Jamie Gardner 5 p.m., July 20
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Our biggest store is a pharmacy
Thing about living in the Mission Village side of Serra Mesa is the lack of big stores. We have one: The CVS pharmacy store on Sandrock Road.
We were bummed when Henry's closed but happy when CVS opened in the same spot. CVS is known as a pharmacy but it does sell groceries. The service is good. I do all my little shopping there. Was there this night; saved $5 with a CVS coupon. Not bad for a man with a family.
A couple of supermarkets with fresh produce and meat have opened next to CVS in recent years but have closed rather quickly.Maybe there's not enough families to support a supermarket. Maybe they prefer to shop elsewhere. Maybe CVS has everything they need. Maybe. I know they don't carry salami.
We do all our big shopping at the Vons and Wal-Mart in Stonecrest or the Target in Kearny Mesa or the Target and Ralphs in Mission Valley.We have to drive several miles to get to these places. I feel bad for people who live here and have no cars.
We have a lot of old folks who have lived here most of their lives. It makes me wonder how they get around to shop for anything. Maybe they're more practical than I am and are fine with what the CVS and smaller stores around here have to offer.
At their age maybe a pharmacy is the best thing for them.
Yes, I'm a regular. :