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Food Fair open!

Stxer1
September 26, 2013 05:49PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 281

Driving into C'sted today I noticed that Food Fair is open. I went in, checked it out, and bought a few things. It's really, really nice and is certainly needed in that locale. It was almost a party atmosphere and fresh flowers were delivered as a gift while I was there. I wish them loads of luck but also know that they run a good business.

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jostvandog
September 27, 2013 07:47AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 206

I noticed something. Customer Service. Two employees said hello and one asked me if I needed help finding anything. I hope the customer service and stocked shelves last. Good luck Food Fair!

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vicanuck
September 27, 2013 08:44AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,285

Maybe the folks at Schooner Bay Market will drop by and take a few notes on how to run a store successfully. But...probably not.

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Bratt
September 27, 2013 09:19AM

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Posts: 289

Where is Food Fair located?

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Rowdy802
September 27, 2013 09:38AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 508

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Bratt
Where is Food Fair located?

East of downtown Christiansted, about right across from the Pearle B. Larsen Elementary School... and bit farther east from Pickled Greek...

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Bratt
September 27, 2013 12:22PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 289

Thanks. Husband and I will check it out tomorrow. Do you know the hours.

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Rowdy802
September 27, 2013 03:01PM

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Bratt
Thanks. Husband and I will check it out tomorrow. Do you know the hours.

Sorry... That I don't know...

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DixieChick
September 27, 2013 07:00PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 1,495

Went in twice today.
Great store and great service.
Produce to follow next week I was told.
Good prices. Hopefully will stay that way.
Will give schooner bay a run. Sb should close
Their doors now.

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divinggirl
September 27, 2013 08:54PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 887

I believe he said 6am to 8pm (might have been 6:30am).

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buck
September 28, 2013 12:56AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 223

Very nice!! Fresh produce would definitely step it up! Went by Schooners a few days ago and they were having a sale on their Christmas and household items.

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sunshinefun
September 28, 2013 09:29AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 658

I went there this morning for the first time after finding Schooner Bay Market closed because of a generator meltdown. I was greeted warmly and amazed by the nicely stocked shelves and polite cashier. Goodbye Schooner Bay Market!!!

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dougtamjj
September 28, 2013 11:11AM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 2,573

Wonderful store! Great service and prices!

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Jamison
September 28, 2013 01:50PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 1,037

I really don't want to talk to anybody when I go to the market

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speee1dy
September 28, 2013 08:13PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,551

i like the people that work at schooner bay, they are always nice and it is never good for anyone when a place closes even if just for a day because those that work there need their jobs and money too

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vicanuck
September 30, 2013 08:08AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,285

Its so nice and quiet in Gallows Bay this morning! No generator ROARING!

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Bratt
September 30, 2013 06:50PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 289

I went to Food Fair today. I will admit, it was clean, the people were nice and they did have a variety of what they carried. I was, however, disappointed. I thought it was going to be more of a gourmet style place like Schooner's used to be. They have no deli or any gourmet items. It's just a stateside version of a BP Connect convenience store that doesn't sell gas.

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meowruff
September 30, 2013 08:07PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 347

When we were there yesterday, he apologized for not having the deli and fresh fruits/veggies ready to go. He said that there should be fresh produce sometime next week and the deli counter will be in place after the beginning of the next year. Something to do with working out permits, etc.

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boyd46
October 01, 2013 06:21AM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 293

I heard the Basic Butcher was going to be in Food Fair with fresh fish and a meat.

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vicanuck
October 01, 2013 08:11AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,285

Having been in and out of Food Fair several times now, I'm not certain where there would be space for the Basic Butcher.

As for Schooner Bay Market, the sign used to say "opening Tuesday" but today it says "opening soon".

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Stxer1
October 01, 2013 08:39AM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 281

Basic Butcher will be in Food Fair later but only for fish, no meat.

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speee1dy
October 01, 2013 09:06AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,551

FOOD FAIR IS A NICE 7 11 TYPE STORE. I DO WISH SCHOONER BAY HAD STAYED THE WAY THEY WERE BEFORE THE DAYS OF EMPTY SHELVES. THEY HAVE A GREAT DELI, BAKERY AND PRODUCE AREA. THEY USED TO HAVE A GREAT STORE.

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DixieChick
October 01, 2013 10:53AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 1,495

was much better when Cynthia (Thia) ran it. then it was run and stocked like a store should be.

Does she still own the building?

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buck
October 01, 2013 05:41PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 223

Yes - would like to see fresh fruits and veggies. Seem to have lots of wine and liquor - not complaining but maybe less of that and more food items.

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DixieChick
October 01, 2013 07:25PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 1,495

Not much in veggies stocked now.
Ice berg lettuce 2.99 .
Noticed some things really high priced.
I know it's a convient store but was hoping for
Some better prices.
Oh well will be ok for quick item (s).
Are they more then food town?

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dougtamjj
October 01, 2013 07:53PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 2,573

A gallon of milk is $6.99. Much better than Ziggys $5.75 for a half gallon. Better than any of the other the other stores other than Pueblo or Cost U Less. All prices way better than Schooner Bay.

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