So I'm sitting here drinking coffee, still stewing over the crappy grocery stores in W. Vancouver. I check on the ol' RSS reader and I find myself reading about this 27,000 sq ft grocery store, featuring local produce and meat, rumored to be opening in East Vancouver in the old GI Joe's location and I'm wondering...
Why is the only mention of this rather unique and noteworthy venture found in two little press release type blurbs in the local fishwrapper and the VBJ?
Not that I socialize with every farmer in town, but none that I speak to have mentioned being contacted as a source of local meat or produce...weird
Where, if anywhere, does sustainability fall in the Chuck's mission statement?
Why is the place named after some shadow investor named Chuck? Wouldn't you want your identity to be associated with a venture like this? Especially considering that some portion of their marketing strategy seems to be promoting a "down home" feel to the store.
Does local produce mean we'll see more than just Clark County berries on the shelves for a couple of weeks per year?
Does locally produced meat mean rabbit saddle from Raintree Rabbitry or does it mean they'l be grinding up local dairy herd culls for hamburger?
Well friends, I just don't have any answers for you. Maybe Ron or Mike can step away from their design change troubles and give us a little insight. Anyways, here's all of the info I could scrounge up for the time being:
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