hello.. I have regular points in a shapefile, with 30 feet apart from each other. I wanted to spatially join these points with my geocoded grocery stores shapefile to find out how many grocery stores in 500 meters threshold from these points. That is, I wanted to count the number of grocery stores within 500 meters from each point..I used the spatial join tool between these points and grocery stores, but I couldn't get it to tell the exact number of stores wihin the limit of 500 meters.Any help? Appreciated.

If you use the JOIN_ONE_TO_MANY option, the output will contain multiple records for the same point, one for each match found. You can then use the Frequency tool (Analysis toolbox - Statistics toolset) with the target point features FID field as the Frequency Field. The resulting table contains the count for each unique FID.