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Buying Groceries Downtown - Quick Review of CVS

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  • #80782
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    Yep, CVS.

    Located at 105 South High Street, near the corner of State & High, the CVS is one of the most centralized locations Downtown for convenience-style grocery items.

    The store is clean, and actually quite large, going pretty far back into the building. Grocery offerings are similar to what you’d find in any other CVS store in Columbus: milk, bread, dry & boxed goods, canned goods, frozen food, snacks, beer & wine, baking goods, condiments and more. Their prices vary between convenience-store pricing and standard grocery-store pricing, especially with items that are on sale. As with other Downtown convenience stores, the only big things lacking are meat/butcher and fresh produce.

    It almost looks like a real grocery store in here, no?

    Additionally, CVS excels over the other Downtown convenience stores in their offerings with toiletries, medicines, vitamins, cosmetics and other similar pharmacy staples. They also have a variety of other household necessities like umbrellas, batteries, flashlights, etc.

    Their store hours are:

    Mon-Fri – 7am to 8pm

    Saturday – 10am to 8pm

    Sunday – 10am to 6pm

    #355022

    lifeliberty
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    I’m here almost every day! Plus they have a pharmacy for all you Rx needs. they have some really good sales and great clearances after the holidays. they are the cheapest place for most items downtown. Always lowest prices on cigarettes and they have lots of 10 for $10 deals on stuff like Gaterade and whatever. And I can buy stuff like snacks at grocery store prices instead of vending machine prices(here in the building). And don’t forget those last minute Birthday cards for the boss!

    I use it a lot because I can stop there during lunch or on the way home if I need something and that way I don’t have to stop somewhere else before I get home. (catfood, cigs, soda)

    And CVS sells stamps at the front counter for face value. I haven’t seen the mobile USPS truck for a while and the bank ATM charges you more than face value(if you haven’t noticed, add it up).

    For stores in Dtwn area it’s either CVS or Huntington basement.

    #355023

    Analogue Kid
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    lifeliberty wrote >>
    For stores in Dtwn area it’s either CVS or Huntington basement.

    What’s Huntington basement?

    #355024

    lifeliberty
    Participant

    there is a market in the basement of the Huntington Building. In the basement of the Huntington there is a florist, barbershop, shoe shine, doctors office, and a convienience store.

    #355025
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    I forgot to mention in the initial post…

    While this CVS is great for office workers, and LL has stated, I imagine it’s going to be an even bigger asset for the approximately 300 new residents who will be moving into the Annex at River South soon:

    http://www.lifestylecommunities.com/the-annex-at-river-south/overview

    Located right around the corner, just a block away.

    #355026

    gramarye
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    I think the downtown CVS is underappreciated because it’s (a) a chain and (b) not a full-fledged grocery store. It’s still useful to have around. I’ve been in there a number of times and generally thought the prices were pretty reasonable for what that space has to cost.

    #355027
    Anne Evans
    Anne Evans
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    I love when they run buy one get one deals on the makeup I like!

    Also, the guys who run Huntington basement are really nice too.

    #355028

    BCNation
    Participant

    I spent a lot of $$$$ between Wal-Mart and CVS. I’ve never been to the Huntington basement, but I don’t work in that building….
    I occasionally have grabbed lunch @ C-Town Market & Deli, though.

    #355029

    gramarye
    Participant

    Hah! This thread is the first I’ve ever heard about the shops in the Huntington basement. They should publicize more; I’ve been in that building probably ten times and never found them.

    ETA: I just realized something … maybe I haven’t. Are we talking about the Huntington Building or the Huntington Center? I’ve been in the tower many times. The actual Huntington Building on the corner of Broad & High, not so much. Only twice.

    #355030

    patient_zero
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    And don’t forget photo needs: flash cards, batteries, digital imaging, film and film developing (when you are going old school), usb cables.

    When Cord vacated their downtown location, and Rocket Photo closed in the mall, it left a huge void for photographers (not to mention the pro labs that closed as well).

    Full service camera stores are a dying breed nationally, sad to say.

    #355031

    Columbusite
    Member

    I’ve been there for my camera needs.

    #355032

    gramarye
    Participant

    patient_zero wrote >>

    Full service camera stores are a dying breed nationally, sad to say.

    I have to imagine the Internet has a lot to do with that. The ability to sell over a wider area is all the more important for goods that don’t have a large base of customers concentrated in one area. Everyone needs toilet paper; not everyone needs the more high-end, specialized camera equipment.

    #355033
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    I forgot to add that they also have some DVDs for sale by the register. Mostly movies I wouldn’t watch (Grumpy Old Men Part 4) but worth noting for anyone desperate for a flick.

    Speaking of which… I wonder if a RedBox downtown would do well. They seem to be really popular.

    #355034

    pedex
    Participant

    gramarye wrote >>

    patient_zero wrote >>
    Full service camera stores are a dying breed nationally, sad to say.

    I have to imagine the Internet has a lot to do with that. The ability to sell over a wider area is all the more important for goods that don’t have a large base of customers concentrated in one area. Everyone needs toilet paper; not everyone needs the more high-end, specialized camera equipment.

    isn’t the net its digital that did em in

    capital photo on gay street closed for that reason, lack of demand cause digital removed the need to have film developed

    #355035

    pedex
    Participant

    gramarye wrote >>
    Hah! This thread is the first I’ve ever heard about the shops in the Huntington basement. They should publicize more; I’ve been in that building probably ten times and never found them.
    ETA: I just realized something … maybe I haven’t. Are we talking about the Huntington Building or the Huntington Center? I’ve been in the tower many times. The actual Huntington Building on the corner of Broad & High, not so much. Only twice.

    they are talking about 41 south high(huntington center) not 17 south high st, not that it means all that much cause you can go directly from one to the other via the basement tunnels

    the basement of 41 south high has a florist, shoe shine guy, doctor’s office, convenience shop, post office kiosk and tunnel to take you to 77 south high or 17 south high

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