Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Oh, the Humanity!

OK, sometimes I'm a little slow on the uptake, so this is certainly not news to many of you, but Sun's Grocery at 1st & Vine is no more:

That's right, all gone. It was one of the older murder marts in the neighborhood. I mean, it was already old and decrepit when I moved here. So I guess the people who ran it (I'm pretty sure they were Chinese) probably decided to pack it in. And honestly, it was a pretty crappy store. There were holes in the floor, the place smelled like cat pee (from a very sick cat), they sold 10-year-old candy bars, they had the world's worst prepackaged sandwiches (tuna & pastrami, anyone?) and they tended to take an instant hatred to all their customers on sight. Still, it was the best murder mart for at least a block. It was also the only murder mart for at least a block.

So if you're walking on 1st between Vine & Cedar and you see this sign:

...just be aware that it lies. Sun's Grocery won't be open this Sunday or any future Sunday.

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