Thursday, February 26, 2009

Keepin' it Local

Cosentino's downtown isn't the only new grocery store in the urban core.

Not long before that jewel opened, we in the 'Dotte got a gift of our own--Ball's Sun Fresh, which opened at I-70 and 18th Street. I read that this was KCK's first new grocery store east of I-635 in over THIRTY years. Talk about overdue!

There is something invigorating about walking into a grocery store where some thought has been given to lighting and merchandising. Those who live in outlying areas (or, really, anywhere but KCK) are accustomed to nice stores. We have had to make do with the crappy, ubiquitous vinyl tile and yellow fluorescent lights (the ones that make people look ill) for a long time.

The produce selection is fabulous, as is the meat counter. In a nod to area demographics, there is an emphasis on Mexican meats/condiments/vegetables. All in all, we are thrilled.

Now if we could just talk them into carrying Roasterie coffee and Belfonte yogurt...

1 comment:

Steaming bowl o' Calderone said...

Talk to the manager. Maybe they'll consider your request.