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Postby death365 » August 13th, 2021, 10:28 am

They have good clothes but the mark up to freaking high .... wayyyyyyyyyyy to high
eliteauto wrote:Bluegrass is closing their Trincity Mall branch

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Postby hover11 » August 13th, 2021, 10:29 am

Good riddance they were too expensive pre pandemic, I believe they should move to west mall, they better suited there
eliteauto wrote:Bluegrass is closing their Trincity Mall branch

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Postby daring dragoon » August 13th, 2021, 12:53 pm

I finf kfc havin so much special in the last few days since delta announce. Like they want to get rid of stock before the boss close back down food places tomorrow.

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Postby Mmoney607 » August 13th, 2021, 1:03 pm

I hear Peter George say it will be a long while until things go back to normal or something so. It seem like he ways saying that the govt is the one pushing the vaccine mandates in business. As I say man is a big republican, so it really didn't seem like he wanted that vaccination policy.

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Postby agent007 » August 13th, 2021, 1:14 pm

I purchased a jeans from them less than 2 years ago. The cost was less than $500. I think it was more like $450. if so much. In conversation with the staff, I was saying its difficult to verify if some of the clothing we buy locally are genuine/authentic and a supervisor who heard my conversation with the sales clerk offered to show me a certificate from Levi's recognizing BG as an authorized seller and any questions/concerns can be forwarded directly to corporate for a response. This was reassuring I might add.

Honestly, I found that the jeans fit me well and it looked pretty good so I left satisfied and I still use it up to this day. To me, its cheaper to get something here than to get it in Miami. For those of us who cannot afford to travel often like myself, I appreciate stores like BG. Sorry they had to close that branch down but it is what it is.

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Postby Dave » August 13th, 2021, 2:53 pm

Bluegrass was authentic but seconds?

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Postby elec2020 » August 13th, 2021, 3:03 pm

Mmoney607 wrote:I hear Peter George say it will be a long while until things go back to normal or something so. It seem like he ways saying that the govt is the one pushing the vaccine mandates in business. As I say man is a big republican, so it really didn't seem like he wanted that vaccination policy.


I wouldn't doubt it. Cause T&T government already test the water when they say they make consider a vaccine mandate. The reception was bad on social media. Added to that what they saw in st.vincent, barbados and now antigua (which apparently had some drama as 2 people got arrested I think for launching projectiles) yhhhh they trying to get the businesses to do their dirty work. I think it was clear when they were saying that more vaccinations had to happen in the retail sector before restrictions could be lifted.

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Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » August 13th, 2021, 3:08 pm

daring dragoon wrote:I finf kfc havin so much special in the last few days since delta announce. Like they want to get rid of stock before the boss close back down food places tomorrow.

As far as I know KFC does not stock chicken.
Local KFC chicken comes exclusively from Arawak from their Mausica processing plant.
Arawak prepares and marinates the fresh chicken and delivers it daily to KFC branches chilled - not frozen.
So there is no stock to get rid of.

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Postby viedcht » August 13th, 2021, 6:45 pm

Duane 3NE 2NR wrote:
daring dragoon wrote:I finf kfc havin so much special in the last few days since delta announce. Like they want to get rid of stock before the boss close back down food places tomorrow.

As far as I know KFC does not stock chicken.
Local KFC chicken comes exclusively from Arawak from their Mausica processing plant.
Arawak prepares and marinates the fresh chicken and delivers it daily to KFC branches chilled - not frozen.
So there is no stock to get rid of.
A few years ago (maybe 7-8) I was walking past KFC Princes Town, they used the basement as storage. The Arawak chicken were being delivered unseasoned in clear bags. It could have been a one time happening, but I know I saw it.

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Postby viedcht » August 13th, 2021, 6:54 pm

agent007 wrote:I purchased a jeans from them less than 2 years ago. The cost was less than $500. I think it was more like $450. if so much. In conversation with the staff, I was saying its difficult to verify if some of the clothing we buy locally are genuine/authentic and a supervisor who heard my conversation with the sales clerk offered to show me a certificate from Levi's recognizing BG as an authorized seller and any questions/concerns can be forwarded directly to corporate for a response. This was reassuring I might add.

Honestly, I found that the jeans fit me well and it looked pretty good so I left satisfied and I still use it up to this day. To me, its cheaper to get something here than to get it in Miami. For those of us who cannot afford to travel often like myself, I appreciate stores like BG. Sorry they had to close that branch down but it is what it is.


