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Restless

New Member
Do you order steak at a seafood house or not know how to pick crabs?
No, we went there to get seafood! We love seafood! Didn't order crabs because then we would stand out because (ashamed to admit it) we don't know how to pick crabs. We did it years ago at Evan's on St. George's Island. We kinda thought it was a lot of work for so little meat. Guess we are lazy! Love crab cakes though.
 

RoseRed

American Beauty
PREMO Member
No, we went there to get seafood! We love seafood! Didn't order crabs because then we would stand out because (ashamed to admit it) we don't know how to pick crabs. We did it years ago at Evan's on St. George's Island. We kinda thought it was a lot of work for so little meat. Guess we are lazy! Love crab cakes though.
You aren't part of the Asian family I saw at Seabreeze a couple of years ago that were putting the 1/4 of the body and legs in their mouths trying to eat crabs, are you? If so, the yes, I did stare. :lmao:
 

4ps

New Member
college graduates?? How about...

Whole foods has looked in the are but they don't have a distribution center close by so one would have to be built. They would have to build several stores to make it feasible. They are still studying the area. Perhaps if moms in Waldorf continues to do well they will reconsider. They have also said we dont have enough college graduates which is an odd thing but thats what they look for.
So, Mom's Organic Market is awesome, and if you have food allergies or need gluten free items, that is a great place to go. It has NOTHING to do with being a college graduate (which I am), however the Gluten free lifestyle is becoming more necessary as people become diagnosed with either gluten sensitivity or worse, Celiac Disease. That has no "status" it's a pathway to better health.

The Lusby Giant caters well to these needs, more than the St. Mary's location or any other grocery store in St. Mary's for the most part. Even the Base lacks food choices with great variety for special diets. The Good Earth market in Leonardtown offers some choices for healthy eating with higher prices, and will order what you want them to order, but it's limited.

Mom's also carries a great selection of frozen foods and a variety of yogurts (soy yogurt for example) for the dairy free lifestyle. They carry vitamins, dry goods, beverages...

Buying local produce is a great choice, and a Mom's would not prevent that from happening. Many of the grocery stores "work" with local farmers to help each other.

Mom's should take a closer look at the demographics, then speak with the local Dietitians, support groups and poll the community. They will then find the market can fill a need all under one roof.

Come on Mom's!!
 

MDGator

New Member
The owners were there 7 days a week, it was more they couldn't afford to open a second location since they were losing so much money on the first one than not wanting to. They would have loved to have be able to afford to do so!
The stores in the La Plata Giant shopping center suffer because there is no, or very little, advertisement on 301. La Plata must have strict limits on sign height. Most of the signs for businesses in that area are blocked by the trees they planted in front of them!:doh:
 

dave1959

Active Member
No, we went there to get seafood! We love seafood! Didn't order crabs because then we would stand out because (ashamed to admit it) we don't know how to pick crabs. We did it years ago at Evan's on St. George's Island. We kinda thought it was a lot of work for so little meat. Guess we are lazy! Love crab cakes though.
Picking / eating crabs is not suppose to be a meal....Its just something to do with your
hands while drinking beer..lol
 

abcxyz

New Member
The stores in the La Plata Giant shopping center suffer because there is no, or very little, advertisement on 301. La Plata must have strict limits on sign height. Most of the signs for businesses in that area are blocked by the trees they planted in front of them!:doh:
The egress of that shopping center stinks. They should have made a direct entrance/exit off of 301, but only one. I dislike shopping centers with several options off the main road. Like the Outback in La Plata where you can turn at Popeyes, Outback or the light- one turn off a turn lane is all that is needed. Waldorf where Panera if coming off 301 southbound is 20 times worse.
 
S

starr

Guest
I wish we would get a Red Lobster in St. Mary's. I know we have local seafood restaurants, but I have yet to find one here that welcomes "outsiders".
Ewww! Why in the world? I guess you will be making the trip to Waldorf. I don't know the people who run the local seafood joints and have never been starred out. How would they know if you are local or not.
 

Beta84

They're out to get us
So, Mom's Organic Market is awesome, and if you have food allergies or need gluten free items, that is a great place to go. It has NOTHING to do with being a college graduate (which I am), however the Gluten free lifestyle is becoming more necessary as people become diagnosed with either gluten sensitivity or worse, Celiac Disease. That has no "status" it's a pathway to better health.

The Lusby Giant caters well to these needs, more than the St. Mary's location or any other grocery store in St. Mary's for the most part. Even the Base lacks food choices with great variety for special diets. The Good Earth market in Leonardtown offers some choices for healthy eating with higher prices, and will order what you want them to order, but it's limited.

Mom's also carries a great selection of frozen foods and a variety of yogurts (soy yogurt for example) for the dairy free lifestyle. They carry vitamins, dry goods, beverages...

Buying local produce is a great choice, and a Mom's would not prevent that from happening. Many of the grocery stores "work" with local farmers to help each other.

Mom's should take a closer look at the demographics, then speak with the local Dietitians, support groups and poll the community. They will then find the market can fill a need all under one roof.

Come on Mom's!!
FWIW, I've heard that Good Earth will get anything that Mom's has and provide it at lower prices. I don't know how true that is, but a friend of mine goes there instead of Mom's and gets everything for all sorts of food allergies.

I like Mom's though :yay:

But I wish we had whole foods or trader joes...

