Thursday, May 22, 2014

Corner Store

Even in this day and age of so many large store chains, there are still a lot of small independent corner stores around the city. This one is on Bloor St just down the street from yesterday's restaurant and it specializes in fruit and a wonderful assortment of flowers, especially at this time of year.

26 comments:

Lois said...

It looks like a wonderful place to shop! I always try to shop at locally owned businesses when I can.

Buttons said...

Oh I love that place so colourful great shot.

Halcyon said...

I have driven by this place many a time. Just love that display!

TexWisGirl said...

really makes for an attractive corner!

Taken For Granted said...

A wonderful corner store to have in the neighborhood. I morn the "malling" of our cities and the consequent loss of wide retail selection and service offered by mom and pop stores.

Luis Gomez said...

Love this one!

Stefan Jansson said...

I am all for corner shops. I try to stay away from the big supermarkets.

Sharon Anck said...

When I first started my blog, I found several of these in Phoenix too. I had no idea there were still some "corner stores" around town but, there are. I love it. It reminds me of growing up and walking to the corner store in the afternoons with my grandfather to get some penny candy.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Always nice to see some survivors. Do they bring in all those plants each evening and set them all out again every morning? What a job that must be.

Karen said...

No corner grocers here :(

llandudnopictures said...

Looks like a very bright and cheerful place to shop at!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh yes! It would be so much more enjoyable shopping here than in the supermarket.. I'm guessing there would be a cafe or two nearby.. perfect!

Lowell said...

We've found that the quality of goods in the larger supermarkets continues to decline. I just wish we had more of these kinds of markets here. This looks like a delightful place! Sure as heck beats Walmart!

Revrunner said...

They're even skateboarding to the fruit and flower shop.

cieldequimper said...

And I do so hope they will bravely continue to survive! I mean, let's face it, that corner wouldn't look half as good if that was the umpteenth bank...

Lúcia said...

Pink is not my color, but I have to admit I bought a tiny vase of tiny pink flowers to brighten up my bedroom recently. ;-)

The ones you photographed are huge! Do you know their name?

hamilton said...

This is what I miss - those corner stores with the sidewalk full of flowers for sale. You don't really see that in Hamilton for some reason.

William Kendall said...

It looks quite old fashioned.

Andy said...

I grew up in East York and the corner store was a big part of my life. I miss them.

Rubye Jack said...

Fruit and flowers? Who could ask for anything more? Seriously.

Randy said...

Beautiful corner.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That looks like a great place -- the kind of shop where they ought to charge me for browsing and taking pictures!

Laura. M said...

Beautiful corner, full of flowers!

EG CameraGirl said...

I love seeing all the flowers brightening up the neighbourhood.

José Mendonça said...

What a feast for the eye! Look at all those colours.

Jack said...

Now, THIS is my kind of store.