I only get my jeans from BG. Used to enjoy the Silvertab styles. Usually you get some good discounts for Father's Day. To contrast the fit of Levi's, once someone bought me a jeans as a prezent from Tory H. I couldn't climb stairs or get into a vehicle with it. No sense in the design at all. Levi's and Lee jeans are made with comfort in mind.

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Postby Rovin » August 13th, 2021, 6:58 pm

yall notice past few days some businesses front doors wide open under d guise of "cleaning up & preparing" for when stores are allowed back open on monday ...

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Postby viedcht » August 13th, 2021, 7:01 pm

^Some bars doing that right now too, but I didn't see any sales activity from them or other retail places. Just cleaning out painting etc.

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Postby Ben_spanna » August 13th, 2021, 9:14 pm

Some bar owners playing up in Dey a55, they were NOT given any directive to open as yet… when yuh see people start reporting them more and more , they will be the first to cry victimization blah blah blah….

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Postby eurotuner » August 13th, 2021, 10:56 pm

viedcht wrote:^Some bars doing that right now too, but I didn't see any sales activity from them or other retail places. Just cleaning out painting etc.



There is bar in chaguanas open every day. Even in the night you seeing the lights on through the doors and 3-4 cars outside smh. Feel bad for the guy as he did a big renovation JUST before covid and everything closed down.

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Postby KM_2NR » August 13th, 2021, 11:09 pm

eurotuner wrote:
viedcht wrote:^Some bars doing that right now too, but I didn't see any sales activity from them or other retail places. Just cleaning out painting etc.



There is bar in chaguanas open every day. Even in the night you seeing the lights on through the doors and 3-4 cars outside smh. Feel bad for the guy as he did a big renovation JUST before covid and everything closed down.


Sounds like typical bars in chaguanas , drinking in bars seem to back in time now , stay home and drink yuh rum

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eurotuner wrote:
viedcht wrote:^Some bars doing that right now too, but I didn't see any sales activity from them or other retail places. Just cleaning out painting etc.



There is bar in chaguanas open every day. Even in the night you seeing the lights on through the doors and 3-4 cars outside smh. Feel bad for the guy as he did a big renovation JUST before covid and everything closed down.


where in chag is this?

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Postby adnj » August 14th, 2021, 6:09 am

Dave wrote:Bluegrass was authentic but seconds?
In the case seconds, the manufacturer will permanently deface a label prior to shipping the garment from the factory.

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Postby Ben_spanna » August 14th, 2021, 9:37 am

eurotuner wrote:
viedcht wrote:^Some bars doing that right now too, but I didn't see any sales activity from them or other retail places. Just cleaning out painting etc.



There is bar in chaguanas open every day. Even in the night you seeing the lights on through the doors and 3-4 cars outside smh. Feel bad for the guy as he did a big renovation JUST before covid and everything closed down.


Do the right thing and report the bar…. It’s because of idiots like that , covid continues to be a threat.

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Postby De Dragon » August 14th, 2021, 2:10 pm

agent007 wrote:I purchased a jeans from them less than 2 years ago. The cost was less than $500. I think it was more like $450. if so much. In conversation with the staff, I was saying its difficult to verify if some of the clothing we buy locally are genuine/authentic and a supervisor who heard my conversation with the sales clerk offered to show me a certificate from Levi's recognizing BG as an authorized seller and any questions/concerns can be forwarded directly to corporate for a response. This was reassuring I might add.

Honestly, I found that the jeans fit me well and it looked pretty good so I left satisfied and I still use it up to this day. To me, its cheaper to get something here than to get it in Miami. For those of us who cannot afford to travel often like myself, I appreciate stores like BG. Sorry they had to close that branch down but it is what it is.

Meem stush enough to go Miami to shop :oops: , but when I happen to be there, I at least check the Levis store. Also local kids/teens clothes are an absolute ripoff, so the kids get most of their clothes from there, when I happen to be there in a position to shop.

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Postby Redress10 » August 14th, 2021, 8:59 pm

agent007 wrote:I purchased a jeans from them less than 2 years ago. The cost was less than $500. I think it was more like $450. if so much. In conversation with the staff, I was saying its difficult to verify if some of the clothing we buy locally are genuine/authentic and a supervisor who heard my conversation with the sales clerk offered to show me a certificate from Levi's recognizing BG as an authorized seller and any questions/concerns can be forwarded directly to corporate for a response. This was reassuring I might add.

Honestly, I found that the jeans fit me well and it looked pretty good so I left satisfied and I still use it up to this day. To me, its cheaper to get something here than to get it in Miami. For those of us who cannot afford to travel often like myself, I appreciate stores like BG. Sorry they had to close that branch down but it is what it is.


