2011-07-15 / Letters

Praises Stop N Shop

Dear Editor,

Having had the pleasure of shopping in Publix in Florida during the winter, I have always dreaded returning to Rockaway and it’s lack of quality food stores. But I am happy to report that at long last we Rockaway residents have a great supermarket! I am referring to the new Stop N Shop at Beach 73 Street.

The employees are polite and helpful …a dramatic difference to the other big supermarket in our area. They actually say “good morning,” they smile and seem genuinely cheerful, and they take you to find a product that you are looking for.

The deli section (Boar’s Head products) is especially good ... they slice the cold cuts as thin as you want, actually showing you the first slice for your approval (this is unique on the peninsula, at least in my experience).

I was taken aback the other day when, in response to a question I asked one of the staff at Stop N Shop, she replied, “You run this store because you are the customer.” You really could have knocked me over with a feather! What a difference from what we Rockaway residents have had to put up with from the other big supermarket in our area. If they haven’t already found out about this new store, I encourage west-enders to drive that extra couple of miles to see for themselves.

Congrats to the management and staff at Stop N Shop. You’ve really turned things around here in Rockaway.


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