Star Market

By - 11/1/09 - 5:43 pm

The amazing cartveyor.

Armed with a $5 coupon, we trekked to Chestnut Hill today to check out the new Star Market (question for Shaw's/Star: Why do you want to encourage people in 02131 to travel to Rte. 9 when you've got perfectly serviceable Shaw's in West Roxbury and Hyde Park?).

By - 4/28/09 - 9:25 am

The Daily Free Press reports a BU junior was arrested at the Comm. Ave. Star Market around 3 a.m. on April 24 for wandering around the store, opening packages and eating the stuff inside:

The officer confronted the suspect when he tried to leave the store with his fingers covered in mashed potatoes from an open package he still had in his hands.

By - 11/10/08 - 10:25 am

Shaw's rejects kosher butcher shop for renovated Chestnut Hill Star Market.

Via Marc Stober, who adds:

... I guess if Jews have waited thousands of years for a return to Zion and are still waiting for the Messiah, we can wait a bit longer for a place to buy kosher meat with adequate parking. :)

By - 7/9/08 - 8:23 am

Call them Shaw's or Star Market or Shirley, but just make a decision and stick with it already.

By - 1/12/08 - 8:51 pm

The poem by Marie Howe (who used to live around here) starts:

The people Jesus loved were shopping at the Star Market yesterday.
An old lead-colored man standing next to me at the checkout
breathed so heavily I had to step back a few steps.

By - 10/25/06 - 4:42 pm

Spatch pens an ode to joy, the hyper-exclamation-pointed freezer section at his local Shaw's.

Buy it! Cook it! Eat it!

By - 8/31/06 - 8:24 pm

Marc Stober, a programmer, concludes that the problem with those stupid card readers at Shaw's and Star Market is not stupid programming but bad hardware:

... Theoretically you can touch "Yes" on the touchscreen - I've actually gotten this to work before they started with the tape and notes–but the touchscreens are so flighty that it hardly ever reads your response (or reads it as "No"), so the only reliable way to complete the transaction is to use the Enter button. ...

By - 8/30/06 - 10:48 pm

For the past few months, Shaw's and Star Market have been taping up their credit/debit card readers with these stupid notes that tell you to hit "Enter" instead of "Yes" when the readers tell you to hit "Yes." I know I invariably hit "Yes," because that's what the stupid thing tells me to do. Dudes, bite the bullet and hire some programmers to rewrite the damn interface already, will ya?

Krissy in Boston writes one of these jerkwad devices helped add to her already sucky day:

By - 1/9/06 - 12:22 pm

When last we left Paul, he was discussing his flashmobbery with a cop outside the Mt. Auburn Street Star Market - said cop having been one of three alerted by Shaws that Paul and his nefarious flashmobbers were on the way. Paul gets home to discover 1,198 hits to his site from

By - 1/8/06 - 10:36 am

Say what you will about Star Market. At least they know what the Internets are for. Seems the Mt. Auburn Star was prepared for Paul and his TV-screen flashmobbers yesterday: Not only were three cops waiting for them, but the store made sure all the registers were manned to keep his band of merry pranksters from gumming up the works - because they'd heard all about it via a copy of the e-mail Paul'd sent out:

By - 1/2/06 - 10:48 am

Paul's putting together a flash mob for a local Star/Shaws this Saturday at noon. Yes, of course he has a reason - to convince the chain to keep all those wonderful TVs that seem to go mostly unwatched:

I fear that if customers don't start paying attention to these screens, they'll take them out of the stores. I don't know about you, but I cannot bear to think about a world where you can't watch TV in the supermarket. ...

By - 9/26/05 - 12:35 pm

Complete the meal!

The mega-humongo-hyper-huge Star Market on Rte. 1 in Dedham has a freezer section that seems to stretch for about a mile. And a good thing that is, given that whoever designed it apparently had a warehouse full of exclamation points they had to do something with.


By - 4/13/05 - 3:04 pm

Sarah wonders when the Auburndale Star Market decided to hire crazy people, specifically, the bagger who starts yelling at her when she tries to use the self-checkout line:

... "Hey miss! are you trying to put me out of a job?"

"um, no", i said (not quite realizing the crazyness)

"yes you are. you want my job!" he said, narrowing his eyes, "you ALL of you want my job!" he motioned to them people using the scanners in front of mine ...

And then a co-worker joins in ...