Granville Island Vendors (well one in particular)
Ok, I always suspected this but always forgot to pay attention but the story goes like this...
It is about the produce vendor that is by the flower shop at the entrance...everytime I go I always feel like they were ripping me off somehow. Today I went to buy an avocado that was .89 and some other things...but when I was watching her ring it in I noticed that she charged me .99 ~ so I asked her "Did you charge me .89 or .99 for the avocado? she said ".89"...ok, fine but when I checked my reciept sure enough she charged .99! Ok, so I know it was only ten cents but it is the principal...
Man, do I ever sound petty reading this back to myself...lol
GIM is grossly over priced for any veggies-many items are double what I pay on W Broadway.
Case in point Avocados @ Young Bros Produce next to the Hollywood Theater are $0.99 for 2, there's more parking (well not right now there a lot of sidewalk work being done), better choice of stores and-the very best part-no dumb cluck tourist dolts clogging up the aisles.
It's fun to visit GIM but shopping there is such a hassle it's almost not worth it anymore except right when they open@ 09:00 hrs.
When I think about it consumers all over the city have benefited from the success of GIM-people are accustomed to fresh veggies attractively displayed-which pre GIM wasn't always the case.
So many neighbourhoods that were formerly wastelands for fresh produce now have some hard working soul betting it all on a storefront full of fresh produce with a few dry goods inside.