To Sandusky grocery with love
Aug 27, 2014 at 2:40 PM
At Kreimes Cardinal Grocery, they’re going to turn it around next week.
The city grocer will celebrate its 39th year in business in July, but its “reverse customer appreciation week” is from May 19 through May 24.
Customers can drop off notes or just tell the owners and staff how much they enjoy the store and employees.
“We are a small family store. We are a quick in-and-out. We offer great customer service,” said co-owner and manager Chet “Butch” Sinwald. “We are one of the last family owned grocery stores”
It was Sinwald’s father-in-law who 38 years ago bought the grocery store at 317 E. Washington St. from the A&P grocery chain. It has remained in the family ever since.
Staff are always helpful and can get items in if a customer needs something not in stock, Sinwald said.
The store has a custom butcher and sells the best meat in town, he said.
This will be the second “reverse customer appreciation” for the store. Customers showed their love for Kreimes six years ago with the first one.
“It was neat. We got a lot of good notes. People even dropped off cakes,” Sinwald said.
The store will show its love for its customers as well.
All next week many in-store specials will be posted, including Eckrich hot dogs for 89 cents, Routh Packing end sirloin roast for $1.39 a pound, Toft’s Dairy 2 percent milk for $2.99 and two half-gallons of gallon Toft’s Ice Cream for $7.
Kreimes will give away a 32-inch flat screen high definition television to someone who signs up for the drawing, which will be held on Memorial Day.
“We would like to hear from our customers,” Sinwald said.