shop : supermarket in a barn



there's a supermarket in yonkers called stew leonard's that is really something else. it's fashioned after a barn and has a silo and small zoo, which is kind of strange considering what they sell inside. the layout takes you through in a zig zag pattern instead of the typical rows. kids love it because they have all kinds of puppets and things going on to entertain them. adults love it because they have great stuff, including really delicious milk.

we took charlie last weekend and he seemed happy with his pistachio ice cream and all the free samples. he bought a lobster and had a good laugh making it because after we dropped him off we went back to the park in long island city and our car battery totally died with no warning (hear that honda!?). we had to be towed and just about made it to the dealership before they closed. scott is a bit obsessive with his car and charlie laughed so hard thinking of him up all night trying to figure out what was wrong. it's been a while since he's had a good laugh, so i suppose it was worth the $200 repair.

well, our battery has been recharged and it seems like a good time to head outside and take a short break for a few several days. have fun and a good week!

xo, cindy

ps i got the best kettle corn at stew's place - it's slightly salty & sweet. yum!





22 comments:

My name is PJ. said...

Everyone knows Stew Leonard's, right? Decades ago, the original store was used as an example of marketing perfection in marketing classes I took while working for IBM. Your photos here are seriously good. Wonderful color and resolution!

Joyce said...

My friend you added a smile to my day already. Imagining Charlie making lobster and the smile on HIS face. Sorry about the battery, but if it made someones day golden, it was worth it. Right?! A WONDERFUL weekend to you, Scott and Charlie! xoxo

The Curious Cat said...

Wow - love the giant lobster! I have a thing about them -love their shape! I wrote an entry about a lobster not too long ago on my blog...sounds like you had a fun day!

blue moss said...

sounds like so much fun...except for the battery thing. anything going wrong with my car makes me super grump....i'm working on it, but it is certainly a struggle...glad you could smile about it!!
have a great weekend!

cindy* said...

what a fun day! and i'm glad that at least charlie got a laugh out of your misfortune ;) have a lovely weekend!!

Michelle Brunner said...

You had quite the lovely day (besides the battery situation!) I adore those sunflowers!

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

The Barn Supermarket looks like it would be fun to go shopping with little ones there...but I can imagine you'd be there for a while.
Thanks for visiting my blog(always) Cindy and leaving such kind words...I FINISHED the mural today...and just posted pics.
Have a lovely weekend!
Char.

Candi said...

I'm glad to hear Charlie had a good laugh :) Great photos. That calf is adorable!

wild child said...

Wow Cindy - such a fun and interesting post, and I loved all the pics that went along with it! Those cherries are to die for! LOL!

Sorry about your battery.... but nice to hear about Charlie's good laugh :)

Meg xoxo

Elizabeth said...

Cherries and chickens!!Say that five times :)

Nice as usual!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Just love your pics...your blog header is fabulous!!

m ^..^

lotta said...

Looks like a great place and a wonderful time! Sorry about the car issues. I can relate to the angst. Hope it is rolling smoothly by now...

courtney said...

oh WOW - great shots cindy! love it.

this looks like such a cool place!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Great day minus the battery thingie...well been there & done that too... Love that giant lobster!
Well, great NEW week to you guys!
xo*

Kelly C. said...

cindy, these are gorgeous gorgeous shots! stew's sounds like a magical, fabulous place. sorry you had car craziness.... at least you had a laugh, right?
xxoo
k
p.s. i think i want a chicken for a pet. good idea?

Lizzy said...

I'm going to have to say that this is my favorite batch of your photos yet! I really like the picture of the silo ceiling. Gorgeous!

erin said...

oh my gosh. the stew leonards in ct was my all-time favorite place when my sisters and i were little. we used to love the animated singing cows and free samples!

hmstrjam said...

love that cow and those hens, animals are the best!

aimee said...

your photo documentaries are so impeccably done -the colors and themes flow beautifully in this one. and i am nuts over that batch of cherries!

please sir said...

Oh looks like such a great place to look around - yes the cherries look divine!

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

Wow--how fun. The red in those cherries is incredible. So glad to hear Charlie had a good chuckle. :)

Vicki Dvorak said...

Love you blog! I just want to settle in with a glass of ice tea and read and read. Thanks!