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$$ - reasonable
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520 S. Lilley Rd.
phone: (734) 844-2200
Reviews by DrDoitchbig:
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$
I've only been to the Holiday Market of Canton once, and my experience was a mixed bag. Mostly positive, but there are some things that bothered me a bit.
They have quite a large selection of beer. Almost an entire grocery aisle devoted to beer in fact. One side from beginning to end is all warm beer, on the other side there is a large cooler that runs about 2/3 of the aisle. There was quite a bit of things here that I haven't seen anywhere else and I've been to some pretty good beer shops. But their selection of singles is limited. Which to me is a major downer because that's how I like to buy my beer.
While I was in the aisle I had an associate ask me if I needed any help or had any questions and mentioned how their selection was a bit daunting. I've actually never had someone attend to me like that in a beer store. I didn't need any help but a nice gesture nonetheless. The reason I had to deduct some points here is because this service did not carry over to the register. First off they tried to charge me a dollar more than the shelf label and sticker for two of my bottles. If I wasn't paying attention I probably would have missed it, which irks me. Second while the cashier did change the prices for me she quite obviously wasn't happy about doing anything. Her scowling definitely did not make me want to return. It wasn't as if she was cold to me the entire time, only after I pointed out the pricing error.
The quality seemed to be pretty darn good. No dust on any of the bottles or anything to that effect. But it doesn't seem like they've taken a lot of care in selecting which beers go in the cooler and which beers should stay out on the floor. There was a couple things I saw that definitely would have been better off in the cooler and some things in the cooler that would have been fine on the shelf.
For me Canton is about the same distance as Royal Oak and if I go down to Royal Oak I can hit up both the Holiday Market there and Cloverleaf. Both of which seem to have better prices. So I really have no reason to return as I find either of those stores superior on there own and being that they are about a mile apart it's easy as pie to stop at both.
11-20-2009 08:00:46 |
More by DrDoitchbig
More User Reviews:
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is the closest store to my home that has a real wide variety of beer. It has plenty of microbrews from all over the country and plenty local ones from Michigan as well. They have a good import selection from all over the world. I usually don't need any help when I'm searching through the beer selection, but most of the time, someone is there if I do have a question; and the cashiers are generally nice too. The prices are reasonable, and though some of the beer can be somewhat expensive, if this is the only place around that has the beer I'm looking for, I'm willing to pay a little extra.
06-13-2009 21:18:19 |
More by civilizedpsycho
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Reasonably priced upscale grocery store with a fabulous selection of microbrews. Can always find Rogue, Southern Tier, Bells, DFH, and other highly rated selections at this store. Relatively knowledgable staff that is more than willing to place an order for you if you their distributors carry your want. This store is close enough to me that it's my go to store when I cant get to Bella Vino in AA.
Overall a great selection of beer, a more impressive selection of wine, a nice size cooler, and I can grab stuff for dinner while I'm there.
11-15-2008 22:11:33 |
More by tadowdaddy
quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
I've been to the Holiday Market in Royal Oak many times, but this was my first stop in Canton. I'd say the selection is about the same in both locations, more cooler space in Canton, possibly more 750mL bottles too. The beer aisle is wider and easier to navigate in Canton too. I'd guess that there were >200 beers to choose from, strong selections from Belgium and the USA, and good selections from Germany and the UK as well. Prices are on par with most other Detroit stops. Probably this is the best stop in the Western suburbs.
10-04-2008 15:42:09 |
More by TurdFurgison
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
I have been coming here for years, mainly because it is close to my house. While they have a VERY good micro section, the imports, as many have stated, is a little weak (not bad, just weak). I lived in Belgium for a while and so I have been looking for a good place to find good imports, for that I usually go to Belle Wino in Ann Arbor, but if you like micro's and you live close by then this place is great.
The peopel who work their are very knowledgable and the shelf's are well organized so you can easily distinguish between your Pilsners, IPA's, and Stauts, as well as your imports
07-29-2008 15:58:15 |
More by poland7
quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Holiday Market is another bourgeoisie style grocery store in the tradition of Hiller's down in Ann Arbor or Whole Foods on a general scale. One thing Holiday Market has though, is a damn fine beer section.