The stores in the La Plata Giant shopping center suffer because there is no, or very little, advertisement on 301. La Plata must have strict limits on sign height. Most of the signs for businesses in that area are blocked by the trees they planted in front of them!:doh:
MDGator??!? we need more Gators around here!
 

migtig

aka Mrs. Giant
Barbecue Restaurant | Ribs, Takeout, BBQ, Family Dining | Mission BBQ

Looks good

Not a big fan of Wounded Warrior Project since most of the money goes to administrators running it getting 6 figure pay checks.
Charity Navigator Rating - Wounded Warrior Project

Program Expenses 55.0%
Administrative Expenses 8.0%
Fundraising Expenses 36.8%
Fundraising Efficiency $0.30
Primary Revenue Growth 49.0%
Program Expenses Growth 43.1%
Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.50

The only thing they get a "negative rating" on is that they do not have a published donor privacy list policy.
 

Disney4845

Commercial Guy
The stores in the La Plata Giant shopping center suffer because there is no, or very little, advertisement on 301. La Plata must have strict limits on sign height. Most of the signs for businesses in that area are blocked by the trees they planted in front of them!:doh:
That is because the Town of La Plata makes you put all those trees and bushes and the giant berm there. Its not the shopping centers fault. They are working on trying to get a monument sign for the center to show the businesses on. The towns sign policy has been strict. Once the super walmart finishes up its court hearings and starts to build across Rosewick road I believe the center will get a lot busier.
 

abcxyz

New Member
That is because the Town of La Plata makes you put all those trees and bushes and the giant berm there. Its not the shopping centers fault. They are working on trying to get a monument sign for the center to show the businesses on. The towns sign policy has been strict. Once the super walmart finishes up its court hearings and starts to build across Rosewick road I believe the center will get a lot busier.
I like those type of shopping centers. Landscaping is a good thing. They could do the berms, put a sign and access to 301 without looking like Shoppers World in Waldorf.

Super Walmart- we are still fighting that one. I think it will be built at some time, just don't think (and hoping) that time is now. Go sit at the VanGO next to Rite Aid and imagine that element near the nice new Giant and Lowes. Keep all that ghetto in the same spot- Walmart, Food Kitty, $1 store, Laundry mat all fit together nicely.
 

MDGator

New Member
That is because the Town of La Plata makes you put all those trees and bushes and the giant berm there. Its not the shopping centers fault. They are working on trying to get a monument sign for the center to show the businesses on. The towns sign policy has been strict. Once the super walmart finishes up its court hearings and starts to build across Rosewick road I believe the center will get a lot busier.
Hope so, there are a lot of empty store fronts in the Giant shopping center. The WaWa in La Plata has a gas sign displaying their prices which is almost totally blocked by trees and practically invisible from 301 southbound. They could use one or two less trees.
 

Disney4845

Commercial Guy
I like those type of shopping centers. Landscaping is a good thing. They could do the berms, put a sign and access to 301 without looking like Shoppers World in Waldorf.

Super Walmart- we are still fighting that one. I think it will be built at some time, just don't think (and hoping) that time is now. Go sit at the VanGO next to Rite Aid and imagine that element near the nice new Giant and Lowes. Keep all that ghetto in the same spot- Walmart, Food Kitty, $1 store, Laundry mat all fit together nicely.
Landscaping is nice but making you camouflage the center is a bit much. Hopefully they can come to a compromise.

As for Super Walmart I'm 90% sure it will move forward. They already have the approvals done while they are waiting for the final decision. It has its good points and bad but it will bring more tax revenue in and create more jobs. We have some good plans for the existing building that people will like.
 

fatratcat

Member
Landscaping is nice but making you camouflage the center is a bit much. Hopefully they can come to a compromise.

As for Super Walmart I'm 90% sure it will move forward. They already have the approvals done while they are waiting for the final decision. It has its good points and bad but it will bring more tax revenue in and create more jobs. We have some good plans for the existing building that people will like.
OK. I'll bite. What are the plans for the existing buildings?
 

abcxyz

New Member
Just what we need, a bunch more sub $10/hour jobs.

Existing building had a few rumors- Nicks of Clinton (not going to happen), nice movie theater (not going to happen), restaurant row (not going to happen). Nothing nice will be there because once a prospective tenant pulls in to the parking lot and sees the local talent and a few VanGo runs they will be more concerned about getting out of there without being car jacked than leasing any space.
 

Hank

my war
Landscaping is nice but making you camouflage the center is a bit much. Hopefully they can come to a compromise.

As for Super Walmart I'm 90% sure it will move forward. They already have the approvals done while they are waiting for the final decision. It has its good points and bad but it will bring more tax revenue in and create more jobs. We have some good plans for the existing building that people will like.
Any truth to Plaza Tolteca taking over the Jasper's building in P. Fred?
 

BernieP

Resident PIA
Exactly. I know people that are having a hard time finding jobs that would be more than happy with $10 per hour!
unfortunately the jobs that are being "created" will only last as long as people have descrestionary income to go out and buy / spend.
The people looking for jobs, and willing to accept the $10/hr were making upwards of 85-100K per year. And the $10 / hr is for maybe 30 hours of work.
 

sockgirl77

Well-Known Member
unfortunately the jobs that are being "created" will only last as long as people have descrestionary income to go out and buy / spend.
The people looking for jobs, and willing to accept the $10/hr were making upwards of 85-100K per year. And the $10 / hr is for maybe 30 hours of work.
$10 per hour is still better than nothing. :shrug:
 
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