By on October 14, 2006
Downtown’s newest grocery store, the Capital City Grocery, opened today in the Seaboard complex.
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Response to anonymous person who says they are a former Capital City Grocery Employee.
Eveyone certainly has their right to their own opinion. That is one of the things that makes this country such a wonderful place to live in. I would like to, however, correct several inaccuracies in the posting on July 17 by that person.
First, every person who worked for the previous company operating as Capital City Grocery was provided an opportunity to apply to work with the new company. Without exception those who did apply were hired and are, I believe quite happy in their current position here. We would still seriously consider employing any person who formerly worked there.
Second, McClain and Bold, Inc., the company that formaly operated as Capital City Grocery, still exists as a company and if they did not pay any salaries due, as implied, they are legally obligated to pay them and should.
Third, the fact that McClain and Bold did not continue to operate was solely their decision. They needed funding to continue and had opportunities for that additional funding. They alone elected to not accept that funding or continue the business and to instead sell its assets.
Fourth, I seriously doubt that Ron Bold, part owner and former manager of Capital City Grocery would agree with the charges of the anonymous former Capital City Grocery employee. He participated in the decision to not continue with that company, made a very nice new job decision and has moved on with his life.
Finally, we certainly understand and emphasize with those employess on the former Capital City Grocery staff. Each if them was outstanding in their efforts to make the business a success and thay all deserve a great deal of credit for the business doing as well as it did.
Ed Weems, President
Capital City Grocery, Inc.
I’ve tried to be supportive of CCG from the beginning, as I’ve said in my posts in this thread and others, even though I doubt how successful it can be.
I think I’m at the end of caring now. Too much drama with this place. Not enough convenience.
Went to visit the store the other day to see for myself what they had done with the store. To say I was disappointed is a understatement. Empty shelves. Produce was maybe one third full. What happened to the expanded produce section? The product selection was not much better than what was their before. I did think they had a good beer selection.Meat and Seafood was sparse. Was not a customer in the store while I was there. I don’t know who they got to run that store for them, but they don’t know the retail grocery business. They need some help that is for sure. I will still be shopping at H.T. and the Fresh Market. Sorry
Maybe that would be a good place for Trader Joe’s?
With everything going on about this store just in a blog, imagine what its like in the store… A pattern of failure seems like it will follow this place.
Tried them again a week ago. Over $4.00 for OJ and $4.99 for a half-gal of organic milk (and they didn’t have any skim). I think not. Left with the banana’s I picked up and sent to the Teeter. It’s a shame…
To Mr. Weems…
I think you meant “empathize” not “emphasize” with the former employees. Unless that is not what you meant.
The store looks great but there is one problem… The coffee drinks are awful. They need to get Dina and Jackie back. Now those girls know how to make real drinks. Its a shame…
The new Capital City looks great. The business sort of looks the same but the hot bar looks good everytime I walk in the door and I love the selection of organic products. Im just dissapointed in the coffee. I was a regular almost every morning and the quality of the drinks is not good. I hate to say it but they need some new baristas!
The Ace Hardware and redeveloped area at Seaboard Station is great for us that live downtown. Nothing can beat Burke Brothers– a great old fashioned hardware store!!
I was at Capital City Grocery on Saturday as part of the Raleigh Typhoon scavenger hunt. Although I didn’t check the store out too closely while I was there, I think it’s great that they were involved in this event. Thanks CCG.
I was in the other day around 6ish and it seemed like the front end manager, I believe his name is Wil, was more busy playing on google mail then worrying about the line that was piling up at the register. May I ask why there was only one cashier at such a busy time. I dont think the service is that great at the “new and improved” Capital City.
The coffee is great now! They got a new coffee guy in who knows what he’s doing. Every time my friends or I have been in there the place has had customers in the coffee bar or having lunch. Food’s great. New organic nut section going in soon!! Can’t wait.
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