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    Hoges in WA Guest

    Default Groceries/food stores in Grasonville, Queenstown

    Anyone on that neck of Maryland got any pointers for general groceries
    and food stores in the Grasonville area? We've just bought a yacht
    which is based over that side and will be moving aboard in late June/
    early July. I know about the Premium Outlets and the 7/11 but can't
    dig up anything else on Google. Thanksy

  2. #2
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Groceries/food stores in Grasonville, Queenstown

    On Tue, 14 Jun 2011 20:53:32 -0700 (PDT), Hoges in WA
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Anyone on that neck of Maryland got any pointers for general groceries
    > and food stores in the Grasonville area? We've just bought a yacht
    > which is based over that side and will be moving aboard in late June/
    > early July. I know about the Premium Outlets and the 7/11 but can't
    > dig up anything else on Google. Thanksy


    Congratulations! How are you getting your boat back home? Through
    the Panama Canal or around the Horn?

    --

    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

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    Dora Guest

    Default Re: Groceries/food stores in Grasonville, Queenstown

    Hoges in WA wrote:
    > Anyone on that neck of Maryland got any pointers for general
    > groceries
    > and food stores in the Grasonville area? We've just bought a yacht
    > which is based over that side and will be moving aboard in late
    > June/
    > early July. I know about the Premium Outlets and the 7/11 but can't
    > dig up anything else on Google. Thanksy


    We lived in Queenstown for over twenty years.
    There are no significant grocery stores in Grasonville; however, just
    a few miles east in Chester there is a large modern Safeway plus an
    (much less satisfactory) Acme.
    It's a wonderful boating area - join the Kent Island Yacht Club and
    watch out for the bridge! We've belonged for almost 30 years.
    Good luck!

    Dora


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    Steve Freides Guest

    Default Re: Groceries/food stores in Grasonville, Queenstown

    At the main Google screen, put in

    maps: grasonville, md

    then click on Search Nearby, and then put in grocery and hit the
    button - you'll see quite a few.

    For some reason, if you do it straight from Google's main search screen,
    you only get one - at least that's how it worked for me just now.

    I'm pretty sure Google Earth also has siimilar functionality but I don't
    have that installed here.

    -S-

    Hoges in WA wrote:
    > Anyone on that neck of Maryland got any pointers for general groceries
    > and food stores in the Grasonville area? We've just bought a yacht
    > which is based over that side and will be moving aboard in late June/
    > early July. I know about the Premium Outlets and the 7/11 but can't
    > dig up anything else on Google. Thanksy




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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Groceries/food stores in Grasonville, Queenstown

    On Tue, 14 Jun 2011 20:53:32 -0700 (PDT), Hoges in WA wrote:

    > Anyone on that neck of Maryland got any pointers for general groceries
    > and food stores in the Grasonville area? We've just bought a yacht
    > which is based over that side and will be moving aboard in late June/
    > early July. I know about the Premium Outlets and the 7/11 but can't
    > dig up anything else on Google. Thanksy


    7-11 is not a food store. Nobody buys "groceries" there.

    -sw

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    Dora Guest

    Default Re: Groceries/food stores in Grasonville, Queenstown

    Steve Freides wrote:
    > At the main Google screen, put in
    >
    > maps: grasonville, md
    >
    > then click on Search Nearby, and then put in grocery and hit the
    > button - you'll see quite a few.


    And most of them are convenience stores - OK for a loaf of bread but
    not if you're stocking up. Also,
    I lived near the Bennett Point General Store - but never shopped
    there. Higher prices for staler food.
    As I said - the Safeway store is large, modern and very good.
    To WAHoges - if you go to the Safeway, take the service road through
    Grasonville all the way - don't go out onto the highway. Easier
    accessibility.
    However (grin) don't go east - go west, in direction of Annapolis.
    Any more questions, e-mail me at
    limey108 at verizon dot net.
    Dora
    Dora


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    Steve Freides Guest

    Default Re: Groceries/food stores in Grasonville, Queenstown

    Sqwertz wrote:
    > On Tue, 14 Jun 2011 20:53:32 -0700 (PDT), Hoges in WA wrote:
    >
    >> Anyone on that neck of Maryland got any pointers for general
    >> groceries and food stores in the Grasonville area? We've just
    >> bought a yacht which is based over that side and will be moving
    >> aboard in late June/ early July. I know about the Premium Outlets
    >> and the 7/11 but can't dig up anything else on Google. Thanksy

    >
    > 7-11 is not a food store. Nobody buys "groceries" there.
    >
    > -sw


    Many poor neighborhoods have nothing but convenience stores - no grocery
    stores.