You all "travel" to shop for levi jeans etc. I always thought trinis went away to shop for "designer".

You do know that Levi jeans are dirt cheap right? Can't you just purchase it online and have it shipped to you?

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Postby Gladiator » August 14th, 2021, 9:04 pm

Redress10 wrote:
agent007 wrote:I purchased a jeans from them less than 2 years ago. The cost was less than $500. I think it was more like $450. if so much. In conversation with the staff, I was saying its difficult to verify if some of the clothing we buy locally are genuine/authentic and a supervisor who heard my conversation with the sales clerk offered to show me a certificate from Levi's recognizing BG as an authorized seller and any questions/concerns can be forwarded directly to corporate for a response. This was reassuring I might add.

Honestly, I found that the jeans fit me well and it looked pretty good so I left satisfied and I still use it up to this day. To me, its cheaper to get something here than to get it in Miami. For those of us who cannot afford to travel often like myself, I appreciate stores like BG. Sorry they had to close that branch down but it is what it is.


You all "travel" to shop for levi jeans etc. I always thought trinis went away to shop for "designer".

You do know that Levi jeans are dirt cheap right?


Reddress like you ent go shopping in the US in a lil while...lol. Levis jeans are actually more expensive than most of the "designer" brands. Talking about the outlet stores eh... not the swap shop...LOL

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Postby eliteauto » August 14th, 2021, 9:05 pm

Redress10 wrote:
agent007 wrote:I purchased a jeans from them less than 2 years ago. The cost was less than $500. I think it was more like $450. if so much. In conversation with the staff, I was saying its difficult to verify if some of the clothing we buy locally are genuine/authentic and a supervisor who heard my conversation with the sales clerk offered to show me a certificate from Levi's recognizing BG as an authorized seller and any questions/concerns can be forwarded directly to corporate for a response. This was reassuring I might add.

Honestly, I found that the jeans fit me well and it looked pretty good so I left satisfied and I still use it up to this day. To me, its cheaper to get something here than to get it in Miami. For those of us who cannot afford to travel often like myself, I appreciate stores like BG. Sorry they had to close that branch down but it is what it is.


You all "travel" to shop for levi jeans etc. I always thought trinis went away to shop for "designer".

You do know that Levi jeans are dirt cheap right? Can't you just purchase it online and have it shipped to you?


And? People travel for work, vacation etc. What they shop for is what they want

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Postby Redress10 » August 14th, 2021, 9:06 pm

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Redress10 wrote:
agent007 wrote:I purchased a jeans from them less than 2 years ago. The cost was less than $500. I think it was more like $450. if so much. In conversation with the staff, I was saying its difficult to verify if some of the clothing we buy locally are genuine/authentic and a supervisor who heard my conversation with the sales clerk offered to show me a certificate from Levi's recognizing BG as an authorized seller and any questions/concerns can be forwarded directly to corporate for a response. This was reassuring I might add.

Honestly, I found that the jeans fit me well and it looked pretty good so I left satisfied and I still use it up to this day. To me, its cheaper to get something here than to get it in Miami. For those of us who cannot afford to travel often like myself, I appreciate stores like BG. Sorry they had to close that branch down but it is what it is.


You all "travel" to shop for levi jeans etc. I always thought trinis went away to shop for "designer".

You do know that Levi jeans are dirt cheap right?


Reddress like you ent go shopping in the US in a lil while...lol. Levis jeans are actually more expensive than most of the "designer" brands. Talking about the outlet stores eh... not the swap shop...LOL



The designer jeans I am talking about cost upwards of 2000 usd. I haven't worn levis since my teens. I always thought travel to miami to shop was for things not easily acquired online or here? Didn't know it was for Levis etc. I would have imported those things years ago and sell if I knew they were so popular.

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Postby FrankChag » August 15th, 2021, 2:54 am

death365 wrote:They have good clothes but the mark up to freaking high .... wayyyyyyyyyyy to high
eliteauto wrote:Bluegrass is closing their Trincity Mall branch


Used to only buy dockers shirts, pants for work, and socks.
For years pre-covid though (like 2015...), like BG stopped restocking, and had the same clothes at all their branches. Literally the same inventory for yrs on the racks. I stopped buying and switched to online or foreign.. and switched from dockers also.
not worth it except if you're in a jam.

The attitude of the staff at the trincity branch was consistently bad, compared with other branches
Unhelpful, unpleasant, aloof.. [that's my job as the customer, not yours].. for a mall branch of a only halfway decent brands store..

fwiw, sorry, not sorry abt this one closing.

