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Naturalsister
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Posted on Friday, January 20, 2006 - 10:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I talked to someone in the press room for CVS Pharmacy Corp. and she told me that they are schedueled to open at 1001 Woodward on January 28th. Walked by today and they are taking apps.

I'll be there. It's probably a no brainer that this place is a goldmine with the lack of such an amenity in the CBD.

Couldn't get any details on the hours but I'm crossing my fingers for a 10pm closing.

later - naturalsister
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Tetsua
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CVS is definately a welcomed addition downtown, and will indeed be a goldmine. When you think about it though, there are SO many things that could be goldmines downtown. Look at the success of The Breakfast House so far. It's only time before other places follow suit.

How many retail spaces are available for the 1001 garage anyway?
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Compn
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Posted on Friday, January 20, 2006 - 11:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

just what does CVS stand for anyhow?
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Everydayislikesunday
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Consumer Value Store.

indeed.
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Livernoisyard
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Posted on Friday, January 20, 2006 - 11:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Only in Detroit would a common drug store be a big deal. In some towns there's two or more on the same corner. How sad...
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Adamjab19
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if you haven't noticed detroit is rebuilding itself. a new cvs happens, and maybe unfortunetly, to be a big deal.

also don't overgeneralize. this is one little forum with only about 2-3 people excited about the opening of this CVS up until you posted. don't take this as a collective shit your pants moment from all of detroit.

besides driving around the suburbs seeing all of the walgreen's CVS at seriously every corner is quite lame. I'm sure it's fine that there is only one drug store in the CBD.


(Message edited by adamjab19 on January 20, 2006)

(Message edited by adamjab19 on January 20, 2006)
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Ericdfan
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The Radio Shack on Woodward does really well considering the where it is at and the building that it is in..if any of you have ever been in there it is really..umm small..

but livernois is right, in Chicago they have a CVS on practically every corner and 4 RS's...of course Downtown Chicago is quite a bit busier..
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Mcpd1300
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CVS = Continuously Vacant Shelves
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Mike
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Walgreens is king of ChiTown... CVS does not exist in Chicago.

I work for walgreens by the way. But I would switch in a heartbeat to work there. And oh by the way, the line of pharmacists and managers that want to work at that location is huge. When I interviewed with them I told them if they got me in that location it would be a done deal and I would sign right there, but they told me that the line for pharmacists that want to work there is extensive.

Dont know what that means, but i have heard from many other people that working there is hot right now, and its not easy to get a job. at least on the manager, or pharmacy level.

Now if we can only convince walgreens to move there...

There is a drug store right around the block though. Get your prescriptions filled there. Independent pharmacies treat you better and are usually cheaper if your a no-insurance patient.
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Drm
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I am a happy customer of Griswold Pharmacy around the corner. I'd never switch back to CVS or any other chain.
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Pffft
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I tried to get a prescription for my mother at a suburban CVS, for pain after a procedure. They told me it'd be ready the next day. I said what??

Apparently a lot of CVS stores don't carry a full line of drugs, they have to order from a central depot. Most of 'em are like that. Why even bother then? If you have an operation and need your meds, what good is that? Why would anyone shop there?

I took her to Walgreen's instead. I always shop an independent drugstore, unless it's after 9, then I go to Walgreen's.
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Bagman
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I only get my drugs from GRISWOLD PHARMACY. Ahmed is my guy. I stopped going to the chains when I had problems getting my perscriptions filled. There is so much fraud going on that most of the chains have gotton out of the narcotic biz. I am a pain patient and a severe asthmatic and I use a large amount of meds and most of my scripts are written for higher doses than normal folks as I'm a big guy. I had more than one chain refuse to refill a srcipt because they said I couldn't be using so much medication...My insurance company was more than willing to pay for the drugs it was just the pharmisist who was afraid to give me the refil...mind you I said refil, sometimes it would be like # 6 out of a year long (12) script. I would ask why it was ok the last 5 times, and they would always claim they were afraid that when they got audited there would be a problem.
So far Ahmed has added 2 drugs to his stock and keeps them in stock just for me, I never have to wait. He has gone beyond the call of duty, with some of my Doctors he has had to call more than once due to poorly or incorrectly written perscriptions. I am excited that I will be able to stop in CVS for everything but the DRUGS on my way to the bus. It is funny that Rite Aid closed just a few years ago right around the corner and now CVS thinks they can make a go of it. I do wonder what numbers CVS or Borders look for in population in an area before they open a store. I am sure all these National chains are getting sweetheart deals in order to open....
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Smogboy
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Sometimes a nice little (and I'm using the term loosely) store that has simple household items downtown is nice. I think stores like this anchor downtowns a little better. I think about that Walgreens that's on Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago- it's always packed because most of the office workers still need little sundries, munchies and what not.

