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Grocery store #157699
03/27/2018 08:05 AM
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Is the large grocery store right turn off new bridge open? Do they still have boxes there to put groceries in if you don't have bags. I hate to use up space packing with reusable grocery bags

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Re: Grocery store [Re: Beachnut82] #157703
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Carrefour on Union Road is not open at this time.


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Re: Grocery store [Re: Beachnut82] #157704
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I was told by a Carrefour rep that particular store will not open for 3 to 4 months .

Re: Grocery store [Re: BGH] #157709
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3 or 4 months?? The last I knew, there was NOTHING happening there yet. I would think it would take a lot more than 3 or 4 months to re-open, once they start working on it..


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Re: Grocery store [Re: Beachnut82] #157714
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ok thanks will have to find another place. I think I read that the grocery in Cupecoy is open.. Don't really want to go to Marigot on day of arrival

Re: Grocery store [Re: Beachnut82] #157722
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The grocery in Cupecoy is open, yes, and is a smaller Carrefour. You also have the market in Maho, as well as the big former Grand Marche at the roundabout by Mark's, which is now a Carrefour. There is also the Market Garden, at the corner of Billy Folly Road.

By the way, with regard to grocery bags, I would bring some, as I'm not sure, but I think no one supplies them free anymore. A wad of grocery bags don't take up any room in suitcase.

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Just passing on what the Carrefour rep advised , I have no idea of the current situation of that location . But , We arrive next week , so I will check it out ..

Re: Grocery store [Re: Beachnut82] #157725
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Sadly, Carrefour STILL gives plastic bags. Carrefour at Porto Cupecoy is open and fully stocked most days.

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Re: Grocery store [Re: BillandElaine] #157728
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Oh, OK, I thought I saw something in the paper that said that they had outlawed plastic bags on SXM. Sorry.


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You have to pay for them though. (10 cents a bag)

Re: Grocery store [Re: Carol_Hill] #157730
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill

By the way, with regard to grocery bags, I would bring some, as I'm not sure, but I think no one supplies them free anymore. A wad of grocery bags don't take up any room in suitcase.


Yup...cloth bags lying flat on the bottom of a suitcase take up negligible space. We always bring them...

Re: Grocery store [Re: boucharda] #157738
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I have two of the large old Grand Marche bags with the cows face on it! lol....They go right on the outside zipper area of our suitcases. Easy to pull out for that first-shop-stop...while one person watches the bags in the car, of course!


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Re: Grocery store [Re: Beachnut82] #157743
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Originally Posted by Beachnut82
Is the large grocery store right turn off new bridge open? Do they still have boxes there to put groceries in if you don't have bags. I hate to use up space packing with reusable grocery bags

Cardboard boxes are a favorite hangout of cockroaches. Good luck using them. A couple of cloth or reusable bags take up almost no room.


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Re: Grocery store [Re: Beachnut82] #157744
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We have a bag that we bought at Super U that I actually keep in my car now. Great, VERY sturdy bag! It has stuff in French all over it. Makes me feel like I'm on island! smile


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Re: Grocery store [Re: Beachnut82] #157757
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Trouble with bags as that they tip over easily in the trunk of the car. Especially wine bottles. So we use the reusable 6 pack bags for wine and the open ones for groceries. We always pick up a box to keep in the truck to put the full bags in. Keeps them from tipping over and the bottles rolling around.

Re: Grocery store [Re: Carol_Hill] #157775
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They are renovating the Carrefour in Cole Bay. Can’t wait.

Re: Grocery store [Re: takeus2sxm] #157778
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Good news! I didn't know they had started there.


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Re: Grocery store [Re: Carol_Hill] #157789
03/27/2018 11:09 PM
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Just a FYI - when I stayed at Blue Marine in Maho, I found the market at Maho quite well stocked. It's small but I was able to find everything I needed.


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Re: Grocery store [Re: Carol_Hill] #157803
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not sure where the round about by Marks is. Where is this from BSV? True guess I can bring grocery bags in one of my suitcase pockets

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Re: Grocery store [Re: Beachnut82] #157804
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Holiday hours for Super U.

Friday 8 to 8
Saturday 8 to 8'
Easter 8 to 12;45
Monday 8 to 8


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Re: Grocery store [Re: Beachnut82] #157805
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It's closer to Phillipsburg where A.J.C Brouwer Rd. and Bush Rd. meet.



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Re: Grocery store [Re: jazzgal] #157818
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Originally Posted by jazzgal
Just a FYI - when I stayed at Blue Marine in Maho, I found the market at Maho quite well stocked. It's small but I was able to find everything I needed.


Us too!


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Re: Grocery store [Re: Beachnut82] #157821
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The Maho market is great for the basics upon arrival. It seemed to be a full service place just a bit smaller than Carrefour and a bit less $$. Then later try Super U in Marigot. Great selection low prices.

Re: Grocery store [Re: RonDon] #157824
03/28/2018 12:57 PM
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If you're talking about the Carrefour which used to be called the Grand Marche, by Mark's, it is MUCH larger than the Maho market. I don't particularly care for the Maho market, as the parking is so tight, and we do a LOT of cooking, so their selection isn't really what I would want. However, it is convenient to Beachside, so we do go there once a twice a week for quick stuff like the Daily Herald or a bottle of wine, although I find the prices at Maho market for wine to be very high, compared to Carrefour or Super U. I still very much miss the Gourmet Grand Marche which was in Simpson Bay.


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Re: Grocery store [Re: Carol_Hill] #157859
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People who see you using that bag in Florida will think you are French speaking! banana



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Re: Grocery store [Re: islandgem] #157860
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Elizabeth--sorry, have to say, most people around here wouldn't even know it was French!! duh


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Re: Grocery store [Re: Beachnut82] #157863
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Really that bad there Carol? I guess you are not close to Ft. Lauderdale as they are very familiar with French there. Many French Canadians spend the winter there.



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Re: Grocery store [Re: islandgem] #157880
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Elizabeth--we are a LONG way from FLL, kind of in the middle of nowhere. ..which is actually fine with me (most of the time!! grin)


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Thanks

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Hi Carol, What part of Florida are you from, if you don't mind saying? We spent the month of Feb. in Okeechobee.We stayed in an RV resort that was absolutely beautiful & enjoyed it very much!


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We're right in the middle of the state, in the middle of the orange groves..


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Yes, we saw lots of orange groves! Lovely !


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Yee Haw Junction? LOL

We spent 3 months in Port Saint Lucie. We went back and forth across the State a few times. Been on 60, 70 and Aligator Alley. Saw the sing for Yee Haw going across and up the Tpk. to Disney. And yes, we saw lots of groves.

Sometimes the middle of no where is kinda nice!


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I'm embarrassed to say that I know where Yee Haw Junction is!!! blush


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When I remember, I use my beach bag for groceries.
We also take bags from home, that we use again returning home, to
wrap shoes etc.

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Re: Grocery store [Re: Beachnut82] #158040
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The new Carafour near Mark's place is AMAZING! The fresh produce, fish and meats made our mouths water just shopping in there.They have a ready made section that was beautiful as any Wholefoods or Roache Brothers in the Northeast. We went by the one in Cole Bay and it looked pretty bad still. The one in Coupe Coy was open and looked busy. The Market Garden just keeps getting better all the time. We went in there yesterday morning and the line was to the back of the store due to the Good Friday closings everywhere else.
Market Garden uses paper bags not plastic. I believe they were $.25 each. I brought along 1 grocery bag from the states and used that and my backpack most of the time.


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