Big Y In East Hartford Set To Close

Big Y In East Hartford Set To Close

There are 27 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Dec 5, 2008, titled Big Y In East Hartford Set To Close. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

The Big Y supermarket at 265 Ellington Road, East Hartford , will close in mid-January. Company officials decided not to renew the lease, said Claire D' Amour-Daley, a spokeswoman for Big Y Foods Inc, based in ...

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Bob

Enfield, CT

#1 Dec 6, 2008
I also heard that the store in Ellington and Bristol are on the list to close also
Town Crier

Manchester, NH

#2 Dec 6, 2008
can you blame them? this town is going right down the crapper at the hands of miss piggy.
HC Here

Great Falls, VA

#3 Dec 7, 2008
Did you notice they cited high energy prices. All you "green" soldiers who keep regulating cheap sources of energy out of contention for use should be proud you helped put this store out of business. Electricity is a big cost for grocers. Grocers operate on a thin financial margin. You haven't perfected a cost-efficient solar panel or windmill for the store, but you made sure the "sooty six" wouldn't help contribute to a pool of cheap energy they could draw from. Another example of "change" through punishment.
Is Big Y unionized? That also hurts its cost structure.

Since: Sep 08

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#4 Dec 7, 2008
I was never too enamored with Big Y when I live in East Hartford.

The sales were strange (buy 1 get 2 free?) and they never quite had what I was looking for.

I never got bang for my buck. Big Y to me, is more suited to communities that have a higher median income, than it is to communities like East Hartford.
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#5 Dec 7, 2008
Georgie B wrote:
I was never too enamored with Big Y when I live in East Hartford.
The sales were strange (buy 1 get 2 free?) and they never quite had what I was looking for.
I never got bang for my buck. Big Y to me, is more suited to communities that have a higher median income, than it is to communities like East Hartford.
My favorite Big Y sale is sandwich rolls, buy one bag and get two free. Then when you get to the deli counter, with three dozen sandwich rolls in your shopping cart, you see that all the lunch meats are marked up $1 to $2 a pound higher than they were last week.
Hey Moron

East Haven, CT

#6 Dec 7, 2008
HC Here wrote:
Did you notice they cited high energy prices. All you "green" soldiers who keep regulating cheap sources of energy out of contention for use should be proud you helped put this store out of business. Electricity is a big cost for grocers. Grocers operate on a thin financial margin. You haven't perfected a cost-efficient solar panel or windmill for the store, but you made sure the "sooty six" wouldn't help contribute to a pool of cheap energy they could draw from. Another example of "change" through punishment.
Is Big Y unionized? That also hurts its cost structure.
Big Y is non union, and our energy prices have quadrupled since "De Regulation", so take that stupid union bashing crap elsewhere. You don't have a clue about reality.

Since: Sep 08

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#7 Dec 7, 2008
Grampy wrote:
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My favorite Big Y sale is sandwich rolls, buy one bag and get two free. Then when you get to the deli counter, with three dozen sandwich rolls in your shopping cart, you see that all the lunch meats are marked up $1 to $2 a pound higher than they were last week.
Their prices are always high. Reminds me of Shaws. With Shaws, the private label stuff is HIGHER than the name brand stuff.

Usually, it's supposed to be the other way around.
Jean

Greenwich, CT

#8 Dec 7, 2008
All I know is that Big Y is way more pricey than any of the local competition and doesn't belong in a town like East Hartford. It belongs in the upscale burbs with their higher incomes. Maybe our town can lure in a C-Town supermarket with some tax breaks to take its place. These stores regularly have lower prices and I take the bus into Hartford frequently to take advantage of it. This would be a great alternative.
HC Here