But admittedly huge chains like this have also been the death of smaller pharmacies. I hope Griswold Pharmacy sticks around forever and we can stem the closing of places like this. Mom & pop shops offer some amazing service and deserve to stick around and make a profit.
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Erikd
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quote:

Only in Detroit would a common drug store be a big deal. In some towns there's two or more on the same corner. How sad...




Let me clear up some of the misconceptions about the excitement over the new CVS.

As a long time downtown resident, I am very excited to see the opening of the new CVS. However, the people making snide comments about how drugstores are commonplace in other towns, and using this situation to bolster a "Detroit sucks" argument are way off-base.

First off, there is a plethora of these stores around the city, and many of them near downtown. East Jefferson has a CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid all clustered in the Mt. Elliot/Chene/Harbortown area, just outside of downtown. A few miles further down Jefferson, there is a CVS and Rite Aid across the street from each other.

Midtown has a Rite Aid near Woodward and Forrest, and a CVS a few blocks over on Warren.

There is a CVS on Gratiot, about a mile past Eastern Market.

In summary, there are at least a half dozen chain drugstores within 2 miles of downtown.

I should also point out that the downtown drugstore shorage is a fairly recent thing. A few years ago, we had a Rite Aid in the Ren Cen, a Rite Aid on Griswold, and Pauls Cut Rate on Broadway.

The massive reconstruction of downtown over the last 5-7 years caused a major temporary loss of retail and services.

The construction of 3 casinos, 2 stadia, GM and Compuware headquarters, and massive water/sewer/street/sidewalk/li ghting projects shut down quite a bit of downtown retail and services.

For the people that have stayed downtown through this reconstruction peroid, the re-opening of "basic services", such as the YMCA, Ren Cen theaters and stores, drug stores, coffee shops, Greektown and Woodward retail, etc, all signal the end of the downtown "reconstruction" era, and a return to a more normal and improved downtown.

To an outsider, the excitement over the re-opening of basic retail and services downtown is used as fodder for cheap shots and put-downs, but for myself and most other long-time downtowners, these re-openings are a return to a more normal (and much improved) downtown that we have have been looking forward to throughout the tough years of reconstruction.
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Mj64
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CVS has been in Chicago for about the last five years. One opened on Jackson St in the loop when I was working there around 2000. A bunch more have opened since. I grew up with CVS in New England, but I agree with Mike -- Chicago is a Walgreen's town...maybe an Osco town, too.
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Leoqueen
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quote:

East Jefferson has a CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid all clustered in the Mt. Elliot/Chene/Harbortown area, just outside of downtown




Here is my two cents.....these 3 particular stores SUCK! I get my meds at the Rite Aid, and they never have them on time. The service at the CVS next to the Powerhouse is beyond slow,they never have enough check out people, and the same for the Walgreens....it started out okay but has regressed.

I mourn the loss of Paul's Cut Rate, where my meds were always there and the staff overall was super friendly.
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Drm
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I've had the same experiences with the chains, Leoqueen. I don't know how many times I stood at the counter of the CVS next to Powerhouse while they searched vainly for a prescription refill I had called in that day. Then they check the computer. Then they go back and check through the baskets and miraculously find it. That's after watching the 6 people ahead of me go through the same exercise. No, thanks.

