New Reasor's grocery store sparks debate

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Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 8:37 am | Updated: 11:09 am, Thu Dec 22, 2011.

The City Council  voted Monday night to move forward with an agreement to build a Reasor’s in the former Walmart building at West 41st. Street and Highway 97, but the resolution drew impassioned debate from each side.

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  • fwjenn posted at 2:48 pm on Tue, Jan 3, 2012.

    fwjenn Posts: 3

    We have been doing the happy dance ever since reading about the new Reasors! We only shop at Warehouse Market, Wal Mart and/or Homeland if we absolutely have to have an item right now. I'll even go to Walgreens to pick up something fast instead of the other three.

    My only wish is the store was going in north of the freeway, near downtown, but since that isn't realistic, I'll be happy with the Prattville location.

    Thanks to both the City and Reasors!

  • SSDAD2 posted at 5:00 pm on Sat, Dec 31, 2011.

    SSDAD2 Posts: 89

    No major chain is going to build in South Sand Springs. Just not enough traffic. We need to be satisfied with what we have and support who ever comes in to the vast waste land known as River West.

  • Cayte716 posted at 12:45 am on Fri, Dec 30, 2011.

    Cayte716 Posts: 1

    I'm excited about Reasor's coming here too but think it's nuts to put it in the same small shopping center as Homeland. As far as Homeland being so high, I shop there every week and when I shop the sales and use coupons (they are the only store that doubles), I spend 60-70% less than anywhere else, even cheaper than Walmart. A good place would be on highway 97 down by 51st or so. Down this way would also be a great place for something like Tulsa Hills. The way some things are handled in Sand Springs in bringing in business is completely backwards.

  • Prattville Patron posted at 8:05 pm on Wed, Dec 28, 2011.

    Prattville Patron Posts: 10

    We are so excited about having our own Reasor's Grocery! I have been shopping Reasor's sales for years because they have a store next to where I work. The store is CLEAN, brightly lit, plenty of people willing to help you find something & it does not smell! I've shopped Homeland many years as well but since the Prattvile store has gone down hill I shop the Homeland at 31st & Harvard. It's a cleaner store & they don't run out of the ad specials like our store does. Homeland will only close if the employees don't get busy & make changes to their store. If they don't change things & get competitive then yes Homeland will close, but it will not be Reasor's fault! Reasor's also has a pharmacy & we already have a MedX & Spoon Drug but so far I have not heard them complain -
    PS - Reasor's is owned by it's employees, now there is an incentitive to be the best you can be,they have a higher stake in their store than the Homeland Employees do. Think about it people, we might be seeing that shopping center thrive again. [beam]

  • Bobby P posted at 9:11 am on Wed, Dec 28, 2011.

    Bobby P Posts: 156

    I have heard something about employees getting on at Reasors, but I think what I heard was more like they probably would, not that it was set in stone. That was also before Homeland said they were staying though, so unless Homeland employees quit, they will still be working at Homeland when Reasors opens. I haven't heard anything about Tractor Supply moving either, Homeland isn't planning on leaving, or at least that's what it sounds like, so I don't know about that.

  • Pent posted at 12:43 am on Wed, Dec 28, 2011.

    Pent Posts: 2

    Um... I thought it was already planned thing for Homeland employees to be hired on by Reasor's, and that Tractor Supply store would move where Homeland is now at... I know I heard/read that from somewhere.

  • Bmc_123 posted at 12:44 am on Tue, Dec 27, 2011.

    Bmc_123 Posts: 4

    Just spent a gift certificate to Reasors and was shocked at the high prices. Even Homeland looks cheap compared to Reasors. Liked the sale items but everything else was way over priced.

  • SanditeCo99 posted at 1:58 pm on Fri, Dec 23, 2011.

    SanditeCo99 Posts: 2

    Yes! This is great news. I agree with Bobby P--look at Warehouse Market. They've survived Walmart going in. I think Sand Springs can support a fourth grocery store. Not to mention, it will help revive that shopping center.

  • Butterfly posted at 8:55 pm on Wed, Dec 21, 2011.

    Butterfly Posts: 3

    So excited to see another grocery store on the south side of the river. Now we just desperately need a Target!

  • Local Citizen posted at 3:55 pm on Wed, Dec 21, 2011.

    Local Citizen Posts: 41

    This is great news. Our family has wanted Reasors for a long time. Sand Springs was basically built on land leases for a dollar by Charles Page. Competition is just that; competition. Homeland, get competitive. Lock in your customers now before Reasor shows up and you'll keep them. Homeland has always been to expensive for us to go South of the river for groceries. However, we will pay a "little" more to keep from going to Walmart. And there is a good chance that we will buy some items from Homeland while we are in the shopping center. This is also great news for the other business in that center due to foot traffic. Reasor, keep a neat, clean, and clutter free store and you will have plenty of customers.

  • Kaysea posted at 3:38 pm on Wed, Dec 21, 2011.

    Kaysea Posts: 234

    Everyone is making comments about Homelands high prices, have you been to Reasors and walmart recently? They have high prices too. I don't like warehouse market and wal-mart meat. I buy all of my meat at homeland and reasors and stock up when they have good sales. The best place for ground beef is Pettys fine foods in Tulsa. They don't have it on sale very often but when they do I buy a freezer full.

