Midwestern wrote:To me, the sq feet of the space isn't that big of a deal, it is all about the pricing. THAT is what we are missing for downtown is a market where the groceries are priced evenly with other supermarkets in town.
Patrick's is neat and all, but they don't come close to Hy-Vee/Bakers on prices. You actually could probably end up spending twice as much there for the same exact items on a lot of stuff. I'm definitely glad Patrick's exists, but we need something way better on pricing. And at least double the sq feet of Patrick's would be nice, but not required by any means.
Definitely. If you lived dt and did all of your shopping at Patricks and/or Cubby's you would be raked over the coals. An affordable option (Hy-Vee, Baker's, even Target) would do wonders for people looking to raise families downtown.