I walk into Griswold and they have my prescriptions on the counter as soon as I walk in the door. In and out in 1 minute. Not only that, but they have often offered to deliver to my office if I can't make it during store hours. For those worried about parking, they validate for 1/2 hour in the lot next door, or I can usually find a street space if I drive there on Saturday.

I don't mean to sound like an advertisement, but I think it's very important to patronize businesses like this. They don't have the advertising budget or the long hours of the chains, but they definitely make up for it in service. And, the best part is that it doesn't cost you any extra for the enhanced service.
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Broken_main
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Well...this is what i am going to do. I will shop at CVS for those little things that I need every now and then and i will get my meds at Griswold. as long as I keep my patronage in the city...I'm all good!!
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Susanarosa
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I hate CVS pharmacy-- suburbs, city, it doesn't matter.

I've never had a problem at Walgreens and have found the staff at the Walgreens on Jefferson incredibly helpful, very prompt and polite.
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Mike
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Even as a Walgreen's employee I would still tell folks that if there is an independent in town, especially around the block, go there. Especially if you have no insurance.

Keep in mind folks, with pharmacy, service is everything. Unless your a new patient or starting a new medication, your script should be ready in minutes, unless its super busy.

Another thing is that you have to understand something... why is it a problem to wait for your medication (something that can kill you if soemthing goes wrong) but its fine to wait in line at your bakery, pizza parlour, or to buy a book?

Filling medication is not always a simple thing, the pharmacist is usually also looking at your other medications and your health history when they are verifying that its okay for you to take this medicine. They also should explain and answer any questions that you have about your medicine. Another thing is that a lot of times the doctor will write something that will not make sense or writes for something that interacts with another medication or sometimes something that will kill you if you take it. Many times I am waiting forever just for the doctor to get back to me and verify or change a medication that they wrote incorectly. And if you have insurance and they will not pay for a certain medication, forget about it, thats a double whammy. We have to figure out which medication would be right for you, then call the doctor and reccomend a change, wait for the doctor to call back and approve it, then have to notify the insurance company. And if you are on chronic pain and narcotic medication, its always a hassle. You have to understand that the rule book for pharmacists practicing in Michigan is larger than any other licenced professional in the state, and we have lots of red tape we have to go through as our license is on the line.

This is why I prefer independent pharmacies, their technology is way behind that of CVS or Walgreens, but they actually have the time for service and help out the patients.
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Rbdetsport
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I saw the CVS Sign on top of the Parking Garage yesterday
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Blondy
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Thank you DRMm etc. for telling us about Griswold, I will now get prescriptions filled there, it makes it easier that they are open on Saturdays.

As always, SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS IN DETROIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Maybe I will start signing all my posts that way....)
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Ilovedetroit
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PLEASE Trader Joes! I want one so bad I can't stand it...I hate driving to Royal Oak for my supplies (mostly their affordable wines).
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Jjw
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Excited about a CVS??? Maybe if the staff was naked!!
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Naturalsister
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I get prescriptions filled strictly at GRISWOLD PHARMACY as well, but they don't carry a 4-pack of Scott Tissue, and many other things that I need. The pharmacy part of the CVS chain is last on my list of reasons to patronize this place.

later - naturalsister
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Erikd
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That's what I'm talking about. I don't care about the pharmacy section of the CVS, I just want to be able to buy tissues or toothpaste without paying the premiun prices at places like the market in the Millender Center.
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Naturalsister
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Erikd,

Thanks for naming names. I didn't want to call anyone out. I love those guys, nicest folks in the world, but I just can't always do the 16oz Febreze for $4.99.

later - natural sister
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Citylover
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Anyone remember Remers on Gratiot around six mi? That was a great old line Detroit pharmacy.I drove by one day about 4 or 5 years ago and the paharmacy had just closed that week.I believe the medical supply division of Remers is still open.
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Jimaz
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I still own an original Cunningham's 21 "We're a drugstore and a whole lot more" yardstick from the 1970s. Neener neener neener!
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Citylover
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I may have you beat Jimaz.......I have a Pharmacists bottle (empty of course)of Phenobarbital_ the bottle would have been what the Ph used to refill a prescription.....

