I love, love, love the Costco store in Brookhaven! I like the layout of the store and the customer service is amazing! The employees are genuinely friendly and happy to be there. I usually can find everything I need. When I can't, there is a computer station near the checkouts I go to. They will check and tell me when a particular item is due back in their store. That is a huge help! As far as Kirkland products are concerned, I find them to be at least as good, but often better, than the "name" brands -- and usually cheaper. I have never been disappointed in a Kirkland product. If you have a chance, take a look at the Costco documentary, "The Costco Craze: Inside the Warehouse Giant." You can watch it on You Tube or online through Amazon or Netflix. I watched it when I was hesitating to renew my membership (I am a single person) and, based on what I saw and learned, I renewed. Very informative! I do wish the Brookhaven Costco had a self-checkout line -- like the Peachtree-Dunwoody Costco does -- for customers with few items. But, as far as I am concerned shopping at Brookhaven Costco is a 5-star experience!
I've been going to this Kroger for a number of years now, and it was always a little sketchy. They had cheap prices usually, but their produce and meat/fish was not reliable. Sometimes I would get home and find the meat or fish was already bad. However, the past year or so this place has really spiffed up. Their produce is looking better and I haven't had as bad of luck with the meat. It is annoying that you have to have a Kroger card to get their sale prices, and their "sales" aren't always good deals, but it is a reliable cheap grocery store.
Best Audio store in Atlanta! I say this as a female who's husband has dragged her to audio stores all over the world, literally. This store has all of the equipment for the "gear heads," but it also has an experience associated with it. The art, furniture, and atmosphere makes it friendly, and unintimidating, for the audiophiles and their spouses. I highly recommend a visit soon!