View Full Version : Mercantile at VWL?

02-11-2002, 09:42 PM
We will be arriving late Saturday night for a one night stay at All Star Movies, and then move Sunday morning to VWL. We will not have a car on this trip. I'm planning on packing some non-perishables such as cereal and snacks. What food and beverage items are available at the mercantile, and where is the mercantile? Thanks, Michele.

02-11-2002, 09:47 PM
the mercantile is around the corner from the front desk in the WL lobby. It is on the way to the door leading to the walkway to the villas. I don't remeber what food items they have in it, I just stopped in to buy a VWL hat for my collection, since I had bought in the previous day!


02-11-2002, 10:10 PM
They have a mini grocery store. You can find just about anything if you are not brand specific. They do have fresh friut but no fresh vegetables. We usually tote a lot of canned and sealed items, and just buy the perishables there since the groceries there are more expensive. But you can buy just about anything like I said it's just the selection is not great; ie. a jar of peanut butter, 1 kind, 1 size, not a dozen like at the grocery store. They have a large selection of beverages and frozen foods too. Don't forget to buy your refillable mugs, they really save a lot and they are a great reminder when you use them back home. Oh and bring laundry detergent, tablets are the best, and dryer sheets as they will run you a buck a load if you buy it there. The washers and dryers are free though.

02-12-2002, 06:27 AM
We were there the end of January. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at the prices on food at the Merchantile. We did pick up some perishables before we got there. We checked in late, about 10 pm. When I was putting stuff away in the room I realized we left the eggs out in the van! I was too tired and so was DH, he said just buy them here tomorrow(and threw the ones away in the van!). I was very surprised when I went to buy the eggs, they were only $1.25 for a dozen. Some other prices I remember were(I think) Tombstone Pizza $5.50, Milk $2.95 1/2 gallon, Packs of deli kind of lunch meats around $6, Haagen Daaz Ice cream $5, Donuts $4, bread $3. I think these prices are pretty close. I don't remeber the prices on the fruit, but I thought it was high. They had a very nice variety of foods, I thought. Have a fun trip!

02-12-2002, 09:45 PM
Thanks everyone. Only four more days!! Michele