Inconvenience Stores

When Is a Convenience Store Not a Convenience Store?

The “convenience store” proposed for 372 Commercial Street in the North End is actually more of a liquor store, reports NorthEndWaterfront. Though the store (damningly named Bottles) indicated on its retail beer and wine license that it would be mostly a convenience store selling items like toilet paper and mac and cheese, a look inside reveals walls full of nothing but wine and beer storage. Hilariously, there is a tiny three-shelf bookcase up front with a few convenience store goods. Maybe it’s just a matter of definition: some people would find a liquor store in their neighborhood pretty damn convenient. Residents are unhappy with the development, but the Alcohol Beverage Control Commission hasn’t indicated that they will act.

372 Commercial St. Opens as Wine/Beer Store, Not a Convenience Store [NorthEndWaterfront]

When Is a Convenience Store Not a Convenience Store?