Many of the malls and stores and restaurants here have gone through quite a few phases of “reinvention.” Upgrades, face lifts, new logos to keep up with changing tastes. While that is all good and dandy, I do love stepping into a shop that somehow seems like it’s been that exact same way for oh so many years –untouched by reinvention, free from the evil clutches of sleek marketers and image consultants prone to overanalyses. Mom and pop stores. Shops that transport me to ‘olden days,’ when things were less commercial.
This is a store along Canal Road East that sells all sorts of things… it kinda reminds me of those stores that my grandma would take me to when I would tag along on her jaunts to the market.
This “sauce” store is along Elgin Street, the one old store that I could see amidst the trendy restaurants and stylish boutiques that line this street.
Do you have similar kinds of stores in your neighborhood?