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Mar 20, 2011 11:59 AM

Stew Leonard (Yonkers) Lately

Has anyone notice that the number of weekly specials are less? The fish specials are pretty much limited to shrimp & salmon each week. Has anyone noticed any other differences lately?

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  1. The price of coffee has increased, and the brewed stuff is fairly weak too.

    1. I buy my milk there organic 1percent was $ 1.99 a half gallon two weeks ago I don't think it gets better than that. I like to keep a jar or two of Rao's in the house for emergencies and they were selling the large jars for $4.99 on sale a few weeks ago. Thats about it for me. I purchased mussels there once and and half of them didn't open I have heard that this has happened to other.s I haven't purchased any seafood from them since. I do however feel they offer the best customer service of any store period and I really appreciate that.

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      1. re: chowdom

        I hope you let them know about the problem with the mussels. They are amazingly good about refunds.

        As for sales, there is still a full page of them each week. Perhaps there is the perception of fewer sales if the stuff they put on sale isn't what one buys. It's been a bad winter, with higher fuel prices, so fresh produce is certainly more expensive than most of us would like it to be.

        1. re: Elisa515

          Elisa I did state above that I have absolutely no complaints when it comes ot customer service ( refunds...) at Stew's. I would support the store for that alone I do purchase certain items there regularly but seafood is not one of them.

          1. re: chowdom

            Don't worry, I wasn't arguing :-) -- just pointing out, partly for others, that you don't have to actually bring in something that you weren't satisfied with, to get a refund.

            I once had a box of clementines with a couple moldy ones. I brought the receipt to a different Stew's and they offered me a refund. I said I'd be happy just to have another box of clementines--in fact, even a partial one, but they gave me a full one.

            I was once with a friend who talked to them about a duck he'd bought that he wasn't happy with. No questions asked, $20+ refund.

            I get seafood there (and everywhere) less regularly than I used to, because it's gotten so expensive--and I'm still leery about Gulf shellfish. I miss those jumbo wild Gulf shrimp specials they used to have before the BP oil disaster.