought it would be when it opened.

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South Portland Antiques Out, More Grocery In?

October 22, 2007

Brownstoner reports that a gourmet grocery is rumored to be taking the space recently vacated by South Portland Antiques, at the corner of South Portland and Fulton Street.

I agree — weird, considering the new Fresh Market down the block.

Rather than flooding the neighborhood with many of one kind of store, I think it’s time for proprietors to start really considering what the neighborhood is lacking.  I agree, up until now, we needed a gourmet grocery.  But we don’t need two within a one-minute walk.  I would would much rather see:

*A bookstore in the mold of Book Court in Cobble Hill
*a bare bones bar with good yet unintrusive music

Anything else that you all would like to see in the hood?  Let us know in the comments…

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Oh Please Let This Place Deal in Fresh Produce

September 27, 2007

A reader tipped me off to this new shop getting ready to open on Fulton Street just north east of South Elliot:

Fresh Garden

You’ll see me doing cartwheels down Lafayette Avenue if this shop sells fresh produce.  Back handsprings if it’s organic and reasonably priced.  The work permit in the window says it’s going to be a “deli store.”  Anyone know more?

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