09/27/2012

NY Post Covers Glenn Herman’s “Fairway Rat in The Olive Bin” Video

Just as Fairway looks to go public, the grocery chain faces an unwanted visitor at one of its New York stores: Mice.

Video footage at a Fairway store on Manhattan’s Upper West Side shows a mouse in one of the store’s open olive bins. The footage, shot after midnight on Wednesday inside the grocery store, was posted on a neighborhood blog devoted to the Upper West Side called MyUpperWest.com. It follows a posting earlier this month on the same blog that showed a rodent scurrying across the floor at the same store.

The incident was caused by “the massive construction that is happening throughout the immediate vicinity of the store,” said Fairway spokesman Bruce Bobbins in a statement emailed to The Associated Press.

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09/27/2012

Fox 5 News Covers “Rat in the Olive Bin at Fairway Market” Story!

MYFOXNY.COM – A tiny mouse was caught on video hanging out in a bin full of stuffed olives at Fairway supermarket in Manhattan.

The video, posted on the blog MyUpperWest.com, was reportedly taken on Sept. 10 at the store on Broadway and 74th St.

The mouse is seen running across the olives.

In an email reportedly sent to Fairway customer service, blogger Glenn Herman says the video was shot at about 12:30 a.m.

He was walking all over the produce. The night manager and a clerk were discussing how they knew about the problem and that the exterminator was coming.”

In response from the ‘Catering Director,’ Herman was told the issue would be “addressed immediately.”

Herman goes on to say that the incident is not the first he’s witnessed at the supermarket chain.

A representative for Fairway issued a statement late Thursay morning:

“We believe the incident was caused by the massive construction that is happening throughout the immediate vicinity of the store, and which has been well documented in the press. In fact, we have done an exhaustive top to bottom review of our store and determined that the problem is definitely an external one. So, we are now taking comprehensive measures and spending thousands of dollars to fully remedy the situation so it doesn’t happen again.”

Earlier this month, MyUpperWest.com posted video of a rat streaking across an aisle in the same store, reported the N.Y. Daily News.

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09/27/2012

UK’s Mail Online Covers My Stupid “Fairway Rat in Olive Bin” Story!

Mice are traditionally thought of as being fond of cheese.

But this nauesating video shows a rodent who has far fancier tastes in its snacks.

The tiny mouse was caught scurrying around buckets of olives in the deli counter at a Fairway Supermarket in New York.

The unexpected addition to the olive bar in the grocery store’s Broadway shop near West 74th Street was caught on camera by MyUpperWest.com blog, NY Daily News reported.

I only wanted a nibble! The tiny mouse perches on the olives and surveys the spicy mix next to it
I only wanted a nibble! The tiny mouse perches on the olives and surveys the spicy mix next to it.
Unexpected surprise: The mouse scampered along the olives, much to the disgust of fellow shoppers
Unexpected surprise: The mouse scampered along the olives, much to the disgust of fellow shoppers

A spokesman for the store, which is open from 7am to 1am, has apologised for the unwelcome rodent.

Glenn Herman wrote a letter to Fairway’s customer service department and posted it on the blog, NY Daily News reported.

He wrote that he was startled when a fellow customer jumped away from the olive bins and started waving his arms around.

He said: ‘I discovered a small rat or mouse happily hanging out in the olive bins.’

The rodent appeared at the Fairway supermarket in Broadway, but staff assured the shopper who complained they would deal with the problem
The rodent appeared at the Fairway supermarket in Broadway, but staff assured the shopper who complained they would deal with the problem

A Fairway spokesman insisted that the vermin issue would be ‘addressed immediately.’

This isn’t the first time a critter has been caught ransacking the aisles of Fairway, the website reported.

It said the same blog had uploaded video footage of a rat scampering across an aisle in the same store.

After observing a pair of rats for around 20 minutes, the blogger believed the pair were stealing peanuts.

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09/27/2012

NY Daily News Covers My Rat Video!


	Mouse in the "Regular Spicy Mix" olives in a YouTube video titled "Baby Rat INSIDE Upper West Side Fairway Olive Bar" uploaded by Mike MyUpperWest.

Mike MyUpperWest/via YouTube

Mouse gets in the olives in Fairway supermarket in Manhattan.

These olives are the pits.

A revolting video posted on neighborhood blog MyUpperWest.com captured a mouse scurrying about an assortment of oily olives at the Fairway supermarket.

The nauseating footage was shot just after midnight on Wednesday at the olive bar inside the grocery store on Broadway near W. 74th St., the blog reported. The store’s hours are from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.

“When I arrived at the area with the buckets of olives I was surprised that a man next to me jumped away from the produce and started gesticulating wildly,” wrote Glenn Herman in a letter to the store’s customer service that was posted on the blog.

“I discovered a small rat or mouse happily hanging out in the olive bins,” he added.

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