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Last week’s poll asked how you cook bacon. While I have moved to the superior oven-based method, the vast majority of respondents note that they still use the frying pan method. Definitely quicker that way but messier and certainly not as conducive to saving clean bacon fat for use later. Yum, bacon fat.
This week’s poll comes after word from the StarTribune (sorry, I try not to link to them all that often because of their ridiculous limits on reading) that Farmington’s mayor believes the recently renovated grocery store in town will bring more business back to other areas of the city because people won’t be leaving to go to other areas to do their shopping.
From the article:
“People were going to Lakeville, they were going to Apple Valley,” said Farmington Mayor Todd Larson. “They quit coming to town to buy groceries, they quit coming to town to eat and buy gas, and they quit coming to town for everything else.”
The article goes on to note that a recent city commissioned study concluded that the city could support two grocery stores and they are looking into making that a reality. Evidence that the newly renovated store is having a trickle down effect on other businesses were quotes from other local businesses nearby noting they have seen an uptick in the number of people walking in their doors.
The question here is whether a single store, in this case a grocery store, would keep you closer to home for all of your money spending needs? If your town didn’t have a grocery store would you be begging the city to bring one in or would you simply drive the handful of miles to another town like everyone does in almost every other city in the nation? Do you wonder if the uptick in nearby business is just a result of curiosity or do you think this could be a longterm indicator? Are you a Farmington resident? Does the new format of the grocery store in town make you excited? Do you go there for all of your main shopping or do you just use it for quick trips when you have forgotten something?
Whatever you have to say about this one go ahead and comment on and vote on the side bar and then feel free to check out our expired polls in the archive or read through the previous posts about polls here.