Years ago there were some stores called IGA Plus in Northern Kentucky and, yes, they truly deserved the PLUS label. I mean, these stores were huge and they had amenities like an in-store bank branch, a dry cleaner, and pizza kitchen. I have a soft spot for IGA because they are the scrappy independents and these northern Kentucky IGAs could stand toe-to-toe with any chain store (or so I thought, the IGA Pluses eventually closed down).
Anyway, I was intrigued and happy to see an IGA Plus in the tiny village of Georgetown, Ohio. I had visions of a gourmet pizza kitchen, an in-store bank branch, and more. But, no, that is not what I got. Honestly, I could never figure out why the IGA in Georgetown is called a "Plus." SIGH. I mean, as IGAs go it is OK, and I was thrilled to see it there, but, an IGA Plus? I left scratching my head...
Here are some scenes:
A decent selection of pies.
The produce section, at least on the day I was there, was pretty sparse.
Plenty of milk!
I have always been a big fan of the IGA labeled products, plenty of IGA tomato juice to be had.
A veritable shrine to Pepsi, this was clearly Pepsi country, my beloved Coke didn't have such a garish display.
I had never seen a white-icing Ding Dong!
SIGH, it was a decent IGA, but not like the IGA Pluses I had once been to......