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From the Lens: Waldbaums is Closing

Photos from an empty food store in Lake Ronkonkoma.

By the end of the week, the Waldbaums in Lake Ronkonkoma will be closed. Sachem Patch took a walk around the story on Tuesday to see what was left.

Kathi Gautier February 29, 2012 at 07:14 PM
I loved this store. I'd been coming here since it was built. I knew where everything was. Now I have to learn a new supermarket. I'm pissed. Food shopping for me has always been a sport. But when you don't know the layout not only can you miss out on good deals but it takes you twice as long. Any thoughts from anyone about the other supermarkets in the area. Stop and Shop is so huge you need to pack a lunch to get through the whole store. And Pathmark seems like the next likely choice price wise. King Kullen is too pricey so they're out. I look at food as the one aspect of your monthly budget that is completely controlled by you. So where do we shop now? I'm a huge Wal-mart shopper. If they put fresh meats and vegetables in there then that's where I'm going.
CJ M. March 01, 2012 at 02:16 AM
This store was too new to close. I usually shop in the Stony Brook store, but I also loved this store. I will miss it. Good luck to all the employees.
Kathi Gautier March 01, 2012 at 03:48 PM
I was actualy in the Stony Brook store last night. I guess that's the only good Waldbaums around for miles. Because I've been to the Waldbaums in Holbrook and it's too small to be a regular weekly shop store. They don't even have a seafood department. So I guess it's Stony Brook or nothing.
Regina Raab March 05, 2012 at 01:17 AM
Just want to thank the employees who were so kind and helpful over the years.
Kathi Gautier March 05, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Here! Here! I second that. One of the girls that worked there had a son on the same baseball team as my son growing up. The employee's will be missed and I thank you for all for your courteous service throughout the years.

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