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  • Post #271 - March 6th, 2021, 10:10 pm
    Post #271 - March 6th, 2021, 10:10 pm Post #271 - March 6th, 2021, 10:10 pm
    Hi- I was wondering if anybody here goes to the Devon store? I have been to both of the Niles stores, but mostly the one on Touhy. The parking at the Touhy store is sometimes problematic and it gets more crowded than the Golf Road store. I just realized that the Devon store is definitely closer than the Golf Road store, and might be closer than the Touhy store is for me. Does the Devon store have as much as the Touhy store does, and how is there parking situation? Does it get as crowded? I prefer the Golf Road store to the Touhy store because it does not get as crowded, and parking is easier, but it is several miles further for me. Thanks, Nancy
  • Post #272 - March 6th, 2021, 10:17 pm
    Post #272 - March 6th, 2021, 10:17 pm Post #272 - March 6th, 2021, 10:17 pm
    The Devon store is 1/6 the size of the Touhy one. It can be crowded and parking is limited. It's very good for Indian groceries, but if you're looking for most anything else, the Niles store beats it hands down.
  • Post #273 - March 7th, 2021, 8:11 am
    Post #273 - March 7th, 2021, 8:11 am Post #273 - March 7th, 2021, 8:11 am
    NFriday wrote:Hi- I was wondering if anybody here goes to the Devon store? I have been to both of the Niles stores, but mostly the one on Touhy. The parking at the Touhy store is sometimes problematic and it gets more crowded than the Golf Road store. I just realized that the Devon store is definitely closer than the Golf Road store, and might be closer than the Touhy store is for me. Does the Devon store have as much as the Touhy store does, and how is there parking situation? Does it get as crowded? I prefer the Golf Road store to the Touhy store because it does not get as crowded, and parking is easier, but it is several miles further for me. Thanks, Nancy


    I generally shop at Touhy on weeknight evenings. Parking has rarely been a problem and the store doesn't seem too crowded (obviously both of these observations are subjective).
  • Post #274 - March 7th, 2021, 9:15 am
    Post #274 - March 7th, 2021, 9:15 am Post #274 - March 7th, 2021, 9:15 am
    cilantro wrote:The Devon store is 1/6 the size of the Touhy one. It can be crowded and parking is limited. It's very good for Indian groceries, but if you're looking for most anything else, the Niles store beats it hands down.


    The Niles store is the one. I have from time-to-time gone to the Golf Road store as well because it was closer to the courthouse by a smidge. I am glad I can say I went. But the Niles' location is the location. I am not the only person from pretty far in the city who still heads out there to purchase, look, and marvel. Weekdays are always better if you want to avoid the crowds. I don't recall when last I was there in the evening on a weekday but that is also better.
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  • Post #275 - March 7th, 2021, 10:28 am
    Post #275 - March 7th, 2021, 10:28 am Post #275 - March 7th, 2021, 10:28 am
    I went to Fresh Farms Niles/Touhy yesterday/Saturday around 10am. Not too crowded though, in general, weekends are busier.

    I snapped a pic of full sheet fresh chow fun, someone was asking in another thread. Its almost always stocked at FF Touhy.

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    I got within .80c of my guess the total yesterday. As a rule I calculate what the groceries would cost at Whole Foods and deduct 33%.

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  • Post #276 - March 7th, 2021, 11:53 am
    Post #276 - March 7th, 2021, 11:53 am Post #276 - March 7th, 2021, 11:53 am
    I prefer the Golf Mill-adjacent store over the Touhy location, but my reasons are trivial and dated. I like the look and feel of the store better, especially the produce and deli area, and in years past they had wonderful samples in the bakery.

    Also, before 2020 it was easy to do a two-fer with Fresh Farms and Shop-n-Save on the other side of Golf Mill.

    Parking is less of a hassle at the Golf store because there is less spillover from other stores in that plaza, but the in and out of the center is not ideal.
  • Post #277 - March 8th, 2021, 12:30 pm
    Post #277 - March 8th, 2021, 12:30 pm Post #277 - March 8th, 2021, 12:30 pm
    cilantro wrote:The Devon store is 1/6 the size of the Touhy one. It can be crowded and parking is limited. It's very good for Indian groceries, but if you're looking for most anything else, the Niles store beats it hands down.

    I agree with cilantro about the Devon store. I've only been a few times because of the parking. The lot behind the store is small.
    -Mary
  • Post #278 - March 8th, 2021, 1:33 pm
    Post #278 - March 8th, 2021, 1:33 pm Post #278 - March 8th, 2021, 1:33 pm
    The GP wrote:
    cilantro wrote:The Devon store is 1/6 the size of the Touhy one. It can be crowded and parking is limited. It's very good for Indian groceries, but if you're looking for most anything else, the Niles store beats it hands down.

    I agree with cilantro about the Devon store. I've only been a few times because of the parking. The lot behind the store is small.


    To be fair, that was their first location (which has expanded). It was a small Greek produce market with flighty aspirations. The Niles location really innovated, it had a juice stand well before others jumped on the bandwagon and the feta bar still has more offerings than any store in the area. As they've expanded they've gained more features in larger footprints (better bakery on Golf) which have obviously not been retrofitted in smaller stores. So, sure the original location is limited but serves the local community, which is nice because he could easily shut it down and redirect resources into a new larger location in the suburbs.
  • Post #279 - March 8th, 2021, 6:41 pm
    Post #279 - March 8th, 2021, 6:41 pm Post #279 - March 8th, 2021, 6:41 pm
    I'd never been to Fresh Farms but decided to check it out this weekend after hearing about their seafood section. Seeing as we live closest to Devon, we headed there...and searched the store for the seafood section (or any meat, for that matter) before seeing a half-cooler filled with chicken. Fortunately we had nothing but time to we jumped in the car and headed to Niles -- and got our payoff! We both loved it, and look forward to returning.
  • Post #280 - March 25th, 2021, 7:07 am
    Post #280 - March 25th, 2021, 7:07 am Post #280 - March 25th, 2021, 7:07 am
    There's another $5 off of $25 offer in the app. Good through 3/31.
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