Anyhow it is from Kales-Mutual Pharmacy/surgical supply
28 w.Adams_ WO-2-1260(ph #)

A frind of mine had it, was gonna throw it away so I took it for my "collection".
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Citylover
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Mike thanks for the informative and helpful post_
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Jimaz
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CL, I'd gladly trade you the yardstick for the barbybottle but I'm more curious about what the "21" means in "Cunningham's 21." Was it the number of stores they had then, or some obscure reference to blackjack, or ...?

Dumbfounded. :-)
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Citylover
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I have no idea Jimaz_ I do however have fond memories of the Cunninghams on Main street in Ann Arbor and the signature surgical green enamal that adorned all Cunninghams back then.

In junior high school we would walk uptown and stop at C'hams and try to buy cigarettes.There was a particularly mean older woman working their and she would ask for our "draft cards" to which we would reply we were "draft dodgers" which pissed her off, much to our delight.
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Jimaz
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CL, draft cards! lol Mix them up, confuse them, watch their puzzled reactions! Great fun!
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Citylover
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Absolutely Jimaz, confuse them!! ha-ha, this was the early 70's and we (my mom finally gave in)had long hair, the old lady at Cunninghams was especially scornful of "hippie types" so the draft dodger retort we knew would raise her cackles a bit.......well maybe more than a bit....
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Rustic
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I believe "cunningham's 21" referred to their stores having 21 different shops in a single store.
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Rustic
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btw, ericd infuses the appropriate perspective into the apparent excitement over this opening. thanks for the explanation.
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Jimaz
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Ah, thanks Rustic. Yes, you're correct. I just now Googled it and found this page:
http://www.goantiques.com/deta il,cunninghams-pharmacy-ounce, 978075.html
The glass pictured on that page says "21 great shops under one roof."
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Rustic
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Jimaz, yeah that's it 21 "shops under one roof". I recall they would have the different shops listed faintly in the background of their weekly print ads. I am not sure if all cunningham's were cunningham's 21's or just some of the larger stores.

btw $15 for a shot glass, I'll pass ...
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Chachadoll
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I drove down Woodward on Thursday and was quite excited to see the new CVS. I worked in that area for 4 yrs and was blown away by the progress that occured in the 7 months since I have been away.
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Motorcitymayor2026
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any idea what is going in the other retail space next to cvs??

Also, I like how CVS also put a sign at the top of the garage, not just on the main floor. I wish the compuware shops would put out vertical signs like Hard Rock and Borders do.... Most ppl arent aware of all the different little shops and restuarants in these buildings, and nicely lit signs add to the atmosphere and the business downtown
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Metrodetguy
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Sure..."you hate driving to Royal Oak", "Ilovedetroit". It's right down the street from you (Ferndale/Pleasant Ridge/Hunington Woods).
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Motorcitymayor2026
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OK, HE/SHE LIVES IN DETROIT!!!
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Metrodetguy
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Well that's what he/she claims now. When "Ilovedetroit" first came to the forum, he/she claimed otherwise. Given that person's complete lack of credibility, who knows?
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Ilovedetroit
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You are a whacko Metro...enough people know who I am on this forum and they can all vouch that I live in Detroit and I have for MANY years.
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Metrodetguy
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"Ilovedetroit", enough people on this forum have seen that you have made multiple claims about everything from your city of residence, gender, sexual orientation, political affiliations, income level, employment, event attendance, etc. to vouch for you being a Whacko for MANY years.
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Wmuchris
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All right, all right.

We've heard this all before, no reason to pick on ILD in this thread. ILD had not even posted anything inflamitory in this whole thread. It seems like someone is on a witch hunt.

