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Fri Nov 24, 2017, 05:16 PM

Our small town in the middle of NM raised $150,000 to reopen our grocery store

We had to drive 90 miles round trip for groceries before the store opened.

http://www.kob.com/business-news/b-street-market-mountainair-grocery-store/4680113/

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Reply Our small town in the middle of NM raised $150,000 to reopen our grocery store (Original post)
womanofthehills Nov 2017 OP
Vinca Nov 2017 #1
panader0 Nov 2017 #2
womanofthehills Nov 2017 #3
inanna Nov 2017 #4
Hortensis Nov 2017 #5
womanofthehills Nov 2017 #6
Hortensis Nov 2017 #7

Response to womanofthehills (Original post)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 05:19 PM

1. That's great! I can't imagine driving that far for groceries.

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Response to womanofthehills (Original post)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 05:25 PM

2. I love Mountainair.

That whole area from Chilili to Tajique and down through Mountainair to
Gran Quivira is great. My mom's ashes are in White Oaks, outside Carrizozo.
A beautiful area.
P.S. Congrats on the store.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 08:04 PM

3. I love this area too

I'm about 12 miles outside of Mountainair with a great view of the Manzano Mts. It's been about 10 yrs since i was to White Oaks, but I remember the old school house.

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Response to womanofthehills (Original post)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 08:15 PM

4. Excellent!

I live central city and we don't have one in the district. Major pain in the ass.

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Response to womanofthehills (Original post)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 08:28 PM

5. Wonderful! Bet you're all very proud of ourselves and

of those people whose initiative kicked this off. Well, living in that beautiful area, now you practically have it all.

But your story makes me curious. I know friends in Atlanta use Costco 2-day delivery, supposedly available nationwide. Would that kind of thing really be available to remote communities like yours? To expand your choices for instance?

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 10:53 PM

6. I haven't heard anyone talk about Costco delivery out this way

The closest Costco is 90 miles away in Albuquerque. I actually do quite a bit of shopping esp. for pet food on Amazon.

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Response to womanofthehills (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 27, 2017, 05:44 AM

7. Oh, me too. We're rural and to-the-door delivery and,

when I shop carefully, very competitive prices are real boons. LOVE, Amazon. Guiltily, perhaps, but love what it means for us anyway.

As a child when I was living with my older sister and her family, every 3 months or so we'd drive down out of the Yosemite area mountains to stock up supplies in Mariposa, itself not exactly a metropolis, me with their small children in the back of an empty pickup on the way down, surrounded by bags and boxes on the way back.

Now Costco is advertising nationwide 2-day delivery in the contiguous states for nonperishable goods, perishable 1-day in cities only. And I imagine other food sources are as well. Expect the USPS is above all what makes this possible. When the other carriers can't compete economically, they sub their own business to Ben Franklin's USPS.

Kinda different, and as we get older I'm looking forward to seeing this develop more. But of course nothing's as good as having your own local market, so congrats again.

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