Why Ukrops Couldn’t Cut It

So what becomes of the building now?  A lot of locals believe we'll be reporting on another RAT INFESTION down the road.  Will it be bigger than the one that plagued the City Market?

So what becomes of the building now? A lot of locals believe we'll be reporting on another RAT INFESTION down the road. Will it be bigger than the one that plagued the City Market?

In a region where shoppers are literally “Krogerized”, I for one was all for Ukrops moving into the Roanoke community and making a name for itself.  The problem is, while it moved into the community, I don’t think it truly ever embraced the community. 

Think about it…they hardly ever advertised.  Maybe once in a while you’d get a flyer in the mail.  Neglecting the need for advertising might have worked well for Ukrops in Richmond but this is Roanoke.  We don’t have a Ukrops posted up on every other block and so, I think they did a disservice by not inundating customers with commercials and the sorts.

 

Local folks also say being closed on Sunday’s did ’em in.  Hey, it works for Chick-fil-a, then again, a lot of mom’s out there do their grocery shopping on Sunday’s. 

Not selling beer and alcohol… another nail in the coffin.  I’d argue there’s a beer and wine specialty store less than 500 feet away, but we leave in a society where convenience is key!

I for one will miss Ukrops.  I didn’t shop there every week, but enough to love the salad bar (Kroger tries but it can’t compare) and the grab and go Sushi (a lunch/dinner time favorite) .

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One response to “Why Ukrops Couldn’t Cut It

  1. Ms. Davis,
    Please note one viewer drove all the way from downtown Salem (at least 3 minutes) to meet the boys of SkyTracker7 Weather the day before.

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