We meandered through Fairway gaping at the many items on display and how attractive they were. The cheeses, the fish, the meats, the poultry, bagels, breads, coffee grinder and packaged goods all exuded tender care. Howie Glickberg was walking by, greeted me and I asked him to pose for a picture. Nonplused, he stopped, acquiesced to my request to hold a piece of cheese and posed. Later when I told one of the other Fairway executives about how condescending Howie was despite the fact that he was walking the store to make sure that everything was okay on a hectic opening day. The executive quipped . that's appropriate, Howie is the big cheese.
Would you believe that we had a problem negotiating the parking lot to leave. Cars were everywhere and Security personnel were kept busy trying to let vehicles leave and to park.