Caraluzzis continue family tradition with third store opening i...

There are 44 comments on the NewsTimes.com story from Oct 29, 2008, titled Caraluzzis continue family tradition with third store opening i.... In it, NewsTimes.com reports that:

Continuing a family tradition nearly six decades in the making, the Caraluzzi family has opened their market, this one in Newtown.

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devils advocate

Monroe, CT

#43 Oct 30, 2008
horrible family wrote:
wouldn't shopt there if my life depended on it...caraluzzis are rude to their employees....wouldnt surprise me if they fix their scales like stew leonards
Big y is way worse. They treat there employees like crap then they tell us that those automated registers are there so they can save money and pass it on 2 us (gee thatís the biggest load of BS I have ever heard besides prez bushes speeches) and just think how many of those registers take away starter jobs for kids in school or someone who needs to pick up a Christmas time job. The point is Caraluzzis is the best place to shop in Newtown they have better meat better produce. Iím srry but when I got to Big y to get a T bone and there is no T bone in the meat that goes to show me that there butchers have been trained to save the company more money than cutting a piece of meat correctly.+ Big y tries to make most of its employees part time so no one gets overtime or benefits witch most places do now and it needs to stop where is the incentive to work at a crap hole like that. I have way more respect for Caraluzzis than I ever will Big y and stop and shop.
I guess in the end I have to say stop being so short sighted and look at the big picture because you certainly are not with this post.
Your friendly neighborhood,
Devils Advocate ...:)
one more time

United States

#44 Oct 30, 2008
ohno wrote:
Caraluzzis love creating hardships for the little guy (liquor stores and markets and who knows what else!) and Taking business away from others such as Anconas located in georgetown/branchville which is a family owned business and it sure beats caraluzzis.in Georgetown. Well Caraluzzi decided to build their market right up the street from Anconas. WHY DO THAT! GREED and money. Huge liquor store in Bethel puts hardships on the little liquor stores. Plus their prices are way to high in there. So on and so on. Money Money Money for them. People come last! They think they can do what they want, wherever they want, without a care in the world to others.
Did they build that market or did they take over an EXISTING market that was already "up the street" several miles?

Best of luck to a hard working, local family
one more time

Tappan, NY

#45 Oct 30, 2008
Clowns to the left wrote:
What a joke. Caraluzzi's use other people's money to fund scholarships with their name on it, while at the same time using the event as a free advertisement to not only promote their liquor store but to sell the wine for the tasting.
Fund Raising for Scholarship Money is not unique to Caraluzzi's! They put the money up and put the energy into raising the $, I wish their were more local business leaders like the Caraluzzi family.

Are you "for" anything?
Clowns to the left

Jamaica Plain, MA

#46 Oct 30, 2008
one more time wrote:
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Fund Raising for Scholarship Money is not unique to Caraluzzi's! They put the money up and put the energy into raising the $, I wish their were more local business leaders like the Caraluzzi family.
Are you "for" anything?
I'm for lots, but not for a tax-right-off shame where you use "charity" to promote and advertise your business and no cost to you, while getting a right-off for the "donation".

“Deluxe Apartment In The Sky”

Since: Jan 08

Scenic Danbury Connecticut

#47 Oct 30, 2008
Caraluzzi's has much better meat than Stop & Shop. The last roast I got from Stop & Shop still had marks from where the jockey was hitting it.
one more time

Tappan, NY

#48 Oct 30, 2008
Clowns to the left wrote:
<quoted text>I'm for lots, but not for a tax-right-off shame where you use "charity" to promote and advertise your business and no cost to you, while getting a right-off for the "donation".
Please site anything that you are "for" in our fair town...
Brookfieldshoppe r

Pleasanton, CA

#49 Oct 30, 2008
I go to Bethel Food, I worked there when I was young, and now I will go to newtown' caraluzzi's as it's closer. I enjoyed working for them and now supporting their continued success. People need to stop being bitter and help keep the family owned businesses in place, versus supermarket chains with much higher prices. Congrats Caraluzzi family!
Clowns to the left

Jamaica Plain, MA

#50 Oct 30, 2008
one more time wrote:
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Please site anything that you are "for" in our fair town...
I am for a golf course, a pool, a picnic grove that is not over-run with Danbury's Cuca Rachas; I am for a skating pond, a family center, and bike paths along the roads so one can ride all hours of the day with less worry of being hit by some early-morning hung-over ridge runner in his pickup truck on the way to work. I am for reconfiguring parking in down town to include one way on school street with head-in parking to reduce the volume of cars on Greenwood Avenue on a Saturday and to increase parking capacity. I am for the town turning that culvert property on Chestnut Street into a municipal lot or a site for a new Teen Center. I am for adult recreation which now consists of hanging around the children's ballfields and bitching about Bethel politics. I am for getting rid of Matthew Knickerbocker and his minions of self-interested extortionists who always want more of other people's money. That's what I am for.
Clowns to the left

