Thursday, October 23, 2014

DUTCHLAND FOODS GROCERY IN MARION, NY - IS OPEN !!!!!!!

If you build it, they will come.  Well it was built and they did come.  I don't think the owners had any idea that they would get the crowd they did so fast.  When I got there, I asked if I could take pictures and Mr. Zimmerman said I could as long as I didn't take pictures of his employees and I didn't.  This is just a general run through of the store.  I have over 160 pictures, which I will show some now and again.  Dutchland is like a small Sauder's.  You will note there are spaces on many of the shelves, but that is do to the amount people are buying.  When anyone asked him for something the reply was the trucks will be here Monday.  They are open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9 to 6, Friday 9 - 8 and  on Saturday 9 to 4.  They are not open on Monday because that is the day the trucks come in and it gives them time to reload the shelves. In the second picture you note some flowers and pumpkins to the right - that was loaded up on Monday, but they are low now.  I believe these hours will be made longer when he gets going and can afford more employees.  I also, don't think, he thought of the apartment complex that is down the side street from the store.  That will bring in business, too.   If you wish to come and I encourage you, I would suggest Tuesday or Wednesday, if you could.  I went on Saturday.  It is a great store, in a very needed location and I hope it is a great success.

NOTE: I CHANGED THE HOURS ABOVE.  TODAY I FOUND THEIR AD IN A LOCAL PAPER WITH THE NEW HOURS IN IT, SO I THOUGHT I BETTER CHANGE THEM ON HERE.  THEY ARE AT: 3948 N. MAIN STREET, MARION, NY FORMERLY WHERE THE MARION SHURFINE  USE TO BE.

10 comments:

Tom said...

I stopped by yesterday. They were not busy, but the parking lot looks very small. This is going to be a to be a problem. Nice folks and I hope that they do well. Tom The Backroads Traveller

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Tom,
When I was there last Saturday they were packed, but again, that was on the weekend. There isn't much of a parking area. I hope they do well, too.

Marilyn

Countryside Reflections said...

It looks like a great store. I hope they do well. It's so nice to see an independent store open and have them succeed.

Doreen

Vanssmomc said...

Very excited to see that they are finally open, can't wait to make a trip out there. Thanks Marilyn, you made my day. Cathy in Webster

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning,
It is a great store. I hope it does well, too. I use to own a store so I always hope independent stores are successful - especially this one.

Marilyn

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Cathy,
I am glad I made your day. Let me know what you think of the place after you have been there.

Marilyn

Anonymous said...

Hi Marilyn, Your right, a smaller version of Sauders! From what you said as to it being a necessity for the area, I do hope it will be able to supply their area well as time goes on. Please thank Mr Zimmerman for allowing you to take the pics and share his store with the rest of us NYSofMind readers! Blessings,Carol

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Carol,
It is a great addition to the area. I hope it supplies the area as time goes by, too. I will thank Mr. Zimmerman for allowing the pictures, the next time I go in there.

Blessings to you and yours,
Marilyn

dynnamae n said...

Lovely photos. I noticed the jars of Mustard Eggs. While on vacation, I tried mustard eggs and beet eggs at Mrs. Yoder's Restaurant in Mt.Hope, Ohio. I enjoyed both of them and would buy them if anyone in MI.stocked them. I hope the new store has much success.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi dynnamae,

Thank you. I never heard of Mustard Eggs. I have had beet eggs. They have eggs in all different kinds of flavors. I have pictures of all the different kind in the store. I will put them on sometime. Sure hope it is successful, too.

Marilyn