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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1300 on: February 19, 2017, 06:22:58 PM »
Heard a rumor that GG backed out of their Brachs plan. Is it true they are just paying rent and keeping the building empty so nobody else will move in?

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1301 on: February 19, 2017, 07:08:13 PM »
Heard a rumor that GG backed out of their Brachs plan. Is it true they are just paying rent and keeping the building empty so nobody else will move in?
we don't even know the "brachs plan" in the first place. whether the rumor which seems to be inferred in your words are true or not , even if GG was just paying rent to monopolize it would still be probably their best investment they can make for their business.

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1302 on: February 19, 2017, 08:29:12 PM »
we don't even know the "brachs plan" in the first place. whether the rumor which seems to be inferred in your words are true or not , even if GG was just paying rent to monopolize it would still be probably their best investment they can make for their business.

GG is opening a cheaper version of itself in the old Brachs location

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1303 on: February 19, 2017, 10:29:03 PM »
That's what I thought. But I heard they scrapped those plans. Is that true?

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1304 on: February 19, 2017, 11:36:09 PM »
Where can I order a nice shaloch manis for delivery in far Rockaway ?

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1305 on: February 20, 2017, 10:50:32 AM »
GG is opening a cheaper version of itself in the old Brachs location
I am not sure why they would ever do that. Its just undercutting their current business

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1306 on: February 20, 2017, 04:42:38 PM »
I am not sure why they would ever do that. Its just undercutting their current business

I dont know the circles you walk in, but I know they are losing customers in mine. anywhere between completely leaving to starting to bounce around to different stores. Their pricing is out of control in many peoples opinions.

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1307 on: February 20, 2017, 07:55:31 PM »
I am not sure why they would ever do that. Its just undercutting their current business
Not necessarily, if they don't have some of the amenities they have at the current locations.

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1308 on: February 20, 2017, 10:30:07 PM »
550 is eh...was expecting better

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1309 on: February 20, 2017, 10:47:29 PM »
550 is eh...was expecting better
Can you elaborate?

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1310 on: February 20, 2017, 11:21:18 PM »
Can you elaborate?

I was there with my parents and we each got a main and we split an appetizer. The hanger steak was solid but the ribs and cornish hen were average. Their gnocci I thought was very good. I dont think its worth the high prices and I had heard rave reviews about the place. I just didt think it stood out one way or another. Their ambiance is pretty nice and had decent service though 

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1311 on: February 24, 2017, 12:38:35 AM »
So it looks like we lost it! We used to have the best bug-checker in the U.S. right here in Gourmet Glatt. That's the only reason why I even go there Fridays- to buy their checked produce. But now he's gone. Rabbi Ari Green quit!

Maybe now that they are not paying the world re-known expert for his services,  they'll be able to lower the prices on everything else in the store!

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1312 on: February 24, 2017, 09:33:33 AM »
So it looks like we lost it! We used to have the best bug-checker in the U.S. right here in Gourmet Glatt. That's the only reason why I even go there Fridays- to buy their checked produce. But now he's gone. Rabbi Ari Green quit!

Maybe now that they are not paying the world re-known expert for his services,  they'll be able to lower the prices on everything else in the store!
Ha! No way they are lowering their prices. Most of their shoppers dont even know who Rabbi Green is.

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1313 on: February 24, 2017, 09:37:50 AM »
Even if they did not know Rabbi Green by name, it was well known that GG had the most reliable produce-checker in the U.S.. Many other Vaad Mashgichim  consulted with him. He raised the standard. This is going to cost GG a lot of business.

As a side note, the guy by Seasons is also not bad. Not as good as Rabbi Green, but not bad. If you can afford Seasons prices..

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1314 on: February 24, 2017, 10:46:59 AM »
How on earth do you rank bug checkers

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1315 on: February 24, 2017, 10:51:19 AM »
How on earth do you rank bug checkers

When one checker buys the salad checked by another bug checker and finds bugs. The world renown Rabbi Vaye from Israel visited GG and said he has not seen such an amazing operation anywhere in the world.

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1316 on: February 24, 2017, 12:14:59 PM »
When one checker buys the salad checked by another bug checker and finds bugs. The world renown Rabbi Vaye from Israel visited GG and said he has not seen such an amazing operation anywhere in the world.

Still unclear how that leads to rankings. should be either good or not good.

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1317 on: February 24, 2017, 01:06:00 PM »
Even if they did not know Rabbi Green by name, it was well known that GG had the most reliable produce-checker in the U.S.. Many other Vaad Mashgichim  consulted with him. He raised the standard. This is going to cost GG a lot of business.

As a side note, the guy by Seasons is also not bad. Not as good as Rabbi Green, but not bad. If you can afford Seasons prices..

I truly doubt this will even make a blip on their radar for lost business.

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1318 on: February 24, 2017, 01:52:20 PM »
I truly doubt this will even make a blip on their radar for lost business.

It will make them lose business because all the caterers and food-services that paid them to help check difficult products, will not be going there anymore.

They will lose business when the "Rabbi Frost List" gets wind of this and removes GG from the list.

I was in GG today. The place was not nearly as full as it used to be. (But that's not because of the produce. That's probably because people like me started shopping at Bingo, and my neighbors are ordering from Moishes.) But they had no checked Romain lettuce, and people were not happy. The rest of their pre-checked stuff was probably either repackaged Postive, or just buggy.

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1319 on: February 26, 2017, 12:59:56 PM »
It will make them lose business because all the caterers and food-services that paid them to help check difficult products, will not be going there anymore.

They will lose business when the "Rabbi Frost List" gets wind of this and removes GG from the list.

I was in GG today. The place was not nearly as full as it used to be. (But that's not because of the produce. That's probably because people like me started shopping at Bingo, and my neighbors are ordering from Moishes.) But they had no checked Romain lettuce, and people were not happy. The rest of their pre-checked stuff was probably either repackaged Postive, or just buggy.
I can only speak for myself and the people I know that shop there but not a single person I have spoken to even knew that GG had "the top bug checker."

If there are restaurants and stores that are paying GG to check their produce then why cant Rabbi Green continue to do that and have no affiliation with GG? What did GG bring to the table?