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Pic-N-Pay now delivering to the 5 towns

MartyB Mar 9, 2008 08:37 AM

I just saw in todays Pennysaver that Pic-N-Pay delivers to the 5 towns. They deliver on Wednesdays and delivery is free for orders over $100. I will call and find out how much delivery is for orders under $100. Finally, I don't have to shlep to Brooklyn to get in on some of their specials. I must say, lately Supersol has been trumping the other 5 towns stores and even Pic-N-Pay with their meat prices ( http://www.thefivetowns.com/Images/Me... )

  1. queenscook Mar 9, 2008 09:11 PM

    Good prices or not, is there anyone else who is as grossed out by the Supersol on Central Ave. as I am? While I feel the one in Queens is overpriced, I don't have any trouble shopping there; the one on Central Ave., however, just strikes me as small and dirty and overall an unpleasant place to shop. Two years ago, I was in the 5 Towns doing a big Pesach shopping at Brach's and they didn't have something I needed, so I stopped at Supersol. I was shocked at how small a Pesach section they had (and this was less than two weeks before Pesach), and how scuzzy the store seemed in general. In their defense, though, they did have the bottle of Kosher l'Pesach maple syrup I needed for a recipe, so I can't knock them totally. Still, I wouldn't go in there l'chatchila again.

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    1. re: queenscook
      MartyB Mar 10, 2008 08:09 AM

      I never shop at Supersol; they are in general extremely overpriced, except for the occasional excellent prices on meat and chicken, and ONLY when they have them do I go there. As an example this week they have chicken breasts at $1.79/lb and family pack chicken cutlets for $3.35/lb. Gourmet Glatt, as an example, is ADVERTISING chicken cutlets for an astounding $4.89 /lb, amazing to have the chutzpah to advertise this as a special, what is their nonspecial price! ( http://www.thefivetowns.com/Images/Me... )

      1. re: MartyB
        berel Mar 10, 2008 09:18 AM

        I heard there's a new kosher Supermarket opening up in the Duane Reade Drugstore (the former moviehouse) on Rockaway tpke

        1. re: berel
          brunodavid Mar 10, 2008 02:05 PM

          I heard that Supersol is moving to where KeyFood is currently located in Woodmere. Has anyone else heard this?

          1. re: brunodavid
            berel Mar 11, 2008 05:12 AM

            I heard that too

            1. re: brunodavid
              MartyB Mar 11, 2008 10:27 AM

              Considering the inferior nature of their store, why would their customer base schlep to the proposed KeyFood location, Brachs and Gourmet Glatt would be closer to them. I am of course assuming that most customers are from Lawrence/Far Rockaway area. The olny thing that they have going for themself is that you can charge the bill to a phone number. In this day of charge/ATM cards, I never really understood the need for charging to your phone number. Come to think of it, I do know one person who shops at Supersol, very wealthy, the Supersol model works for them since this way the housekeeper/maid as well their kids can buy what they want and simply say charge it to (xxx)xxx-xxxx and they get a bill at the end of the month. Since they almost never go to the store themselves, the "grossness" of the store is not an issue.

          2. re: MartyB
            whitewater Mar 11, 2008 10:36 AM

            There's a new vegetable store opening on Burnside a few stores past Dunkin Donuts and the lobster place.

            1. re: whitewater
              berel Mar 11, 2008 11:11 AM

              btw don't even think about parking in the office Max/Auto parts parking lot across the street from the fruit store, unless you enjoy having your car towed. They do watch

              1. re: berel
                MartyB Mar 11, 2008 11:19 AM

                I am curious, the parking lot in front of Officemax is always quite full, where are all the people? Officemax and the Auto parts store usually have a handfull of people there, not reflected in large numbers of cars. The 5 towns deli is closed, The 99 cents store? Hollywood Video? Not much else.

                1. re: MartyB
                  whitewater Mar 11, 2008 11:23 AM

                  Isn't there a laundromat there, too? Maybe they're walking to the OTB.

                  Is the new fruit/veggie place on Burnside instead of the one that was near Gourmet Glatt? What's over there now?

                  1. re: MartyB
                    berel Mar 11, 2008 11:26 AM

                    IMHO the lot isn't always that full. In fact most of the cars are parked right in front of Office max, the car supply and Hollywood video

                    I know a couple of people who've had their cars towed (one of them had shopped in the 99 cent store and then ran accross the street to shop elsewhere. her car was towed and luckily she didn't hav eto pay the tow chrage because she had the 99Cent store recieipt, but who needs that aggarvation)

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