I went to the new Fairway in Kips Bay, and was thinking of RGR (is he still here?) as he was an old-time poster who I think lived in that area.
I guess I feel so negative about Fairway these days largely because I can remember when they use to be relatively cheap, at least with their featured produce. (It reminds me of my father who used to say that he remembered Barney's from before it was trendy.) It somehow seemed nervy to open a major new store yet not have anything promotional going on. Perhaps it was a bad indicator that the only two price-signs I saw both had misspellings. (How can you misspell "mozzarella" when it's right there on the label?) The Cabot butter which was supposedly on special was a dollar more than it is at my local chain on sale. The only upside is that the staff was in a better mood than the UWS store, and mostly English-speaking.
So, how long do you think it'll be before it drives Todaro out of business?