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rworange | | Jun 20, 2007 11:51 AM

While there are many of the same items, the two in my area are radically different.

Food-wise these stores carry off-brand canned goods, spices, snacks, bread and frozen food.

There is also kitchen-ware and party supplies like paper plates and plastic cutlery.

EVERYTHING is $1 or less. Amazingly enough these stores are on the stock exchange and making money for their stockholders.

So, anything good here? How are the pickles ... for a dollar a jar, that seems like a deal. What about the spices ... McCormick size bottles all for $1. Kosher salt ... $1.

How are the canned veggies ... 2 for $1? They carry Latino cookies and products made with sugar and not HFCS.

My two stores:

250 San Pablo Towne Ctr (next to Albertsons)
San Pablo, CA 94806
(510) 235-9898

Everything bad you would imagine about stores in this category. Open boxes, dented cans, litter on the floors. Awful.

11555 San Pablo Avenue
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 965-9973

The polar opposite ... sparkling clean and neat ... three times the size with a larger selection of food like fresh bread and tortillas. A frozen food section will be added in a month.

Neither store carries wine or beer.

Any thoughts about the Dollar Tree?