If you want, start your own thread about it. People can write in and tell their ILD spottings, where he/she lives and so on. But I wanna talk about CVS dammit! ;-)

So stop it before it starts.
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WMUChris, where have you been on all the other threads? Try keeping your speaking out balanced if you're going to say anything about "witch hunts". That goes for defending anyone, not just "Ilovedetroit".
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Dag
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On a related note, CVS's value may be cut some as its debt ratio increased dramatically but the national presence should increase because of the purchase of both Osco and Sav-On.
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Thrice
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False alarm. They aren't opening untill tomorrow. (the 29th)
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Naturalsister
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Thanks Thrice. Glad you brought this thread back to the subject at hand.

later - naturalsister
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Erikd
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I plan on being there tomorrow morning for the grand opening. I have never been so excited about buying soap and paper towels... LOL

*chanting* C-V-S! C-V-S!
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Thrice
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I'll race ya there. I was up and out the door @ 10 to go to the damn thing, on a weekend no less.

Oh well, good thing its only a block away.
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Erikd
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BTW,the new CVS will be open later for the next week, but after the Superbowl, they will start closing at 7pm. Remember to request a later closing time when you go in, and they might start staying open later if they get enough requests for extended evening hours.
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Ericdfan
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yep, there are indeed CVS in Chicago...I was there last summer so I should know..lol
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Mike
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You guys know that CVS's CEO will be there for the grand opening?
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Naturalsister
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Yeah, he's staying with me tonight. I'm gonna use my female prowess to convince him to have it open 24hrs.

later - naturalsister
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Erikd
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I just got back from my first trip to the new CVS. I got there right when they opened, and there were about a dozen customers in the store within five minutes. Not bad for a quiet Sunday morning, with all of the roads near the store closed, and no announcements about the grand opening to the public.

I think the owners will be shocked at how busy this store will be.
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Motorcitymayor2026
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you begged for extra hours, right ErikD???
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Erikd
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I was on my knees begging and pleading right there at the check-out counter. It must have been a pitiful sight to behold. LOL
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Supersport
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Jesus man, tell me you didn't back them into a corner and talk an ear off them on the very first day.
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Erikd
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I was just kidding. I just bought my stuff and left. However, I did ask the manager for extra hours when I caught him there on Friday...
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Resqroydfd
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Just a question? If you live downtown where do you shop for groceries?
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Thrice
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I use university foods on warren and eastern market.

The CVS staff today was awesome. People were coming in and cheering for CVS being downtown.




(Message edited by thrice on January 30, 2006)
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Karl
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Since someone mentioned "stuff" they have from old drugstores, I have a bottle from JL Hudson's pharmacy, complete with the old "WOodward" telephone #. I got it from a guy who moved out of the Detroit area to AZ in 1952, and never went back, so I figure it is from the late '40's.
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Erikd
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quote:

Just a question? If you live downtown where do you shop for groceries?




Ahh, the grocery store question once again. I always get a kick out of this one.

The Millender Center market is a very convienient spot to shop at, but the prices are a little high. Of course, Eastern Market is a great place for food, and there are also a few nice grocery stores just outside downtown. The University Market, Harbortown, and Indian Village market are all very close, and quite nice.

For bigger grocery stores, the huge Farmer Jack on Jefferson is a good option, and if you really want to go to the burbs, there are a ton of places within a 10-15 minute drive from downtown.

Resqroydfd,

Where do you shop for groceries? I'll bet that I have more options within walking distance than you do. I will also bet that I have more grocery stores within a 15 minute drive than you do.

Where do you shop for groceries?
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623kraw
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Shocking that no one mentioned their former name...
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English
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I spent the entire day downtown and saw the new CVS on my way back and forth from Detroit Breakfast House. I just hope that all the "temporary" Super Bowl stores will become vibrant and lasting retail!

And yes, Trader Joe's would be nice. There is one 5 min. away from my A2 home, and it just made me long to have one when I move back downtown...
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Fury13
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The University Market, Harbortown, and Indian Village market are all very close, and quite nice.

For bigger grocery stores, the huge Farmer Jack on Jefferson is a good option...


I've never been in any of those particular stores, but really, what's the quality of the goods like in them? I will say that he Farmer Jacks that remain in the 'burbs (Hazel Park, Madison Heights, etc.) are terrible. They stock the typical low-end crap, not quality like you'd see at Whole Foods or Trader Joe's (which is usually my first stop when I need groceries... high quality + decent price = good value).

Why they couldn't build a new Trader Joe's or Whole Foods near Indian Village or Palmer Woods?