The beer aisle is exactly that, an entire supermarket aisle full of brews. Heavy emphasis on US micros but a decent selection of imports down at the end as well. Almost everything is 6 pack only, but that's to be expected for a non-specialty store. Prices on their products seemed very fair, particularly for the area, where gouging a bit could easily be gotten away with.
Quality and freshness seems good, decent turnover means decently fresh brews. Nothing starkly old on the shelves, which is more than I can say for many grocery stores.
Note that my good mark in selection refers to this style of store, for a beer specialty store they are not remarkable, but for a supermarket they are quite solid, and I would be hard pressed to name a better grocery store selection off the top of my head.
Basically: if you're in Canton and you want a 6 pack, this is a good place to stop by.
03-26-2007 16:57:24 |
More by CortexBomb
quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
New review: I'm not sure when he was hired, but the new guy, Tony, has done a good job with the wine and beer sections. The beer section is a bit "cliché" with staples like Chimay and Corsendonk and Duvel occupying most of the Belgian shelf space. And there aren't any real lambics, just Lindemans, which is always a downer for me.
Still, it's a good micro selection, and it's been WAY better organized. I get the impression Tony knows a lot about wine and is just getting into beer, but he seems enthusiastic and dedicated. A great local stop, though not yet a destination.
Original review: 2/17/2005: Hmm... I guess I never really thought about my local grocery store as a beer store, but thinking about it now, there's no doubt!
There's a large and substantial selection here, but a lot of it doesn't ever seem to move. There are beers in stock there that I haven't seen elsewhere in over a year. A lot of the low abv pale ales and such are being stored in open air instead of in the fridge.
So I worry about quality.
But they have a walk-in fridge with a good selection of Sam Adams, German beers, a few English ales, et cetera. You'll only see the major Belgians here -- no authentic lambics or anything "fun" -- but who would come here for Belgians to begin with?
The perfect stop for locals in need of a better 6-pack. And there's plenty of good food and quality ingredients/produce right there.
10-24-2005 21:59:34 |
More by marburg
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I was lucky to find this place not far from my new home. This is a supermarket that specializes in hard to find items and specialty goods. Like a Kroger's gone good. Anyhow, the beer selection was far better that what I expected. Lots of craft brews, Belgians, Germans, saisons, and other select beers. They also offered Sam Adams Utopia at an amazing 88.00 dollars, far less than I have seen anywhere else. The one guy in the beer area quickly noticed the bottle of Sam Adams Triple Bock in my hand and began to tell me of other offerings that I may like, and let me know that craft brews from a handful of places were available in the walk in cooler that they had. Nice. The walk in cooler offered mostly macros, but a few micros from Arcadia, Bell's and Sierra Nevada, with some others as well. The warm shelves offered a good selection, at a decent price. Overall, I am sure that I will visit back here to get a bottle or two, but it mostly appeals to locals and not really visitors. Still, if you are in the area, I would recommend stopping, as their selection is good, and staff seems to be knowledgeable. Recommended.
10-24-2005 00:58:38 |
More by Frozensoul327
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
This is primarily a gourmet grocer in Canton. They've got a lot of great products and their prices aren't horrible for the quality you're getting. They've got an extensive wine aisle and a respectable beer aisle as well (though it's about half the size). Many sixpacks available, some bombers and singles as well. They've got a host of local micros, Bell's, Arcadia etc, along with some other regional craft brews, they've also got a respectable selection of imports. The beer prices aren't horrid, but they aren't outstanding either. They didn't have anything I've haven't seen anywhere else, but they did seem to have a good supply of limited run/seasonals. To me that shows they are willing to carry something out of the ordinary.
Service was very helpful and attentive and they seemed like they made it a point to really keep their store in great shape, clean and organized. Not sure about their beer knowledge though as I didn't have oppurtunity to talk with anyone on the topic.
All in all a good place to find some good beer, and an excellent place for gourmet groceries and hard to find items.
02-11-2005 23:25:03 |
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