These types of corner markets are very rare in a city dominated by the huge chains like Circle K and 7-Eleven. I discovered these little markets quite by accident tucked away in the heart of two residential neighborhoods. Seeing them made me think of my childhood when my grandfather would walk me and my sisters down our street to a tiny corner market to pick out our choice of penny candy. It seemed like the choices were endless and as I think back, included a lot things that haven't been on a candy shelf for many years.
With the multitude of chain convenience markets and multi-purpose gas stations, these little businesses have suffered greatly. It’s nice to see that some of them have survived.