Off Catawba Avenue, Cornelius: Salvation Army store to move int...

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The old Bi-Lo grocery store off Catawba Avenue will no longer be vacant. A Salvation Army Family Store and Donation Center is expected to open next month in a portion of that location, said Vince Honeycutt, ...

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Rick

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I visited this store on 12/9/06 and had a horrible experience as a black person trying to shop. I asked a male,William Young, who turned out to be the Store Manager to verify a price on a dresser because it was not clearly written. He walked away to get the price and never came back. He walked the store helping other peopkle for 1/2 hr without coming back with the correct price. I then proceeded to ask him if he obtained the price and had no clue of what I was talking about. After reminding him that he left me to get a price and never came back, he started making excuses that he was not sure if i wanted to buy it or not. Needless to say, I did not purchase the item after such bad customer service. His action is only a reflection of the behavior of some people in this area towards blacks and latinos. I am a black professional who lives in the area.
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You know this really gets my goat! I am not predjudice at all. I want to ask you this. Do you think that white people don't experience poor customer service? Why do black people always blame anything that isn't just right that happens to them on the shade of skin? You know what I say? We are all God's children and you need to get over it! We all have had poor customer service and it isn't about our skin! It's about POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE! Get it! God bless you and I hope you see the point.
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I am white and refuse to go back there because of the service. Get over it its not a skin color issue.

If you were so professional this would not even be a race issue.
Carol

Mooresville, NC

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Nov 6, 2007
 
I visit this store at least once a week and have never had any issue with the service at all. The manager, Debbie, has gone out of her way several times to assist me, and every time I am in there I am treated well. Perhaps the experience that this gentleman had was a reflection of the fact that they had just opened, but I have always found this store to be loaded with merchandise I can use. I have not once checked out that the cashier has not been friendly and personable, and they go out of their way to tell me of specials and upcoming sales. I know just about every consignment store in the area, and for furniture there is no better place.
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Get over it! When something happens to a black person, its because they are black. Quit using the race card and learn to except that things happen sometimes for no reason! The manager was could have been busy or got distracted. Has that ever happend to you? Its 2008- stopping using the color of your skin as an excuse for your misfortune.
Marina

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I just can not believe people are still using their skin color or race to complain or get what they want. This is pathetic! Just get over it! The world does not revolve around ypu! Have you ever thought that this man could have left a seriously sick wife or child at home and for this reason a little absent minded? I am a latin famale and visit this store every couple of weeks and the store staff have always gone out of their way to help me.
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Well thank you to those that had the courage to speak up! I also get sick and tired of people of color blaming everything on the color of their skin. Bad service is just bad service. If I complained about the "reverse discrimination" that I receive on a fairly regular basis here in the great city of Charlotte, I'd be complaining all the time!
Linda Robinson

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Jun 1, 2009
 
I learned of this particular Salvation Army just a few months ago. I love it! I try to go at least 2 times a week. I have never had any problems with any of the employees. They are ALWAYS helpful, friendly and polite. If you've had a bad experience there I encourage you to give it another chance, it's worth it. Everybody has bad days, give them the benefit of the doubt.
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Firstly, I believe that all of you folks should take a lesson on spelling - to be immediately followed by a lesson on the current state of minority rights in this country. Second of all, it was the salvation army. I'm not sure what else could be expected.
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YOU KNOW SINCE THE PRESIDENT , I HAVE HEARD MORE PEOPLE USE THE RACE COLOR CARD...... OMG I THOUGHT AFTER WE VOTED A BLACK MAN THE COLOR CARD WOULD DIE OUT BUT INSTEAD ME AND MY BLACK G/F LAUGHS OUR BUTTS OFF BECAUSE NOW ITS WORSE .. SHE SAYS BECAUSE SHE THINKS IF HER COLOR COMPLAIN HE MIGHT DO SOMETHING JUST FOR THEIR COLOR... LOL.... WHAT DO U THINK!
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I am black and a Muslim. I went in the Goodwill Store on Freedom Drive. I liked a dining room table there so I put my name on the price tag and went to find a man to pay. A White woman came and told me it was hers because she got there first with the money. I said that is impossible you were not even in the store when I put my name on it so how could you pay for it. Then I see why. She goes up to the white lady cashier and gives her the money for it while I am standing there. I saw a black man who worked there and told him the story about me putting my name on it and then the white lady running up to the white cashier with the money before I could pay. He just shook his head and said if you were white it would be yours. The whites are greedy. Another black manager woman came and said who paid first was the owner. I told her I was going to pay for it but the white woman ran past me flying to the register yelling "here is my money for the table". The white clerk said she did not hear me say anything and all she knows is the woman paid before I got there.
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Mohammed Kalief wrote:
I am black and a Muslim. I went in the Goodwill Store on Freedom Drive. I liked a dining room table there so I put my name on the price tag and went to find a man to pay. A White woman came and told me it was hers because she got there first with the money. I said that is impossible you were not even in the store when I put my name on it so how could you pay for it. Then I see why. She goes up to the white lady cashier and gives her the money for it while I am standing there. I saw a black man who worked there and told him the story about me putting my name on it and then the white lady running up to the white cashier with the money before I could pay. He just shook his head and said if you were white it would be yours. The whites are greedy. Another black manager woman came and said who paid first was the owner. I told her I was going to pay for it but the white woman ran past me flying to the register yelling "here is my money for the table". The white clerk said she did not hear me say anything and all she knows is the woman paid before I got there.
Let's look a this logically. You claim that you were there before her but she was already on her way to the register with the money. Obviously, she saw it before you and was already prepared to pay for it. Otherwise, how would she have known about the table?

