I've been a Costco member since I was like 5 years old. This is the standard Costco, except smack dab in the middle of a somewhat major metropolis. Therefore, it gets CRAZY busy. More on that later. Highlights (really, of any Costco) - a good, affordable, photo processing center, optometry shop, and hot food counter (pizza, hot dogs etc). Be smart and pay for your hot food order at the regular cashier, then pick it up on your way out at a separate window, skipping the mile long line. Things I love about Costco (purchasing) - seasonal fruit deals, the mailer coupon booklet, the whole roasted chicken for $5.99, cheap eggs, milk, bread (basics), large meat packages (buy a big piece and trim your own steaks!!!), good wine & cheese selection, great place to make a visit to when you are just moving into a new and empty apartment. The bad: Mile long lines on weekends and nights, things on sale sell out quickly, the people who think the sample tables are a free food buffet (same rude people leave their carts in the middle of the aisle while they eat their 30th piece of free whatever), Costco for putting these sample tables all over, instead of ONE spot in the damn store, and I think they stopped selling coke products. This may be resolved, it was some pricing fight with Coca-Cola. And on a side note, we get delivery from Costco every week at my office. When I shop at the store, I get great fruit deals that are FRESH! The stuff they deliver to our office looks like the throwaways, bruised, spotted bananas, rotten oranges, dying apples. Its horrible. I honestly think they take what wont sell in the store and send it to their business delivery customers. We complain all the time but it stays the same.
I recently have been diagnosed with Adrenal Fatigue, complete with the classic symptoms of unexplained weight gain (I work out 5 times a week); emotional imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. After having a saliva test to measure my hormone levels and obtain results of where my cortisol levels, estrogen, progestin,etc. were I was introduced to an amazing Progesterone cream called Pro-Gest by Emerita (a totally natural progesterone cream, that has been clinically-tested and paraben free) for menopause/perimenopause support. Well, after the first application right before going to bed, I am thrilled to report that I had my first good night of sleep in months! In fact, the next day, I was completely energetic and felt like myself again. What an amazing treatment! Not only that, it feels like the water weight is diminishing considerably. I also appreciated the fact that the pharmacist, Peter Koshland was readily available to answer my questions. He totally made me feel at ease. It's also refreshing to know that Koshland Pharmacy can deliver the same day to SF or ship anywhere. Thank you Koshland Pharm: Custom Compounding Pharmacy. I am one happy customer and will be sure to tell everyone I know about your incredible customer service, knowledge and accessability. Sincerely, Lisa
A Walgreens with door security. It speaks volumns about the local clientel, and on any given day there are 2-3 vagrants begging for change 3 feet from the entrance in all directions. On a rare sunny day in SF that number goes to 4. Inside, its tiny, cramped, but has the traditional Wally's fair and a smart, friendly staff that usually manages to smile while the messy denizens of the too close tenderloin try and steal from them. My only complaint? You Always, ALWAYS, have to pay attention while being rung up. The prices in the ads routinely do not ring properly, and the cashiers make no attempt to give you a sale or coupon price unless you point each out individually. Even then its hard, as they rarely face the price screen towards the customer. Stay alert at the cashwrap and you will be fine. The Pharmacy staff at this location is awesome.