Score some craaak in East Sac

A great photo on FFT today snapped at (I presume) the new “Little Lucky” Rite Aid…

Have you been in there, though? It’s kind of eerie for some reason. They are one of the new businesses to have a Sac library drop box. And I’ve rediscovered the ole Thrifty ice cream as it is cheap and the kiddies love it.

Author: CoolDMZ

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23 thoughts on “Score some craaak in East Sac”

  1. I went there for the first time on Sunday. Creepy is all I can say. I think it’s haunted by some of the old timer Albertsons employees or their customers.

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  2. Don’t you think it’s odd that the place is brand new and there are never more than three cars in the parking lot? The hideous Rite Aid on Folsom (which is my usual destination) is constantly packed. Just seems weird that they are fairly close and the clean new one has no business.

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  3. I went in there once to make a phone call. There used to be two pay phones outside the store.

    Something about the place didn’t seem right. It seemed as if there weren’t enough ailes, and there was too much open space.

    I didn’t buy anything. I haven’t been back since.

    There is a non-chain drugstore across the street.

    The remodeling was done by Spanish-speaking workers.

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  4. Ack, I was trying to use the block quote feature. The line that raised my eyebrow was, “The remodeling was done by Spanish-speaking workers.”

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  5. Obviously Lynn is referring to the impending downfall of American civilization, caused by a perfect storm of non-American demographic trends, idiotic guilt-ridden Americans happily handing thier culture over to the third world, and an inept govt., blind to “cause and effect” policy results (“wander on in folks- no questions and free health care if you don’t speaka da eenglish”). I’m gonna go out on a limb here and guess that RunnerGirl is hoping that enough “green” regulations (no emissions except personal goats) and sensativity training will eventually make Sacramento JUST LIKE every city in Guatamala.

    The line that raised MY eyebrow was,
    “I went in there once to make a phone call. There used to be two pay phones outside the store.”

    I don’t think I’ve seen a line for payhones in at least 10 years. Who cares if there’s 1, 2, or 30 public phones? Maybe dem Guatamalans…

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  6. Ha, not even close, TS. I’m anti-regulation and think sensitivity training is lame. I just was surprised at her apparent surprise (or judgment?) that the hard-working remodelers hablan espanol.

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  7. when i first moved to j48 and the lil albertsons was there and i didn’t have a phone or cell phone i’d do it mafia style and take calls outside the supermarket. i’m not even sure if they have pay phones there any longer. i personally really like pay phones and if they had them like in europe where you could just use a pay card, i wouldn’t have a cell phone.

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  8. Agreed Runner- it’s like being suprised that your dry cleaner speaks Korean, the 7-11 clerk speaks Pashtun, or the taxi driver speaks whatever the heck they speak in Somalia (Samolian??). Any time you wanna cause some havoc at sensativity training classes, let me know- I’M THERE! Of course, it’s only fun if you aren’t being court/work ordered to go.

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  9. RG for the record you’re not taking crazy pills. I understand what you’re saying. To include in your list of complaints about a new store the fact that Spanish-speaking workers performed the remodel is weird and irrelevant. Perhaps a failed attempt to be funny?

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  10. yeah what a great corner, back in the day especially… El Dorado Bank, Knotts Pharmacy, Lil Lucky, post office, Pasty Shack, 2Me. I don’t think the Rite Aid can really screw with the throwbackness of the rest of it, but it will sure give it a run for its money.

    I worked at Knotts once when I was about 16, cleaning up and stuff but mostly taking cash deposits to the bank for the money person, a crusty old woman who drove a pristine cherry red Mustang. one time she forgot to include some money in the envelope — because she was 8000 years old — and man was I embarrased at the bank and man did I catch heck when I got back. until she found the money. and she smelled funny. and there were pay phones.

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  11. Oh man, if how I worded my thoughts has Turty Squip agreeing with me, then I know I need to clarify. Here is what was going on in my brain that obviously did not translate well into writing:

    – Why did Lynn feel the need to point out what language the workers were speaking? Does it matter, really?

    – It’s no surprise that many valuable jobs are performed by non-native English speakers, regardless of which language is spoken most in specific jobs. These are jobs which are vital to keeping our economy alive, and many native English speakers/American born people have neither the skills nor the inclination to do this kind of work.

    – I personally know many English language learners who are in labor positions whose native languages are Spanish, Russian, and various Asian dialects. They came to the US to work hard and give their families good lives. You wouldn’t believe the dedication they have to doing their jobs well and providing for their families — way more so than some of the fresh-out-of-college US-born kids who have a sense of entitlement and little work ethic.
    I have infinite respect for anyone, regardless of background/native language/job title, who makes a good honest living.

    Regarding sensitivity training: It panders to those who don’t need it, and it’s lost on those who do.

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  12. I mentioned that the workers spoke Spanish, because of what I’ve heard on talk shows on a radio station that I listen to from the Bay Area. Most of the hosts of the radio station are liberal. The subject of illegals is a common discussion topic. Whenever a host discusses illegals, usually at least one contractor will call the show. Contractors who hire citizens have a hard time competing with those who hire illegals. The contractors who call the show, say that many contractors go to a place like Home Depot to get illegals to do construction work. The contractors pay the illegals about one-fifth what they would pay citizens. They don’t give the illegals health insurance.

    I noticed that the construction workers who are building the high-rise bank building downtown speak English. They are native speakers of English.

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  13. Lynn, perhaps you might find it interesting that there is a large percentage of LEGAL workers who happen to have a first language other than English. Even if someone is speaking Spanish (or any other language), it doesn’t mean that he or she is here illegally.

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  14. I wrote that the construction workers were Spanish-speaking. I didn’t mention if those particular construction workers were illegal or legal, because I didn’t know.

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  15. I don’t see how someone could be surprised that Spanish speaking workers were remodeling something. Are you surprised too when you see someone from El Salvador cutting a lawn? We live in California.

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  16. Lynn I think that you are bit out of touch with the reality of life in California. By the way do you drink wine? Eat Strawberries or Asparagus? Odds are those darn spanish speakers picked those also. Did you know that our govenor speaks German? You about those darn Austrians right?

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  17. Yeah for the price, the ice cream is great! Plus you got that retro feel with the tube-shaped scoop with a hole in it. Also they have a root beer float flavor.

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