A few weeks back, we stopped in at Express Market, at the corner of 4th Ave NE and 45th across from Wine World, to see about some chocolate for Baby Z. The store seemed oddly bare, full of mostly empty shelves.
The counterman noticed our puzzlement and told us that they were expecting more stock soon, “one way or the other”. We pressed him for details, casually dropping the name of the stores (and building’s) owner, Bob, who we knew from when he owned and operated the Easy Street Tavern (now Kate’s Pub).
Nothing doing, mum’s the word, all we were able to get was that they were, indeed, low on provisions, but that, “one way or the other”, they’d be restocked soon.
Well, it looks like it will be “the other”. Margaret spied the “New Market Coming Soon!” sign in the window other day. No permits on file just yet, but we’ll keep you posted. This is the same building that houses Slave to the Needle, Milano Pizza, and a bullet lodged between the two businesses.
You may also remember, the “mural” that had been painted on the 4th avenue side that caused a little commotion last April.