    -S-



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    Dora Guest

    Default Re: Groceries/food stores in Grasonville, Queenstown

    Steve Freides wrote:
    > Sqwertz wrote:
    >> On Tue, 14 Jun 2011 20:53:32 -0700 (PDT), Hoges in WA wrote:
    >>
    >>> Anyone on that neck of Maryland got any pointers for general
    >>> groceries and food stores in the Grasonville area? We've just
    >>> bought a yacht which is based over that side and will be moving
    >>> aboard in late June/ early July. I know about the Premium Outlets
    >>> and the 7/11 but can't dig up anything else on Google. Thanksy

    >>
    >> 7-11 is not a food store. Nobody buys "groceries" there.
    >>
    >> -sw

    >
    > Many poor neighborhoods have nothing but convenience stores - no
    > grocery stores.
    >
    > -S-


    It is not a poor neighborhood.


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    Steve Freides Guest

    Default Re: Groceries/food stores in Grasonville, Queenstown

    Dora wrote:
    > Steve Freides wrote:
    >> Sqwertz wrote:
    >>> On Tue, 14 Jun 2011 20:53:32 -0700 (PDT), Hoges in WA wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Anyone on that neck of Maryland got any pointers for general
    >>>> groceries and food stores in the Grasonville area? We've just
    >>>> bought a yacht which is based over that side and will be moving
    >>>> aboard in late June/ early July. I know about the Premium Outlets
    >>>> and the 7/11 but can't dig up anything else on Google. Thanksy
    >>>
    >>> 7-11 is not a food store. Nobody buys "groceries" there.
    >>>
    >>> -sw

    >>
    >> Many poor neighborhoods have nothing but convenience stores - no
    >> grocery stores.
    >>
    >> -S-

    >
    > It is not a poor neighborhood.


    I was commenting on the post to which I replied, which said that no one
    buys groceries at a 7-11. People do, even if not in Grasonville, MD.

    -S-



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    Dora Guest

    Default Re: Groceries/food stores in Grasonville, Queenstown

    Steve Freides wrote:
    > I was commenting on the post to which I replied, which said that no
    > one buys groceries at a 7-11. People do, even if not in
    > Grasonville,
    > MD.

    I lived in the Queenstown/Grasonville area from 1987 until last year
    and am very familiar with it. By any chance are you from there,
    Steve?

    Dora



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    Steve Freides Guest

    Default Re: Groceries/food stores in Grasonville, Queenstown

    Dora wrote:
    > Steve Freides wrote:
    >> I was commenting on the post to which I replied, which said that no
    >> one buys groceries at a 7-11. People do, even if not in
    >> Grasonville,
    >> MD.

    > I lived in the Queenstown/Grasonville area from 1987 until last year
    > and am very familiar with it. By any chance are you from there,
    > Steve?
    >
    > Dora


    Nope - just playing w/ Google Maps. We've got relatives in MD and get
    down there once in a while but otherwise we're a few hours north - grew
    up outside of Philly and live in northern NJ now.

    This is off-topic, of course, but I feel it's important to remain aware
    of how fortunate my material circumstances are. My parents grew up in
    the Great Depression (lost houses, jobs, savings, slept on cots with
    relatives), some of my friends' parents lived in hiding and travelling
    by foot in Europe during WW II; I feel it's important, when someone
    says something like people don't buy groceries at a 7-11, to point out
    that some people who are less fortunate than me do exactly that. I
    don't ever want to take what I have for granted, but it's easy to
    forget, so I make an effort to remember.

    -S-



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    Dora Guest

    Default Re: Groceries/food stores in Grasonville, Queenstown

    Steve Freides wrote:
    > Dora wrote:
    >> Steve Freides wrote:
    >>> I was commenting on the post to which I replied, which said that
    >>> no
    >>> one buys groceries at a 7-11. People do, even if not in
    >>> Grasonville,
    >>> MD.

    >> I lived in the Queenstown/Grasonville area from 1987 until last
    >> year
    >> and am very familiar with it. By any chance are you from there,
    >> Steve?
    >>
    >> Dora

    >
    > Nope - just playing w/ Google Maps. We've got relatives in MD and
    > get
    > down there once in a while but otherwise we're a few hours north -
    > grew up outside of Philly and live in northern NJ now.
    >
    > This is off-topic, of course, but I feel it's important to remain
    > aware of how fortunate my material circumstances are. My parents
    > grew up in the Great Depression (lost houses, jobs, savings, slept
    > on
    > cots with relatives), some of my friends' parents lived in hiding
    > and
    > travelling by foot in Europe during WW II; I feel it's important,
    > when someone says something like people don't buy groceries at a
    > 7-11, to point out that some people who are less fortunate than me
    > do
    > exactly that. I don't ever want to take what I have for granted,
    > but
    > it's easy to forget, so I make an effort to remember.
    >
    > -S-


    I understand.


