So you might have noticed, Expo International Supermarket as you drove along Charlton Road recently, partially because of its load up of kitchen roll in its otherwise empty windows not all that long after a kitchen roll shortage
Or you might have noticed the piled up crates outside the front.
or on a good day, you might only have noticed the huge wedges of watermelon inviting you to cool down during the recent heatwave.
I am truly divided on my view of the supermarket, because what it is, is very well stocked with all sorts of things that a home-cook might want to buy. ALL the spices, ALL the pulses, and without the sort of, aren’t-I-a-posh-out-there-cook prices to match. The meat counter at the back is magnificent, although somewhat scaled back since opening as I think we all failed to take the hint. (Eg. I should buy that sometime, mmm,… how much are those eggs…?)
And any place that sells halva and balklava is all good with me.
The interior is very clean. But those crates outside just look grotty, and those staff who don’t know what social distancing is, despite it being clearly labelled on the floor. And who really wants to see kitchen roll in the windows of the main road when there isn’t a run on toilet roll.
Intrigued to know other people’s thoughts. I know its got its fans….
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I have lived in the area for many, many years and always loved the beautiful surroundings we are blessed to have on our door steps. This has been sadly blighted by this supermarket, the food crates outside makes the road look like a street market and constant frontage now more a car park than a public walkway.
I’m all for diversity, but social integration has not been at the top of this shops agenda for beauty.
THAT SHOP IS UNDER NEW CONSTRUCTION AND WILL BE RE – DESIGNED
SO THAT IT IS MORE TIDY AND NEAT OUTSIDE AND IN THE INSIDE