Jamaica Plain, MA

#51 Oct 30, 2008
one more time wrote:
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Fund Raising for Scholarship Money is not unique to Caraluzzi's! They put the money up and put the energy into raising the $, I wish their were more local business leaders like the Caraluzzi family.
Are you "for" anything?
I don't get a sense of gratitude from the Caraluzzi's for the patronage, except for some ill-worded plaque which is more a ploy than a spontaneous expression; particularly from that ice queen snob who runs the liquor store.
People 4 A Better Danbury

United States

#52 Oct 30, 2008
Clowns to the left wrote:
<quoted text>I am for a golf course, a pool, a picnic grove that is not over-run with Danbury's Cuca Rachas..
Racism in the Greater Danbury area is dead. Take a hike, putz. You're a cancer to this area.
OHNO

Palmer, MA

#53 Oct 30, 2008
Perhaps I was to harsh about the market itself. It is handy and anything is better than BIG Ys prices and stop and shop is terrible as well. Prices are high as they are in Caraluzzis but perhaps not so bad at caraluzzis it all depends on what you are buying. Personally I like trader joes and shoprite. One store with everything under one roof would be great like out west .The liquor store is the highest around as Dave said and I do know prices. Plus its a very cold store, if you know what I mean.
Shoplocally

Hamden, CT

#54 Oct 30, 2008
Close the Book: if you haven't been inside Ancona's in 20 years, how could you possibly make a fair judgment? Please visit the store: the quality and service can't be beat, and most importantly, they hire local people who are well trained. Go comparison shopping.
close the book wrote:
I used to shop Ancona's Market..I grew up in that Branchville neighborhood..Caraluzzi's is a better market..I have even been in the Ancona home in Ridgefield..they are a nice family..but business is a differant situation..Ancona's Market has a clutter that Caraluzzi's doesn't seem too have--when starting to learn cooking-I was a shopper in Branchville's Ancona' Market..it was a nice experiance(no problems at all)..but by comparison..well I have not seen inside Ancona's in about 20-years..but Caraluzzi's is very nice also..there is another store up on STONY HILL ROAD called CAPRI PIZZA..it also has a much nicer charm than any Pizza Chain Resturant..there are differances to be had.[end]
Devils Advocate

Danbury, CT

#55 Oct 30, 2008
u guys are funny.
OHNO

Palmer, MA

#56 Oct 30, 2008
Shoplocally wrote:
Close the Book: if you haven't been inside Ancona's in 20 years, how could you possibly make a fair judgment? Please visit the store: the quality and service can't be beat, and most importantly, they hire local people who are well trained. Go comparison shopping.
<quoted text>
I agree !! Anconas is top notch and I even shopped there when it was where the video store was before they expanded onto Branchville Road and they still do great business.It is a family business. I worked in that area for over 25 years and john ancona is a super nice guy and very Friendly and "real" as if he appreciates your business not like some other people.Anconas has a warmer atmosphere than Caraluzzis in Georgetown.
Larchie The Froot Loop

United States

#57 Oct 30, 2008
People 4 A Better Danbury wrote:
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Racism in the Greater Danbury area is dead. Take a hike, putz. You're a cancer to this area.
It's Larchie, the retarded cop.

Quick, Larchie, give him a ticket.

Btw, Larchie thinks racism in Danbury is dead....he obviously hasn't dealt with any illegal aliens.
George

Burlington, VT

#58 Oct 30, 2008
one more time wrote:
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Fund Raising for Scholarship Money is not unique to Caraluzzi's! They put the money up and put the energy into raising the $, I wish their were more local business leaders like the Caraluzzi family.
Are you "for" anything?
Only to benefit the daughter who can't sing.
People 4 A Better Danbury

United States

#59 Oct 30, 2008
PROXY SERVER RACIST wrote:
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It's Larchie, the retarded cop.
Quick, Larchie, give him a ticket.
Btw, Larchie thinks racism in Danbury is dead....he obviously hasn't dealt with any illegal aliens.
You couldn't pick out an illegal alien if she was staring you in the face. "Ahoobetty".
OrganicMom

Hamden, CT

#60 Oct 30, 2008
Caraluzzis is getting a little too big and preoccupied with the bottom line. Ancona's has just lowered their prices and is running lots more specials. Plus the kids that work there are all polite and dressed well - and you never wait on line! Where is Stop and Shop getting their employees from? Where's their produce from? These stores are getting hit up all the time for donations - it makes a big difference to the independent guys when you shop there!
gyj

Palmer, MA

#61 Oct 30, 2008
Anconas is top notch. They are friendly whereas these "other" stores they just stare at you there is a hardness. I just wish I lived closer to them.(anconas)
Happy

Danbury, CT

#62 Oct 30, 2008
My family has been shopping at the Bethel Caraluzzi's since I was born. When I got to be old enough, I worked there as a chashier. Seeing the store from both ends, as a customer with my mom, and an employee, I couldn't imagine there being a better food market store. Now that the Newtown store has opened, my aunts, uncles, and grandmother shop there and say it has lived up to all of the wonderful service, cleanliness, and variety I have told them of. Congrats Caraluzzi's!

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