We, like many others, had high hopes when Smith’s put in a gas station. We had hoped that gas prices in Los Alamos would be more competitive with surrounding areas, and while the old store was open our hopes were rewarded. But now with the new store we seem to have the same old gouging gas prices as before.
When one can take a short drive to Totavi, Espanola or Pojoaque and save 30 cents per gallon or more, it makes you wonder what other prices in the store are being inflated now that the store is becoming established.
We want to support the new Smith’s Marketplace as well as the old store in White Rock, but this just gives us one more reason to justify the travel to Walmart or Trader Joe’s.