Village Mart

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Type: Store

1306 N Cedar Rd
New Lenox, Illinois, 60451-1160
United States

(815) 485-4140 | map

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Added by emerge077 on 11-26-2011

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 4
Photo of joe1510
3.52/5  rDev +41.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75

Village Mart doesn't look like much. It's in an old strip mall with a butcher shop, a pizza place and a few other random storefronts. The atmosphere is that of your old neighborhood liquor store. A couple aisle end displays of gum, chips, Beernuts, the usual. The beer is on shelving toward the back and while the selection is fairly small the choices seem well thought out.

A nice selection of Three Floyds bomber and six packs, a handful of Revolution bombers, Great Lakes, Dogfish, and some Founders 4-packs (Curmudgeon, Imperial Stout, Devil Dancer) all for fairly reasonable prices. The clerk behind the counter asked if we we found everything ok but I didn't ask any questions to test out the customer service.

Village Mart has a good selection for that immediate area and while I'm not a local, if I was I'd stop in fairly often to see what's new. I'd imagine things stick around a little longer here than some of the better known stores in the surrounding area.

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Photo of emerge077
3.8/5  rDev +52.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Just gonna be objective here... stopped in today on a tour through the area. This store is located in an aging strip mall with a small faded sign propped up on the roof and macro posters in the windows. Don't judge a book and all that.

Once inside, there's a wall of craft shelves back and to the left. More craft in the coolers, spread out on the left and back walls, a few shelves of cold bombers, including a current Revolution, DFH, and FFF seasonal. Dreadnaught at the register. There were at least 8 assorted Founders including a few limited ones for fair prices. Imperial Stout and Curmudgeon for $12 seemed very reasonable. Also on the shelves, Rev Crystal Hero, Alpha King & Arctic Panzer, assorted DFH, GLBC Rye of the Tiger, roughly 100 craft beers, possibly more. The selection here was pretty good, and the couple of beers we looked at were in code, though it seemed like limited seasonals potentially stick around here.

The service experience was limited to the counter, no one was on the floor. I asked the clerk about Charleston's and he hadn't heard of it, no big deal. Overall not a bad shop if you're local. Can't speak to any unscrupulous practices as I didn't experience any. Name calling on the internet on the other hand, speaks volumes more about people on here than about the business itself.

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Photo of AleWatcher
1.28/5  rDev -48.6%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 2

Sluethdog wasn't joking:
This store sucks.

The owner is a sleazy douchebag.

I used to stop in here on my route about 2 times per month to request beers and see if anything new came in... Despite all the times I talked to him, the owner pulled the same "you can't have the chance to buy this new release unless you spend money on other beer as well" crap on me.

I was pretty pissed.

The beer on his shelves is old. I mean really OLD. There is still, as of this weekend, some Lake Eerie Monster that is best by july 2011. Lots of other beer is in the same state of dust-gathering.

The prices are also marked up-- $19.99 for Behemoth? $12 per single bottle of KBS?
This store is a joke.

Within 10 minutes away are 3 better options;
1). Orland Park Binnys
2). New Lenox Berkot's
3). Kenwood in Homer Glen

Don't waste your coin on old, crappy, overpriced beer to support this shitbag owner. Take your business elsewhere.

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Photo of sleuthdog
1/5  rDev -59.8%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1

The owner or this place is awful. He will lie to your face and basically is just a scammer. I will never, I repeat never step foot in this dirty overpriced establishment again! Do not waste your time or hard earned money on this place! He will hold back selling you said beer until you spend $$$$ on his expensive old beer. He told me over the phone he had a beer in stock but when I arrived told me I needed to spend at least $50 besides the beer I wanted. Another time he said he did not have a beer when I know he did because a friend was just there and got it. He ended up telling me "why don't you come in and check it out". In other words, you have to spend a ton of money in order for the privilege to buy my beer! Umm NO THANKYOU! There are many other places that appreciate your business in the area

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Village Mart in New Lenox, IL
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