Modern Convenience

Photo Essay by Callie Morris

Your local convenience store may be the place where you buy your cigarettes and snacks. To others, it’s a place to send Western Union money transfers to family overseas. Local stores have our backs when we’re in a pinch for groceries, or when we really need painkillers and we really don’t want to walk to the drugstore. Your neighbourhood convenience store is a vital part of its respective community, and this is an homage to them.

Inside at Barchets Grocery.

K&D Foods at 652 Jefferson, aka "the Kit Kat store", as referred to by the neighbourhood kids.

Okay Groceries at 952 Sherbrook Street.

Y-Not Foods, located at 501 Ellice Avenue.

Y-Not Foods, is located at 501 Ellice Avenue.

Mi Sun Seo, owner of Y-Not Foods on Ellice.

Sweet things for sale at Y-Not Foods on Ellice.

Cards for various occasions and frozen goodies at Y-Not on Ellice.

E-Mart Convenience at 157 Scott Street.

Inside E-Mart on Scott Street.

Published in Volume 71, Number 6 of The Uniter (October 12, 2016)

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