Stop making it about race.
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Mohammed Kalief wrote:
I am black and a Muslim. I went in the Goodwill Store on Freedom Drive. I liked a dining room table there so I put my name on the price tag and went to find a man to pay. A White woman came and told me it was hers because she got there first with the money. I said that is impossible you were not even in the store when I put my name on it so how could you pay for it. Then I see why. She goes up to the white lady cashier and gives her the money for it while I am standing there. I saw a black man who worked there and told him the story about me putting my name on it and then the white lady running up to the white cashier with the money before I could pay. He just shook his head and said if you were white it would be yours. The whites are greedy. Another black manager woman came and said who paid first was the owner. I told her I was going to pay for it but the white woman ran past me flying to the register yelling "here is my money for the table". The white clerk said she did not hear me say anything and all she knows is the woman paid before I got there.
Are you trying to insinuate that the black manager or the black clerk or the white clerk or the white customer is racist ? Read your own post and count how many times you mentioned black or white and tell us who is racist here.When the black manager tell you that who ever pays for the table first is the one owns it ,sounds like you need to take it up with the black manager about store policy instead of crying descrimination and blaming it on the white customer.Writing your name on a tag has nothing to do with paying for an item ,so it does not matter if she was in the store or not. Tell the truth, you are just embaressed that a white woman ran to the check out counter faster than you could . I will never shop in this store because it is obvious that the management and employees are predgudist against white people. And you sir need to practice your sprinting so you wont get beat to the counter again! P.S. You mentioned black or white eleven times ,I mentioned black or white eleven times--We do have equal rights.
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Nov 25, 2009
 
Love Your Brother & Sister For Jesus Loves Everyone! Red, Yellow, Black or White...All Are Precious In His Sight! Forgive or Jesus won't forgive you...
I LOVE this store in Cornelius and drive over an hour one way to shop here. Everyone is friendly and the customer service is GREAT! I am blessed everytime I shop here.

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Nov 25, 2009
 
I donít mean to sound ignorant but maybe on this subject I am. I thought calling persons of darker color Black was offensive to some people? I donít know I was just taught growing up to be sensitive to history and watch how I say things and that was one I was told not to use.
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Nov 14, 2011
 
For ducks sakes some people just need to get over it.89% of African Americans do not even have a place to even understand true racism.Times have changed since the 50's,GET OVER IT!Not saying that racism does'nt exist but if said victim comes across said racist laugh and walk away and shut the duck up about it.Really shut the duck up people are tired of the slit just being real about it.racism will exist if you let it bother you,go deal with your own insecurities:)
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Nov 16, 2011
 
Rick wrote:
I visited this store on 12/9/06 and had a horrible experience as a black person trying to shop. I asked a male,William Young, who turned out to be the Store Manager to verify a price on a dresser because it was not clearly written. He walked away to get the price and never came back. He walked the store helping other peopkle for 1/2 hr without coming back with the correct price. I then proceeded to ask him if he obtained the price and had no clue of what I was talking about. After reminding him that he left me to get a price and never came back, he started making excuses that he was not sure if i wanted to buy it or not. Needless to say, I did not purchase the item after such bad customer service. His action is only a reflection of the behavior of some people in this area towards blacks and latinos. I am a black professional who lives in the area.
quit using big words you angry black.
Besides you DIDN'T buy it! He was right

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