Antoinette W. Roades 
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Re: “Blue Ridge Mountain Sports: A Lament

From my standpoint here in Charlottesville, the key to BRMS failure appears to have been the decision to move from its long time, high traffic site in Barracks Road Shopping Center to the difficult to get into and highly unappealing Shops at Stonefield. Think Mussolini modern or maybe a de Chirico painting without the warmth and charm. Going from a pleasantly packed space to one that could have been an airplane hanger made the relocated BRMS seem from the outset as if it was holding a going-out-of-business sale. Having a much better proportioned, interestingly decorated, etc. Orvis directly across the pretend like "street" didn't help. The two stores' inventories overlap in some categories. And having a very nice outfit -- Great Outdoor Provisions, a North Carolina based company with a back story remarkably similar to BRMS's -- go into its old Barracks Road site undoubtedly hurt. In fact, I'm sure lots of folks never noticed the changeover at Barracks Road. So what I see here is less a sign of the times than a particular company's particularly bad choices.

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Posted by Antoinette W. Roades on 01/12/2016 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Seasonal Bliss

Saison Market carries "local...meat," does it? You could have fooled me. When I stopped in last week and asked about such, I got a blank look. Indeed, the nice guy behind the counter didn't even seem to comprehend my quest. "Meat," I said again crisply. Blank look. "M-E-A-T," I tried. Hesitation, then: "You mean deli meat, like what we have for sandwiches?" No, I said, I mean sausage. chops, whatever. Another blank look. So I tried sign language, i.e. I walked to the window and pointed to the word "MEAT" handsomely engraved alongside "BEER" and "WINE" and such. “Oh,” said nice, guy, “I guess that's a work in progress.”

Oh..... Folks, do please do your homework.

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Posted by Antoinette W. Roades on 08/05/2014 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Mouth-Watering

Can't imagine why you haven't specifically mentioned the extraordinary Beast Feast. What a great event.

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Posted by Antoinette W. Roades on 12/27/2013 at 1:11 PM

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