The meat at Waldbaums in Westhampton Beach is foul. That is what one Patch blogger Joy Sopitz testified over the weekend in her blog, titled, Foul Fowl at Waldbaums.
Patch readers had a lot to say on the topic with a few tying it in with a controversal proposal by developer Andrew Mendelson to bring a new supermarket to the area.
The following is a round-up of comments made by readers. Feel free to add to the conversation by posting a comment below.
leslie wrote, "Hey I cold have told you that..I even wrote to the company to tell them that, and no response... That place is so gross dirty and filthy....."
Adriana said, "Not only do they sell meat with expired dates, I have purchased meat that has a few days left on the expiration and it is still rotten. I swear when it doesn't sell in time they just put on a new sticker with a different date."
Gene added, "And the Village Board thinks there's nothing wrong with this supermarket? Please, please, please let the new supermarket go in on Old Riverhead Road! What that'll do is force Waldbaums to improve...or get out! Supermarkets are supposed to be welcoming. This one is far from that and one of the worst supermarkets I've ever been in."
DeleteJoy Sopitz commented, "All sooooo true!!! So why does Waldbaums get to have a monopoly? Maybe Waldbaums has been making donations, campaign contributions, and other perks, to local politicians in order to prevent the competition. Why is the town making it so difficult for a new supermarket to break ground? Seems rotten and fishy to me."
Elyse Richman posted, "Why is it that when 42 residents request with a petition to change the speed limit on 3 blocks in the village from 30 mph to 25 mph,this was seen important enough to put on the trustees agenda within a couple of months with a public hearing at last weeks meeting. And when Mr Mendelson requests to be heard and it is an issue that definitely needs to be heard and discussed in a public forum he is seen as an enemy ,it's unfair to him and it's unfair to us the residents. I will give you a great recommendation we are very lucky to have 2 establishments in this village that I frequent every day for fresh fish and fresh meat and chicken Cor-J & Cow Palace ,they are friendly and very nice. Support your local business Shop Locally!"
ralebird reponded, "I had the same problem with outdated spoiled meat at the WHB Waldbaums a few years ago and when I returned it they said no one was in the store to authorize a refund. I regret leaving it on the floor in the store instead of taking it to the Department of Health."
And via Facebook, readers wrote:
"This happened to me last year.... i haven't gone back since. I'm all for supporting places in Westhampton Beach, but not when their deli is selling expired meats and leads a buyer to think twice about buying something elsewhere in the store. Since 2011, I've gone to riverhead, patchogue, and as far as hicksville for certain organic foods and other items that one can't find in stores around here, but it goes without saying that I'm not shocked this happened again in Waldbaums. You think they would've learned the first time when this happened? How many more times is this going to happen. Who has to get sick? Shame on you Waldbaums. Shame on you!" — Subi Chockalinga
"What do you think has been going on there Worst place ever!!! I have not been back since October 2011." — Lisa Fox
"Same thing in SH, haven't been in there in years!!" — Pat Kelling Griffith
Now it's your turn. Add to the conversation below.
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