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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Groceries/food stores in Grasonville, Queenstown

    On Thu, 16 Jun 2011 16:32:45 -0400, Steve Freides wrote:

    > Dora wrote:
    >> Steve Freides wrote:
    >>> Sqwertz wrote:
    >>>> On Tue, 14 Jun 2011 20:53:32 -0700 (PDT), Hoges in WA wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> Anyone on that neck of Maryland got any pointers for general
    >>>>> groceries and food stores in the Grasonville area? We've just
    >>>>> bought a yacht which is based over that side and will be moving
    >>>>> aboard in late June/ early July. I know about the Premium Outlets
    >>>>> and the 7/11 but can't dig up anything else on Google. Thanksy
    >>>>
    >>>> 7-11 is not a food store. Nobody buys "groceries" there.
    >>>>
    >>>> -sw
    >>>
    >>> Many poor neighborhoods have nothing but convenience stores - no
    >>> grocery stores.
    >>>
    >>> -S-

    >>
    >> It is not a poor neighborhood.

    >
    > I was commenting on the post to which I replied, which said that no one
    > buys groceries at a 7-11. People do, even if not in Grasonville, MD.


    People may stop there to get a bottle of hot sauce or pickles for the
    pregnant wife, but nobody "grocery shops" there. "Groceries", IMO,
    means things you buy at a grocery store usually 5+ items at a time.
    You might be able to get some mac and cheese or a can of

    Ahh, just forget it. It's not worth arguing about. You know damn
    well people don't consider it a grocery store and people do not
    regularly shop at 7-11 except for "convenience items" (not groceries).

    -sw

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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Groceries/food stores in Grasonville, Queenstown

    On Fri, 17 Jun 2011 10:40:14 -0400, Steve Freides wrote:

    > I feel it's important, when someone
    > says something like people don't buy groceries at a 7-11, to point out
    > that some people who are less fortunate than me do exactly that.


    I disagree. They buy convenience items. 7-11 is NOT A GROCERY STORE
    - not in Beverly Hills nor in East Palo Alto. And it's important to
    point THAT out to people who may not be familiar with the chain who
    ARE looking for a grocery store.

    People who are less fortunate don't need to be paying $3.29 for a can
    of tomato soup. They have public transportation which will take them
    to a grocery store - just like it takes me.

    -sw

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    Hoges in WA Guest

    Default Re: Groceries/food stores in Grasonville, Queenstown

    On Jun 15, 12:33*pm, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > On Tue, 14 Jun 2011 20:53:32 -0700 (PDT), Hoges in WA
    >
    > <injipo...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > > Anyone on that neck of Maryland got any pointers for general groceries
    > > and food stores in the Grasonville area? *We've just bought a yacht
    > > which is based over that side and will be moving aboard in late June/
    > > early July. *I know about the Premium Outlets and the 7/11 but can't
    > > dig up anything else on Google. *Thanksy

    >
    > Congratulations! *How are you getting your boat back home? *Through
    > the Panama Canal or around the Horn?
    >
    > --
    >
    > Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.


    Eventually Panama but we're planning on not going home for about 6 or
    7 years yet. We're staying here until about next August (not this
    August) then heading East to UK/Europe/Med etc to wander. Then we'll
    come back down to the Caribbean and eventually back to Oz.

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    Hoges in WA Guest

    Default Re: Groceries/food stores in Grasonville, Queenstown

    On Jun 15, 11:18*pm, "Steve Freides" <st...@kbnj.com> wrote:
    > At the main Google screen, put in
    >
    > maps: grasonville, md
    >
    > then click on Search Nearby, and then put in grocery and hit the
    > button - you'll see quite a few.
    >
    > For some reason, if you do it straight from Google's main search screen,
    > you only get one - at least that's how it worked for me just now.
    >
    > I'm pretty sure Google Earth also has siimilar functionality but I don't
    > have that installed here.
    >
    > -S-
    >
    >
    >
    > Hoges in WA wrote:
    > > Anyone on that neck of Maryland got any pointers for general groceries
    > > and food stores in the Grasonville area? *We've just bought a yacht
    > > which is based over that side and will be moving aboard in late June/
    > > early July. *I know about the Premium Outlets and the 7/11 but can't
    > > dig up anything else on Google. *Thanksy- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Neat. Never knew that. I bet that can be used for lots of things.

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    Hoges in WA Guest

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    On Jun 16, 1:49*am, "Dora" <limey...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > Steve Freides wrote:
    > > At the main Google screen, put in

    >
    > > maps: grasonville, md

    >
    > > then click on Search Nearby, and then put in grocery and hit the
    > > button - you'll see quite a few.

