Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Dollar Store - Grocery Store

  1. #1
    Silver
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    2,013
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Dollar Store - Grocery Store

    Stopped in at the Dollar Store turned Grocery Store by Ocean Village. Alexandra, from Morua Mai, was there at the checkout. I asked her what she was doing. She responded, "They asked me to be the manager of the store. I thought it would be a good challenge."

    She went on to tell me that they are building a full-size bakery, expanding to the space in back beyond the blue tarps, and putting in a coffee shop on the second floor. (She might have also mentioned a book shop, I can't remember- stop in and confirm that, please.)

    It will be interesting to see how this progresses. Right now, the customer base seems small. When I go in, the few people who are shopping all seem to be in line at the cashiers, who work extremely slowly, never have change, and for those who use credit cards to pay, have to go to the pharmacy to have them processed.

    Knowing Alexandra, she will correct these problems.

    However, it would be good to see a full service grocery store in the Sosua/Cabarete area. I wish them well.

    Lindsey

  2. #2
    Regular
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    270
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I agree Lindsay.

    Playero is my least favorite place and I've recently taken to driving all the way to La Sirena each week to get some good produce and smiling cashiers who I find are great there.

    We used to shop a lot at the Dollar store all the time (despite the slow checkout and their card machine not working at all for a few weeks) when they were stocking some English products that Eddie (I think) was importing. Apparently though, something went wrong with that and he stopped supplying them. Perhaps they should look at that situation again, as I met many fellow Brits who were shopping in there to get their fix of Lyles Golden Syrup, Colman's mustard and Heinz baked beans, etc.

    If she wants a list of products that many of us Brits would love to see regularly on the shelves I'm sure we could begin a thread on that subject alone;

    Here's the first one, Sharwood's Poppadoms

  3. #3
    Silver
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    2,013
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Next time I go in, I will pass on the word, Swellsurfcampcabarete.

    Lindsey

  4. #4
    Silver
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    2,833
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    If they would import some yellow lemons i would pay a premium for that!

  5. #5
    Gold
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    7,924
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    cheaper cereal ?

  6. #6
    Regular
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    442
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    good old fashioned common sense!

  7. #7
    Gold
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    7,060
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jrhartley View Post
    cheaper cereal ?
    What is "cheaper"? Here in Higuey in Iberia they sell a big box of Country Barn cereals with all the vitamins proteins and minerals for 86 pesos...

  8. #8
    Silver
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    2,330
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Actually Eddie's meats are being stocked again. I got some terrific Cumberland saussage just last week.

    Bob K

  9. #9
    Gold
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    7,924
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    decent cereal is in the 200 peso bracket here

  10. #10
    Gold
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    7,924
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    cheap microwave meals - to avoid cooking(flames are hot)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •