Tuesday, January 8, 2008

I am become Death, destroyer of supermarkets

When I was a kid, our family always did our grocery shopping at the Eagle supermarket, usually on Sundays after church. A year or so after I moved to Iowa City to start college, the chain went bankrupt.

When in Iowa City, I usually shopped for groceries at Cub Foods, which was close to where I lived and was also dirt-cheap. On my most recent drive through town, I've discovered that it, too, has closed.

What does this mean? It means that if you work for WinCo in Moscow, you should start updating your resume.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nah... WinCo is indestructible by virtue of having rock-bottom prices (and, if yours is anything like McMinnville's, being open 24 hrs and a great bulk-food selection). Cub Foods was seriously downscale in terms of services and ambiance, AND never really that much cheaper than Hy-Vee--plus, it wasn't convenient to get to for about 80% of the IC/Coralville population.