Yesterday I went to the new Penzeys store in Cincinnati. For the last ten years I purchased spices via the internet from Penzeys so I was familiar with their products. Although the store is an hour detour from my regular commute, I was out of a couple of spices. Although you can buy spices in the grocery store, I like the quality, selection, and the bulk quantities available from Penzeys. I am not sure whether this is a good or bad thing, I bought more spices than I planned on.
This morning I decided to take a small detour from my commute and take a look at the progress for the Jungle Jims store at Eastgate. This is another store with a wide selection of exotic items that would be hazardous to my pocketbook. The store opening has been pushed back a couple of months.