When they demolished the old 'Parkville Heights Shopping Center' to build the new 'Parkville Commons'
They closed the old Apple Market store there and we were without a local store for quite a long time
Finally I received a 'Chopper Shopper' card in the mail and was in the Brand New Store the day it opened
Just overwhelmed how great it was and still is... I am in there almost every day and sometimes several times a day
So, then I was talking to my friend Tom Brock in Germany on IM... and the subject was sausages
I told him we had about every kind you would want at our Price Chopper Market... He said "Show me some pics"
So here they are... and a few more than just sausages... with many thanks to Steve Protzman, manager
For permission to take the Photos
Welcome to Price Chopper by Scott at the Service Counter
An aromatic greeting from the flowers and plants just inside the main entrance
I bought that famous yucca here, that survived the freeze and now is growing wild in my living room
And all that beautiful fruit
Prewashed, packaged cut greens and salads... some organic too here
More fruit, look at those apples... Yes Asia... next time.. apple pie
No bananas today? The Chopper ALWAYS has bananas! And pineapple
I got my pineapple from here and still have the top growing in my living room
Organic? Sure Tom, here is a lot of it... didn't I say so?
And veggies... tomatoes and garlic in the background...
Lettuce, corn on the cob, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, bell peppers... yeah!
Lotsa tomatoes... are those avacodos next to the garlic? Hah! Guacamole?
More fresh veggies, they have everything
Lessee... orange bell peppers and new red potatoes on the right there?
Some gourmet cheeses and other things here
There are at least three separate cheese displays through the store
One side of the fresh salad bar
Oh, potatoes and onions close at hand there...
Hmmm, baking potatoes, sweet potatoes, sweet, white, red and yellow onions
I love this! Sliced deli meats in the deli cases
And every kind of salad you desire, potato salad, pasta salad, bean salad, cole slaw
Name it, it's there...
And the hot serve lunch line, some great stuff there
And down the line, more imported cheeses and fancy deli meats
A large liquor department... Party supplies of all kinds
I needed a few more pics of this department to do it justice
Some of the commercial bakery breads
Several more displays of this but the bagel and buns pics were fuzzy
Yes Tom, they have cakes
And more cakes, custom baked cakes
All kinds of cakes... And pies... and cookies...
This is what I like but not a clear enough picture
The homestyle breads, rolls, buns and all... I like the big kaiser rolls for burgers
A look back at the bakery department, some of it anyway
Some of the fresh fish and seafood... Hard to see...
Yes, they have fresh as well as frozen seafood
Right off the boat... they send me an email with specials
Next to the seafood and meat cases
Several huge freezer cases full of all kinds of frozen meats and goodies
And.. the fresh cut meat cases... A wealth of the bounty of the plains
Give me some of any and all of that! And yes Tom, some of this is organically raised and fed
All kinds of prepared meat and seafood specialties
Here, more of that prime meat, the steaks of many kinds
And more of the ajacent freezer case goodies
And more! some sausage in here too Tom... Bulk, but in packages
And some patties and links too
Here is where I get most of my meat, the prepackaged kind
You just can't beat this selection, especially on those good sale days
And some fresh chicken and turkey in this end of the case
Thanksgiving or not... All year round
Turkeys, ducks, rock Cornish game hens, name it, it's probably in here
Aisle after aisle I didn't take a pic of... See one aisle, you've seen twenty
The large processed meat selection... Any and all kinds of luncheon meat
Juice and juice and juice
OK Tom, the sausage... and hot dogs... and sausage...
Well they have more in other places too
And all that bacon... and more sausage...
And there was more sausage in the prepackaged meat case
And eggs and pie crusts and biscuits... breakfast anyone?
Yogurt? Plenty of yogurt... Plain, flavored, with fruit?
Butter and margerine... What do you need?
Milk, Oh yeah... we got milk... and then some...
And pizza? sure do... all the way from here to way off there!
Domestic cheese... all this and more...
Cheese all the way from here to there
Soda? All kinds and about half a city block of it
Mexican tonight?... Masa tortillas, harina tortillas... and salsa in the ethnic foods aisle
Looking back... and we are barely half way around the outside perimeter of the stocks
Let's see what we can find down this way
Back at the front of the store, the check-outs to the left
Looking back, we were just at the far end in the last pic
The last aisle on the East side, Ice cream and frozen desserts and breakfasts, and juices on the left
All kinds of frozen potatoes and veggies to the right
And lots more ice cream
Even more ice cream at the front of the store
Water... bottled, jugged, domestic, imported, lots of water
Sometimes you feel like a nut?
Planters has been running a nice centennial sale lately
Chips? Corn chips, potato chips... Chips chips...
And more chips and other snack goodies...
More soda? Oh yeah, we were at the far end of this aisle earlier
Let's check out... Here's Gwen, the jolliest, most efficient checker there
No customers? Nah, I went in early, later... wall to wall customers
And again, here's Gwen, my favorite checker-outer...
Gwen and Scott, a new Checker trainee
And Louis... fastest sacker in the West!
Louis is part Mexican and knows some Spanish, but not as much as I do
And now... Bye Gwen... I'll be back in a little while...
You are welcome... I couldn't live without my Price Chopper...
~ "Man Cannot Live by Bread Alone"... Yeah, Bet yer Bippy on That's fer Sure! ~