    Yes I wish we would get a couple of decent new places to eat out(not fast food). I would love a target or some kind of new store, but I never want to be like Owasso or Broken Arrow. They have lost that small town charm and the traffic is horrible.

  • observer posted at 1:56 pm on Wed, Dec 21, 2011.

    observer Posts: 3

    Sand Springs has fallen over the years in giving the residents choices of dinning, shopping and services because no incentives to entice merchants to land here. Instead they go to Owasso, Broken Arrow and Bixby. I for one will be glad to get Reasor's because Homeland even with coupons and Homeland Card are almost twice the price for " the same groceries", as the District Manager of Homeland puts it. Competition in services and products makes dinning and shopping for residents more cost effective in this economy because stores merchants will want to draw costumers in and keep them and the way to do that is offer best product for price. Now lets get More dinning and other shops and put more money back in Sand Springs economy.

  • Kaysea posted at 1:55 pm on Wed, Dec 21, 2011.

    Kaysea Posts: 234

    All stores are high in price. We could have 10 grocery stores and I don't think prices would come down. It cost alot to feed a big family. I just don't think this is fair to Homeland. We not only need to bring new business to S.S. but try to keep the ones that are here and been here for a long time.

  • Bobby P posted at 10:51 am on Wed, Dec 21, 2011.

    Bobby P Posts: 156

    the person quoted in the article who said competition is healthy is exactly right. people said Warehouse Market wouldn't make it when Wal-Mart went in, last time I checked Warehouse Market is still there. if Homeland wants to keep its customers then they need to work to keep them.

  • maccor posted at 10:45 am on Wed, Dec 21, 2011.

    maccor Posts: 1

    People have gripped about the walmart building being vacant for years, something wants to move in and people gripe about that. I believe Walmart got tax incentives when they built the new store, thats how the world works. If they dont get incentives they go where they do. I am so sick and tired of Sand Springs people wanting more growth in the city but wanting to gripe whenever something is being built, always say we need this and we need that, well here is a great store coming to feel a vacant building and what to people say, oh we dont want that. Make your mind up. Homeland is a crappy store with prices that are too high because they know they are the only store on the south side of the river. Do they close every store they own because competition moves in? They need to suck it up and compete instead of running scared.

  • SSDAD2 posted at 11:11 pm on Tue, Dec 20, 2011.

    SSDAD2 Posts: 89

    Heard tonight at supper that Homeland was leaving. Also, had not heard about tax break from city. Interesting. Wonder if Bixby had to make the same deal.

    Don't hold your breath that any store at Tulsa Hills will be here. That boat sailed a long time ago. If they were coming, they'd have already announced it.

  • A Voice of Reason posted at 8:46 pm on Tue, Dec 20, 2011.

    A Voice of Reason Posts: 31

    The Leader has left so much out of this article, hopefully, they will write a more detailed article about this situation and include all of the truth. The numbers of jobs that they are reporting that will be added by Reasors is inflated. Reasors has claimed in legal documents that they are adding only 60 to 100 jobs, that is to be contrasted against the loss of 70 jobs at the Homeland store. The Leader has also failed to reoprt that the City of Sand Springs is giving Reasors $2,000,000.00 of taxpayers money to come here.

  • Kaysea posted at 8:10 pm on Tue, Dec 20, 2011.

    Kaysea Posts: 234

    One more thing, I really wanted Target to go in the old Wal-mart building.

  • Kaysea posted at 8:08 pm on Tue, Dec 20, 2011.

    Kaysea Posts: 234

    I am happy about Reasors coming to S.S. I do shop at the Sapulpa store. I just think 2 food stores shouldn't be in the same shopping center. This will put Homeland out of business. Homeland has some of the sweetest employees. I shop for my meat at Homeland and Reasors. I buy in bulk using the sale ads every week. This is really going to hurt Homeland. I hope Homeland employees can get a job at Reasors. 200 new jobs at Reasors, minus all the Homeland jobs. God Bless all of the Homeland employees.

  • Hughes posted at 4:33 pm on Tue, Dec 20, 2011.

    Hughes Posts: 30

    I bet Jenny Craig is on her way to town. Just joking. Can we get more retail stores please. Target would be great.

  • IsItJustMe posted at 1:58 pm on Tue, Dec 20, 2011.

    IsItJustMe Posts: 124

    It will depend on Homeland whether stay or go. If they are competitive with other local shopping they will survive. There is room for four or more grocery stores in the city. As it is now there are a lot of people shopping at Reasors now, only they're doing it elsewhere.

  • SSDAD2 posted at 9:49 am on Tue, Dec 20, 2011.

    SSDAD2 Posts: 89

    How long until we see the story about Homeland leaving Sand Springs?

  • sanditemomof2 posted at 9:19 am on Tue, Dec 20, 2011.

    sanditemomof2 Posts: 23

    Whoo Hoo! I am really excited! Now I really hope this town explodes with new stores and restaurants like Owasso, Bixby and South Tulsa, we deserve it. Sand Springs is a nice town to live in, but we need and deserve more.

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