Great Falls, VA

#9 Dec 7, 2008
Georgie B wrote:
I was never too enamored with Big Y when I live in East Hartford.
The sales were strange (buy 1 get 2 free?) and they never quite had what I was looking for.
I never got bang for my buck. Big Y to me, is more suited to communities that have a higher median income, than it is to communities like East Hartford.
The Buy 1 - Get 2 Free sales are great for non-perishable items. I always bought my detergent, sugar, cereal. soda pop. paper towels, and toilet paper using the Buy 1 - Get 2 Free method. I saved a bundle.
There's nothing strange about it. It's as if you only have to buy something once and you are givein enough to avoid two subsequent purchases.
What's more confusing is the comment about Big Y being non-union. They are just as pricey as the unionized Stoo n Shop. If Big Y is non-union and their prices are just has high as a union store, someone is really raking in the money. Best example: your box of corn flakes.$6 at Big Y,$6 at Stop n Shop.$3 at Walmart and $3 at Xpect Discounts.
I know some people don't like Xpect, saying it is dingy and sloppy. I never thought of buying toilet paper or cereal as some sort of exotic adventire in which I must be pampered and my senses must be stimulated and fulfilled. I just want a bottle of soda pop to drink at home.

Since: Sep 08

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#10 Dec 7, 2008
Jean wrote:
All I know is that Big Y is way more pricey than any of the local competition and doesn't belong in a town like East Hartford. It belongs in the upscale burbs with their higher incomes. Maybe our town can lure in a C-Town supermarket with some tax breaks to take its place. These stores regularly have lower prices and I take the bus into Hartford frequently to take advantage of it. This would be a great alternative.
I know East Hartford has a C-Town. It's right across from Coca-Cola and does a pretty good business.
Town Crier

Manchester, NH

#11 Dec 7, 2008
you already have a C-Town, Aldi's, Stop & Shop and Shaws, so who is left. Sounds like another vacant building for years to come!
William III

Wethersfield, CT

#12 Dec 7, 2008
Town Crier wrote:
you already have a C-Town, Aldi's, Stop & Shop and Shaws, so who is left. Sounds like another vacant building for years to come!
Get used to it. Lots of big box stores and strip malls are going to empty out soon all over the state.
New World Order

Hyannis, MA

#13 Dec 7, 2008
Hey it is the collapse of our CT economy. Hey maybe you guys in East Hartford will have a real store that fits your demographic like Aldi, C Town or Price Right. Remember you have to pay for your own bags there and Aldi does not take credit. Hey being a citizen of a newly developing Third World State is not all that bad. Get used to it.

“US Elects Fake”

Since: Aug 07

East of the River

#14 Dec 7, 2008
Considering how close this store is to Hartford,....
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Nope, not going to say it.

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Since: Sep 08

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#15 Dec 7, 2008
Cold.

Funny, but cold.
New World Order wrote:
Hey it is the collapse of our CT economy. Hey maybe you guys in East Hartford will have a real store that fits your demographic like Aldi, C Town or Price Right. Remember you have to pay for your own bags there and Aldi does not take credit. Hey being a citizen of a newly developing Third World State is not all that bad. Get used to it.
Town Crier

Manchester, NH

#16 Dec 7, 2008
To me that is the biggest lost for us, as Big Y was the only non-union store in town. I refuse to frequent a union operation, so I will be forced to go to Big Y in Manchester to avoid the unions.

Good thing we can always count on Walmart to smash any unionizing attempts!

Since: Sep 08

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#17 Dec 7, 2008
Town Crier wrote:
To me that is the biggest lost for us, as Big Y was the only non-union store in town. I refuse to frequent a union operation, so I will be forced to go to Big Y in Manchester to avoid the unions.
Good thing we can always count on Walmart to smash any unionizing attempts!
Hey tough guy, unions ain't what they're cracked up to be.
MicP

Bristol, CT

#18 Dec 7, 2008
Bob wrote:
I also heard that the store in Ellington and Bristol are on the list to close also
Bristol does not have a Big Y. Bristol has a Shaws, Stop and Shop, Price Chopper, and Aldi's. No Big Y.
Citizen

East Hampton, CT

#19 Dec 7, 2008
I liked the Big Y in East Hartford, found it convenient, and will miss it
KateJen

West Hartford, CT

#20 Dec 7, 2008
Hey Moron wrote:
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Big Y is non union, and our energy prices have quadrupled since "De Regulation", so take that stupid union bashing crap elsewhere. You don't have a clue about reality.
Blame former House Speaker, Tom Ritter. He has been the deregulation champion and has made millions on this "fraud". What a legacy-one of the biggest heels in the history of our state.

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