    >
    > And most of them are convenience stores - OK for a loaf of bread but
    > not if you're stocking up. Also,
    > I lived near the Bennett Point General Store - but never shopped
    > there. *Higher prices for staler food.
    > As I said - the Safeway store is large, modern and very good.
    > To WAHoges - if you go to the Safeway, take the service road through
    > Grasonville all the way - don't go out onto the highway. *Easier
    > accessibility.
    > However (grin) don't go east - go west, in direction of Annapolis.
    > Any more questions, e-mail me at
    > limey108 at verizon dot net.
    > Dora
    > Dora


    Dora -
    Done.
    Hoges in WA

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Groceries/food stores in Grasonville, Queenstown

    On Fri, 17 Jun 2011 19:24:13 -0700 (PDT), Hoges in WA
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Jun 15, 12:33*pm, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > > On Tue, 14 Jun 2011 20:53:32 -0700 (PDT), Hoges in WA
    > >
    > > <injipo...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > > > Anyone on that neck of Maryland got any pointers for general groceries
    > > > and food stores in the Grasonville area? *We've just bought a yacht
    > > > which is based over that side and will be moving aboard in late June/
    > > > early July. *I know about the Premium Outlets and the 7/11 but can't
    > > > dig up anything else on Google. *Thanksy

    > >
    > > Congratulations! *How are you getting your boat back home? *Through
    > > the Panama Canal or around the Horn?
    > >
    > > --
    > >
    > > Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

    >
    > Eventually Panama but we're planning on not going home for about 6 or
    > 7 years yet. We're staying here until about next August (not this
    > August) then heading East to UK/Europe/Med etc to wander. Then we'll
    > come back down to the Caribbean and eventually back to Oz.


    Sounds fun! Will you be connected via satellite? Warning: Don't go
    to the Greek Isles or you might suffer from yacht envy. They have
    some real monsters over there.

    --

    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Groceries/food stores in Grasonville, Queenstown

    On Fri, 17 Jun 2011 19:24:13 -0700 (PDT), Hoges in WA
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > we're planning on not going home for about 6 or 7 years yet.
    > We're staying here until about next August (not this August)
    > then heading East to UK/Europe/Med etc to wander.


    I should have added that Firefox has an add on so you can get all of
    your search results in English when you're elsewhere (if you didn't
    know already). Google is getting better at guessing that you don't
    speak Hungarian, Croatian etc, but when in a hurry or just not wanting
    to fart around, it's a good option to have at your fingertips.

    Happy sailing!

    --

    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

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    Steve Freides Guest

    Default Re: Groceries/food stores in Grasonville, Queenstown

    Sqwertz wrote:
    > On Thu, 16 Jun 2011 16:32:45 -0400, Steve Freides wrote:
    >
    >> Dora wrote:
    >>> Steve Freides wrote:
    >>>> Sqwertz wrote:
    >>>>> On Tue, 14 Jun 2011 20:53:32 -0700 (PDT), Hoges in WA wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> Anyone on that neck of Maryland got any pointers for general
    >>>>>> groceries and food stores in the Grasonville area? We've just
    >>>>>> bought a yacht which is based over that side and will be moving
    >>>>>> aboard in late June/ early July. I know about the Premium
    >>>>>> Outlets and the 7/11 but can't dig up anything else on Google.
    >>>>>> Thanksy
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 7-11 is not a food store. Nobody buys "groceries" there.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> -sw
    >>>>
    >>>> Many poor neighborhoods have nothing but convenience stores - no
    >>>> grocery stores.
    >>>>
    >>>> -S-
    >>>
    >>> It is not a poor neighborhood.

    >>
    >> I was commenting on the post to which I replied, which said that no
    >> one buys groceries at a 7-11. People do, even if not in
    >> Grasonville, MD.

    >
    > People may stop there to get a bottle of hot sauce or pickles for the
    > pregnant wife, but nobody "grocery shops" there. "Groceries", IMO,
    > means things you buy at a grocery store usually 5+ items at a time.
    > You might be able to get some mac and cheese or a can of
    >
    > Ahh, just forget it. It's not worth arguing about. You know damn
    > well people don't consider it a grocery store and people do not
    > regularly shop at 7-11 except for "convenience items" (not groceries).
    >
    > -sw


    You are missing the point. Please Google something like "grocery stores
    in poor neighborhoods" and do a bit of reading.

    People who don't have grocery stores in their neighborhood _do_ buy
    groceries at convenience stores, and at the convenience stores' inflated
    prices. I don't consider 7-11 a grocery store and neither do you, but
    what's in a name? If that's where you buy groceries ... ? The people
    on this newsgroup aren't the ones I'm talking about, but let's not
    pretend such people don't exist, and let's _do_ learn something of their
    food-buying and eating habits - they do not go to a grocery store
    because they don't have one (and Lord knows they're not going to pay for
    or take the time for a bus ride to get to one), so they eat fast food
    and buy what groceries they do buy at convenience stores.

    -S-



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