Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Multitasking Merchant

Just around the corner from Chanticleer Gigantor we discover this apparently multipurpose dwelling. The sights hereabouts are so much more interesting than are the dwellings along the shoreline where seven digit investments in housing are de rigeur. There is such a sameness, such an obvious we-have-more-money-than-we-know-what-to-do-with and is-this-not-impressive? attitude.
But in these nearer-downtown neighborhoods, we find real individuality, real Americana. Real, well, real.

Here, we imagine, we can get our shoes half-soled while our flower arrangement is prepared. And there is apparently plenty of space for parking. On the grass.
Perhaps its a Mom and Pop operation; she works on the Westside, he on the East.


Shelly said...

An efficient use of space, for sure! I love to find these kind of places myself. So original, and so very salt of the earth.

Lin said...

I'm thinking these are seven-digit dwellings too--they just include 2 on the other side of the decimal.

Is this really the home to all those businesses? Or are they just collecting signs?

Vee said...

Trying to put food on the table, no doubt. The part of American life we try not to notice.

Andrea said...

Blessings and prayers,

vanilla said...

Shelly, the entrepreneurial spirit, alive and well!

Lin, well, there are sign collectors, but in this case...

Vee, it isn't always easy.

Andrea, thank you. And also to you.