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Providence's Shaw closing and other terrible supermarkets

sarahbeth | Aug 16, 2007 01:45 PM

Let me make no bones about it, I hate the supermarkets in Rhode Island. Can I even say in all of New England? What happened to all of the mom-and-pop grocery stores? Did they get swallowed up by the Corporate America black hole called Stop and Shop/Shaw's? I miss true variety, meat that actually looks like meat and reasonable prices. As supermarkets are getting bigger and bigger, I am finding less and less that I want to buy.

Perhaps you have heard that the Shaw's in Eagle Square is closing at the end of August. The store manager said that "It is rumored that another supermarket chain that is not in New England yet, may move into the location.". PLEASE, let that be true! If anyone has ever been to a Wegman's, you would also cross your fingers that a miracle could happen and we would get a good supermarket in this food town. (I willl even make due with a Price Chopper these days!)

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