FlyBoeing From United States of America, joined May 2000, 866 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2149 times:
Have you heard of a place called Wegmans? It's a grocery store chain run out of upstate New York. When one opened near me, I immediately thought that this place was exactly like Harrod's (except without the department store) . It had the most extravagant displays of food I'd ever seen plus a little model railroad running along the ceiling. Fantastic!
Even though they're a grocery store they have 50% of the space devoted to prepared foods. The place has an executive chef and all of the employees are the nicest people.
The prepared food is kinda expensive but worth it.
DC10Tony From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2149 times:
I went to Harrod's about 4 days ago when I was in London. I wasn't too impressed, it's just like a huge Dillard's. Have any of you been to the 5th floor sporting goods department? They call it "Sweatshop". I thought that was kinda funny. I did manage to get my hands on an MTV Ibiza 2001 CD at Harrod's which isn't available in the U.S. yet, it's a pretty good CD. One thing about Harrod's that won me over was all of the Ferraris and rare cars parked outside.
BA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2146 times:
A lot of restrooms in Europe have an entrance fee in order to use them. It really is stupid I think. Maybe I've become spoiled living in America, but I have never been to a restroom in the US that had an entrance fee.
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