One netizen described his latest visit to Cherry Foodarama as nostalgic.

Jigs Valdeavilla posted photos of the grocery store of what looked like a “post-apocalyptic scenario.” Every aisle was almost empty.

“Honestly, Cherry Foodarama is not a special grocery store. The service is bad, the people who work there rarely know which aisle the things are on, and the chaos of the line that exists every weekend. (Where will you ever see a basket lane with people lining up with push carts?) But nonetheless, Cherry Foodarama served a significant part in our lives so to speak,” says Valdeavilla.

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He further shared the memories of every customer, from students to senior citizens, had with the place.

“What I will miss the most about Cherry Foodarama is the unique line up of the items they sell,” Valdeavilla added.

After the announcement on Facebook of the grocery’s termination, many netizens also shared their sadness about the news.

Pruaay DUmla

“Ay nagsara na. Sayang mura pa naman diyan. I used to buy my groceries there when I was in Project 6,” expressed Prossy Dumlao.

Jay Aguiree

“Diyan na nga lang mura tapos mawawala pa,” commented Jay Aguirre.

Jigs Valdeavilla

“The pictures are just painful. It’s like watching someone die in front of you and you’re so helpless,” replied Valdeavilla to the netizens.

The grocery store located at Congressional Avenue, Quezon City is scheduled to close on June 25, 2015 to be replaced by SM Hypermart.

The SM group already closed the deal with the owners of Cherry Foodarama of the purchase to mark its second acquisition in three years.

Cherry Foodarama started since the early 1950s and is considered as one of the pioneers in the grocery business.


Yssa Acosta
Leyte Normal University

Source: Facebook post, Manila Standard Today

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