Posted on 10 / 08 / 2009
The selection here is wonderful and it could be an amazing addition to the area. I found that the staff left something to be desired. It was my first trip in and I was having trouble finding a supplement for myself(those sections are always a bit intimidating to me and things are pretty hard to find) so I waited until it seemed pretty dead to ask someone. I walked up to a man with a five o'clock shadow and a shiny bald head slumped behind the counter. I shyly asked him if he could please help me. He groaned slightly as if I were terribly inconveniencing him and grumpily asked me what I wanted. I needed a prenatal so he guided me back to the supplements and shoved an $80 bottle into my face. I started to ask why this brand? What was so great about it and why was it so much more than the others but before I could even get half of my sentence out he had spun around and returned to the counter to stare holes in anyone who dare spend money in that store. A bit discouraged, I walked up to someone who seemed a bit friendlier, a large woman with glasses and curly red hair casually talked to me about the prenatals, and I felt a lot better about the price. She then started talking about her own daughter and judgmentally compared hers to mine, including but not limited to telling me how wrong I was for deciding to vaccinate my child, giving her formula(even though at the time I couldn't produce enough breast milk), and cutting me off before I could respond. Every time she would insult my parenting she would laugh loudly, as though to let me know that I shouldn't take anything she says to heart. I thanked her for her time, even though I kind of felt like giving her the finger and proceeded to the deli area to grab something to eat. I picked up a tofurky sandwich and sat down. The first bite I noticed that that sandwich must have been sitting there a while. There was nothing left of the vegenaise except what had been absorbed into the bread. I continued to eat, I was very very hungry. I took two more bites, and on the third I tasted something very green, opening up my sandwich I saw quite a bit of mold on the meat substitute, I gagged a little and showed the counterboy. He looked at theyre color code system and saw that the sandwich had been there over a week. When I was ready to leave I waited at the counter for 15 minutes before I set my intended purchase on the counter and left while the staff talked and laughed amoungst themselves ten feet from me.
food in the deli is NOT FRESH, staff is very rude, high prices compared to green thyme