My friend and I took a walk down Hayes Street on Thursday. I like walking down this street. There are many open air spots to lounge in and boutiques that satisfy any desire for style and fashion, as well as decent to well reviewed restaurants to eat at.
As we walked into Frjtz for the seven-dollar burger special there, I was telling her about a supermarket on the corner across from where we were. It served the neighborhood but it’s been gone for years. The building is now a natural furniture shop and soon a kebab place, split down the middle of this big warehouse. There is only one location that specializes in more expensive organic foods and goods.
The funny thing is that when supermarkets leave an area, people are forced into looking for cheaper food, farther away. People end up at Safeway way over on Market or they go to Lucky’s, but it is an inconvenience to not have that closer. Plus, the fact that people are being forced to drive to these stores only is contributing to the traffic problems.
The people who own the furniture store are nice, but it would just be nicer to have a supermarket close by instead of fashionable clothes you can’t eat.