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Speak Out: Magruder's Closed, Shalom Kosher Market Coming Soon

With Magruder's closed, will you shop in the kosher market coming to the space in September?

in the Kemp Mill Shopping Center has closed, and the store space is transitioning over to Shalom Kosher Market, which is scheduled to open in September.

If you formerly shopped at Magruder's, where are you shopping now? And will you shop at Shalom Kosher Market when it opens? Tell us in the comments.

V G November 01, 2012 at 12:24 AM
I am bumped at the closure of Magruder grocery store. It was the only grocery store that I could walk with a stroler and get groceries. It is a pity that the kemp mill shopping area is so limited. there is so much scope of development. Silver Spring square withe the fountain and Rockville Square are the only places that one can drive to and take kids for fun. Kemp Mill shopping area has so much potential and is not utilized at all. Two of the only eating places have weird hours and are mostly closed when ever I head out to eat something there. Why can not this area have some regular eating and shopping places and nice community area. Now with another Kosher store- it all depends what it carries and what are the hours of operation. I hope it has regular opening hours.
V G November 01, 2012 at 12:33 AM
Can we have a regular market at Kemp Mill shopping area. WHO manages thsi area. It is like deserted when it has so much potential. If we had good stores in this area- there would be more business for places like nail place etc. Now the most f the parkign area is empty when you do not get parking in any shopping area. WHO MANAGES THIS SHOPPING AREA.
Kristina Folsom November 02, 2012 at 04:35 PM
As a Kemp Mill resident for the past 38 years I am disappointed in the grocery store circumstance in Kemp Mill. I loved having the Giant down there for years, and the Magruders was not great, but acceptable for immediate needs. But Shalom Kosher has yet to post hours, and this is an issue for me. If they keep to the same hours they held at their previous location: Mon-Wed 8am–7pm Thu 8am–8pm Fri 8am–2pm Sat Closed Sun 8am–6pm ...then the store will be completely useless to me as it will never be open when I am home to use it. Magruders already had lousy hours. In August I saw a Shop Rite truck go down there and I was soooooo excited. That was unfortunately just a fluke sighting. I currently shop at the Giant in Wheaton mostly, and am looking forward to the Costco opening (if it ever does....delayed till Spring 2013 sometime last I read). I will likely shop in Shalom Kosher on rare occasion, perhaps more if their hours are expanded as well as their food selections, but since I do not keep a Kosher diet, their purpose will be largely lost on me for my needs.
Larry Dekelbaum November 07, 2012 at 01:22 PM
Kristina, My name is Larry Dekelbaum and i am the owner of Shalom Kosher, in Kemp Mill. I would like to know what you think of our new store. If you don't see a product that you want we will try to get it in for you and carry it regularly. Pricing wise we are trying to be very competitive, if there are any items that stand out as over priced please let us know so we can try to find ways to keep pricing low. If you have any other questions or concerns please email me at Larry@TheShalomGroup.com New Store Hours: Sun:7:30-8:00 Mon-Wen: 7:30-9:00 Thur: 7:30-10:00 Fri: 7:30-Hour Before Sunset Sat: Closed Thank You
John January 20, 2013 at 02:38 AM
Diversity, how much more diversity do you want? This whole area is filled with foreigners. When I was a kid it was mostly white middle class. It's no wonder Magruders can't compete with all these ethnic markets.

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