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So I was driving down Elgin recently to drop my friend home and I noticed this store "Nuwaters". I've been on a health kick lately and it looked like a nice organic store so I told myself I'd come back later in the day, because it did not appear to be open around the time I passed by, which was about 7 in the morning. I came back later on around 5 p.m. and first I drove around to see if there were other cars in the parking lot, because again, I was not sure if it was open. I saw a man sitting outside the back, so I asked him if it was open and he said "well the lady is probably gone, if her white car isn't there, she probably stepped out", I thanked him and drove back around to look for the "white car". I did not see it so i decided to call the store and a very rude woman answered. I asked if the store was open, and with a very NASTY attitude she said "WELL MA'AM THE SIGN SAYS OPEN ON THE WINDOW, SO THAT MEANS WE OPEN".... I Said " oh sorry i didn't know, I didn't se---" and before I could finish she said " YOU HAVE A NICE DAY" in a very rude sarcastic voice and hung up! I was very appalled! I was shocked that they would have such a hot headed individual answer the calls of potential customers. For a store that barely has ANY customers you would think they would be very nice, warm, and welcoming. Not in this case. I did not even bother going in, I felt so disregarded and disrespected. I will NEVER go there again. To think I wanted to support this store. I wanted to buy in BULK for an upcoming prominent community event I am having. But nope, they can thank that very mean, rude woman that answered the call. I don't get why people who are clearly not personable and dislike talking to people work in public places such as these. smh. Pathetic.
Awesome Local Grocery store!! The workers there are amazing and very knowledgeable! The produce is FRESH and locally grown!!! Absolutely Love this place and recommend EVERYONE visit & support this local business!!
This has now become the only place that I buy my produce! The fruit is the most delicious, freshest, sweetest fruit that you just can't get from the bigger chained grocers. The staff are freindly and instantly make you feel welcome. On Sundays from 1-5 they have Sustainable Sundays where if you are a business owner you can set up a pop-up shop in their facility. Call them first to schedule your time and get the details. Definitley go and check them out!
THE PLACE IS AMAZING!!!!
Natural foods. Great prices. Black owned business. I love it.
Organic, black owned, serves he community, lovely people, great selection for such a small store.
What more can I ask for
Great place for vegetarians and Vegans as it has a great variety of Vegetables and Fruits. Carmen and the NuWaters staff are kind and quite knowledgeable. A well run grocery store that 3rd Ward Residents need and deserve.
Beautiful people wonderful store to shop and give back to the community. Looking forward to shop here for years to come.
Lovely little spot that supplies fresh groceries to the community. I can't help but try to support them any way I can.
Amazing service! Love the fresh produce and coffee in the morning!
Great healthy food and very informative. They provide the knowledge to help you be self sustainable. There's always something fun going on here. The food is delicious at very low cost and they're conveniently located in a food desert. Saves time from having to drive a whole 20 minutes for food! Most work is done by volunteers so can definitely be assured that this store is in great hands and all is made with love.
They have a small selection but everything is incredibly fresh. I didn't know what organic meant until I started shopping here. Whatever they do not have, I supplemented at a regular supermarket. Support them because they are trying to do great things! Remember though: this is a cash only establishment!
Because she takes extra pride to deliver fresh products to the community everybody needs to check nuwaters out u want be disappointed
Wonderful assortment of fruit and vegetables, fresh produce and new tasty snacks.
#NuWaters #Co-op #FreshProduce IS AN AMAZING community store that i have been shopping at for the past 3 years. All proceeds goes back into the community store and our community farm. NuWaters always host community events that leaves you with memorable moments.
Very sustainable food choices and very friendly employee!
AWESOME place to get food
Amazing place filled with wonderful and inspiring people!
Great organic and book store
This is a beautiful place run by an amazing woman. Its a true gem!
New discovery in the 3rd Ward. What a jewel this place is... Great place to get healthy produce and shop for groceries or get knowledge...read and sip on some healing tea. I will definitely support!!!
Fruit is so juicy you will need a whole roll of paper towels
My new favorite place to get fresh veggies. Always interesting conversation and delicious produce!
friendly people and fresh fruit
Would recommend for anyone who is in the third ward area.
Staff is volunteer based, so you could tell they are passionate about being there. Fresh & local produce! A shining beacon amongst such a food dessert.
Really cool organization
This is the holy grail. Drove past it and almost missed the tiny shop. If you love FRESH ingredients from a garden that you can walk outside and see...read this and 12 more