Anyway, CVS/Walgreen's/Rite Aid all carry just about everything now. I can get antifreeze at CVS. These stores are not strictly pharmacies; they're all-purpose stores. Essentially, the drugstore of today has replaced the convenience store of the '70s and '80s as a place to get anything you need, and at all hours.
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Jt1
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University Market has started a shift to supply much more healthier food although their prices are a little high on some items. Harbortown has a good selection of normal day to day as well as specialty food I do think that their deli is a bit overpriced but I go to EM stores for Deli. I have only been into IV market once or twice and the meat prices seem pretty reasonable.

The FJ on Jefferson has a ton of healthy options (You name the soy or veggie product and they have it. The produce area has been a little lacking the last few times I have been there but I usually go to Eastern Market so no harm done.

Surprisingly the Spartan Foods store on Warren has some decent options. If you just want to stock up on the cheaper canned goods Glory Foods is a good deal and I must say I was surprised at the cleanliness and the produce.

In short Detroiters have just as many options if not more than many suburban counterparts. The prices are sometimes a bit higher but I have been seeing a trend of healthier options as most of the foods listed above.

Trader Joe's market plan requires a specific percentage of college grads within a specified radius. While I understand that it makes sense from a business stand point it also assures them an easy way out of considering markets like downtown that has a decent amount fo college grads but more than enough subsidized housing to ensure that they will never be able to consider downtown/midtown. But I guess that is all part of the game of sticking one specific city with the bulk of the poor.
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Danny
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YAY CVS! Another good ol' chain store brought to you buy the G.R.E.E.D. corps.
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Gravitymachine
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whopp de doo. its a store full of candy, film, shitty electonics and prescriptions drugs....I think all were previously availalble downtown
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Susanarosa
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Harbortown has a good food selection, lots of things that can be hard to find at the chain places but is still lacking some basic things that you should be able to find at chains.

For that, the Farmer Jack on Jefferson is good to supplement what you can't find at Harbortown.

Unfortunately though, it's almost impossible to find the items that are fat free, low-fat, baked, etc. at any grocer in Detroit. For most of that stuff I end up at Kroger in GPP.
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Gravitymachine
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university foods is good for last minute things, but high prices, moldy produce and big lines keep me away unless I absolutely need something or can't bear to drive 10 minutes up 75
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Jt1
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quote:

Unfortunately though, it's almost impossible to find the items that are fat free, low-fat, baked, etc. at any grocer in Detroit.




Susan - How special are you looking. I have found that the healthier options can be found at Harbortown or FJ.
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Susanarosa
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Fat Free Pringles -- Almost impossible to find. I finally found them at FJ the last time I went. Bought 5 cans.

Baked Tortilla chips -- Not at Harbortown, they do have the light ones but I prefer the Baked (no olestra)

You are correct though, Harbortown does have lots of good tofu stuff. But they never have fat free cheese and only rarely can I get 2% or skim cheese. Fat Free refried beans are great, when they have them. Reduced Fat Triscuits... Fat Free Town House crackers... nope. Their selections of fat free pudding and fat free jello are always lacking (only one flavor or none in stock at that time). They are slow at getting the new Lean Cuisine flavors that I can find in the suburbs. They just recently started carrying the Healthy choice smoked sausage but that's the only brand they carry in low fat that's not only turkey sausage... and then they only have one brand of turkey sausage.

So yeah, that's what I have trouble finding at Harbortown and lots of times at FJ. But I keep looking, and asking... maybe it'll work, maybe it won't. No big deal.
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Dabirch
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Susanarosa --

I've seen you eat, and I've seen you drink, the last thing I ever would've thought was that you would be looking for fat-free stuff...
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Susanarosa
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That's the problem there Dabirch, that's the problem...
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Jt1
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Susan - I thought that FJ had those items but am not positive.

The Rite Aid on Woodwar has fat free Pringles.
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Cynknight
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I forget which TV station had the story about the new CVS opening the other day - but I have to admit mixed feelings. On one hand, happy to see it open - on the other, sad that it was big enough "news" to get on TV. I wish it well, though.

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