this Valero station provides exceptional customer service even though it is a self-service station. We have purchased our gas at this station for several months and have always been very satisfied with the price and quality of service. Last Friday, we stopped there to put air in a tire. As soon as we stopped at the air/water station and put our coins in the machine, a very friendly and helpful attendant came out to assist. In fact, she took over the process, which was very helpful as my husband is 80 years old and was attempting to do the job! When the compressor stopped before the front tires were aired, she hurriedly returned with more coins for the machine. As we left, we offered her a $3 tip, At first she refused saying, "That is my job." We assured her that it was a refreshing experience to find someone who volunteered to assist and that we were most appreciative. After our insistance, she accepted the tip and told us that any time we needed help, she would be glad to help. We have determined to make this our exclusive source of gas when we are not traveling and I've already told several friends about out experience.
This store is better then the former Carnival grocery at this location. However the Bakery dept needs to inprove on training employees about correct shelf life for cakes, so forth. I purchased a Reeses choc cake and when got it home, saw it had a section of mold on the side. I also noticed no shelf life/buy by sticker on the package. The manager was polite about the return. I decided to look at other cakes. All the cakes and cheesecakes in that area had no shelf life stickers. Im sure this could be a health issue. I did not see any other molded cake. As I made another purchase I saw the head cashier that did the approival of the return sale and in formed her the others did not have shelf life stickers. Im not sure she understood what I was referring too.
If you are looking for hard to find items. This is the place to shop. First of all, the customer service is great. They carry a variety of items ranging from produce, meats, wines, breads and precooked meals ready to go. Great recipes are handed out daily. Summer time brings out family fun with burgers and bock. Entertainment by local bands and a huge outdoor eating area equipped with a childrens playground. Wait till you see for yourself! ;)