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Gladiator wrote:
Redress10 wrote:
agent007 wrote:I purchased a jeans from them less than 2 years ago. The cost was less than $500. I think it was more like $450. if so much. In conversation with the staff, I was saying its difficult to verify if some of the clothing we buy locally are genuine/authentic and a supervisor who heard my conversation with the sales clerk offered to show me a certificate from Levi's recognizing BG as an authorized seller and any questions/concerns can be forwarded directly to corporate for a response. This was reassuring I might add.

Honestly, I found that the jeans fit me well and it looked pretty good so I left satisfied and I still use it up to this day. To me, its cheaper to get something here than to get it in Miami. For those of us who cannot afford to travel often like myself, I appreciate stores like BG. Sorry they had to close that branch down but it is what it is.


You all "travel" to shop for levi jeans etc. I always thought trinis went away to shop for "designer".

You do know that Levi jeans are dirt cheap right?


Reddress like you ent go shopping in the US in a lil while...lol. Levis jeans are actually more expensive than most of the "designer" brands. Talking about the outlet stores eh... not the swap shop...LOL


Gladis , like you never travel and shop - Swap Shops is the place to shop at least in Miami toots.

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Postby daring dragoon » August 15th, 2021, 6:00 am

viedcht wrote:
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daring dragoon wrote:I finf kfc havin so much special in the last few days since delta announce. Like they want to get rid of stock before the boss close back down food places tomorrow.

As far as I know KFC does not stock chicken.
Local KFC chicken comes exclusively from Arawak from their Mausica processing plant.
Arawak prepares and marinates the fresh chicken and delivers it daily to KFC branches chilled - not frozen.
So there is no stock to get rid of.
A few years ago (maybe 7-8) I was walking past KFC Princes Town, they used the basement as storage. The Arawak chicken were being delivered unseasoned in clear bags. It could have been a one time happening, but I know I saw it.


the kfc in munroe road if you stand in front the cashier you would see the kitchen clearly. last year or so i saw the chicken came in clear bags with the blood water still in the bag, not sure if arawak wash or not, but the lady just burst the bag and dump it in the drum located on the left of the room as you facing the cashier and empty a couple packs of seasoning from a brown bag size of a large brown envelope and set the drum to spin and after a few empty into oil and thats it.
on another note as the boss aint close down nothing maybe now kfc will bring the rest of the sides instead of having only fries.

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Postby daring dragoon » August 15th, 2021, 6:03 am

RedVEVO wrote:
Gladiator wrote:
Redress10 wrote:
agent007 wrote:I purchased a jeans from them less than 2 years ago. The cost was less than $500. I think it was more like $450. if so much. In conversation with the staff, I was saying its difficult to verify if some of the clothing we buy locally are genuine/authentic and a supervisor who heard my conversation with the sales clerk offered to show me a certificate from Levi's recognizing BG as an authorized seller and any questions/concerns can be forwarded directly to corporate for a response. This was reassuring I might add.

Honestly, I found that the jeans fit me well and it looked pretty good so I left satisfied and I still use it up to this day. To me, its cheaper to get something here than to get it in Miami. For those of us who cannot afford to travel often like myself, I appreciate stores like BG. Sorry they had to close that branch down but it is what it is.


You all "travel" to shop for levi jeans etc. I always thought trinis went away to shop for "designer".

You do know that Levi jeans are dirt cheap right?


Reddress like you ent go shopping in the US in a lil while...lol. Levis jeans are actually more expensive than most of the "designer" brands. Talking about the outlet stores eh... not the swap shop...LOL


Gladis , like you never travel and shop - Swap Shops is the place to shop at least in Miami toots.


levi is curacao and maragarita is the best. was like 10 for $100 years ago. how long it last didnt matter as you had extras. got 2 white tees for $1 (came pack of 10 for $5)

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Postby RedVEVO » August 15th, 2021, 6:14 am

Kids World closed in Grand Bazaar (GB)

Signature Bags closed in GB.

Panty Palace is temporary closed .

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Postby j.o.e » August 15th, 2021, 6:24 am

eliteauto wrote:Bluegrass is closing their Trincity Mall branch


Lol I didn’t even realize they closed in Gulf City, I’m real out of it

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Postby Redman » August 15th, 2021, 8:21 am

Now I buy all Jeans off of Amazon or Levi's store.

Landed cost is competitive with local stores...
However the last time I bought 501s from a local store ...not BG, the sizing was off to the point where they varied in fit within the batch.
With the single exception of leather slippers from Rasta, and Westport cargo pants I've had bad experiences with ALL clothes bought here from local stores,their product don't last.

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