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Why is Park Slope grocery shopping so lame?

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Why is Park Slope grocery shopping so lame?

Peter Sistrom | Jan 10, 2001 08:55 AM

I'm stumped. Why is it that Park Slope supports (or seems to support)terrific restaurants such as Max & Moritz, Al Di La,and Rosewater but has such dismal grocery shopping? I suppose that's in part because people will come from other neighborhoods to go to restaurants but not to grocery shop (though tell that to the guys who own Fairway). And I suppose also that just because you're willing to eat in good and imaginative restaurants doesn't mean you're into cooking enough to demand or support a good grocery store. But I don't get it. Why are we condemned to the three truly lousy grocery stores, and a mediocre and over-priced health food store? (I'm not including the Food Co-op, of which I'm not a member. But my concern isn't really organic food or health food; I'm talking about good quality meat,fish, bread, and, especially, produce.)

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