“Paper or plastic?” was definitely not a question at a Brooklyn Key Foods yesterday. As a kid in the ’80s, Biggie Smalls spent time bagging groceries at the Met Foods Supermarket in Clinton Hill. So to pay their former employee a tribute on the 20th anniversary of his death, the store — which has since been converted into a Key Foods — offered a limited number of these commemorative paper bags that were hand-stenciled with the rapper’s face, a crown, and “3.9.97.”
Bad news for anyone hoping to get one: They’re all gone now. It was just a one-day thing, and the store didn’t require people to buy anything; they could just walk in and grab one per person. Owner Ricky Widdy says they refused to even put products inside the bags.