Smooth Floors

The last two years have seen the opening of four new or heavily renovated grocery stores in the Charlottetown area: a new Sobey’s in Stratford, a renovated Sobey’s in West Royalty, and new stores for IGA and Atlantic Superstore (both Loblaw outposts) in Charlottetown. What’s remarkable about these stores is how much more functional the design of the Sobey’s stores is. This is made most obvious by the fact that in the Sobey’s stores the produce sections’ flooring material is nice smooth linoleum whereas the Loblaw stores use rackety ceramic tile. The result: my cart glides through Sobey’s and rattles through Loblaws, something made more obvious with a rattling 3 month year old infant riding on board.