Yep, it indeed varies. We drove around the Grand Rapids metro today (vet bumped up a visit to today, rent payment, minor auto work at the mechanic,
grabbing a few things for some dinner ideas) etc, and popped into a number of places. I'll list the places for folks in my area so they know where
there's still a good variety:
Starting from Plainfield and going south, then just on Division and Clyde Park:
Kens Fruit Market:
Well-stocked, but out of ground beef, probably out of potatoes by now, and no dried black beans left. Various canned goods were out or low (hubs
grabbed what I joked was the last two cans of Dinty Moore stew for his work lunches in the state) BUT since Ken's deals primarily in fresh foods,
there's PLENTY of fruits and veggies, and other meats. We grabbed a beauty of a roast and a variety of vegetables and fruits, and there was plenty of
meat in the cooler as it was all around. Also, their wine & craft beers stocks are good, so if you want local or in-state stuff, they got it.
Well stocked all around, only seemed to be out of, of all things, the cherry-apple sausages at the meat counter. Found a 2 for $3 deal on organic
pastas in there, they had plenty still, so that's an option for it if you need pasta and it's sold out elsewhere. Their fresh-grind oats mill was
Daily Deals on S Division:
WELL stocked. WELL. No shortages in there, just a lot of busy employees keeping up. It wasn't that much busier than normal, either.
Meijer on Clyde Park:
Don't even bother. Parking lot is Black Friday full. Actually, more so, it was filled all the way out to the tire shop on Clyde. That's a HUGE parking
lot, so yeah, hell of a lot of people in there. We did not go in.
Menards on Clyde Park:
If you're willing to consider their little food department, it's getting pretty picked over. I'd just go across 131 and turn the corner to DD.
Parking lot assessment for Walmart & Aldi on their end of Gezon/54th:
Busy AF, but your call, we didn't go in either one.
And while everywhere we were in was busy, it wasn't a madhouse today and it seemed MANY people were just out to get out of the house and curb boredom,
not get food. I think folks are already sick of the time off work & nothing to do, the roads began to get quite busy here after noon.
Edit: Almost forgot about the Grandville Costco -- we stopped at their gas station for a fill-up a little after 10am. There was a line all the way
from the front door to the back of the building, and the parking lot was packed. The gas pumps were relatively quick & easy, though. We didn't go in,
all we needed was the gas fill-up, but I imagine it was like Black Friday on steroids in there.
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