A Strange Place in Our Midst
Don't just take my word for it, here is video evidence supplied by WIMZ via Youtube:
Other oddities included the fact that there was no air conditioning. The air was being cooled the old fashioned way, by large fans. The three living people in the store appeared to all work there. They all appeared to be of southeastern Asian origin. An older man ignored me when I spoke and made a phone call during which he spoke in another language. An older lady and a younger man appeared to be surfing the Internet on separate computers and neither made eye contact as I passed by.
Even the outside is a bit strange, with the name of the business not displayed anywhere near the entrance. Who doesn't have their business name over or around their entrance? I wasn't certain that it was J's Mega Mart or if that was a previous business that had been next door. An unnamed business is a strange thing.
I thought of the General Store down the street and wandered in that direction. As I looked at it, I realized that it doesn't really have a name, either, rather more of a label. It doesn't say "The General Store" or "Ed's General Store," just a non-specific "general store." As those blocks of Gay Street rapidly gentrify or rejuvenate or whatever verb you chose, it's hard to imagine a place like J's surviving. You might want to check it out while you can - and maybe pick up a weave while you're at it. Just remember, all hair sales are final!