This former store sits abandoned by the side of Route 9. It’s a bit “off the beaten track” and seemed to me to be an odd location for an oriental grocery. Possibly this is the reason it failed. The word “Kabayan” caught my eye. My wife is originally from the Philippines and the word sounded filipino to me. So I looked it up and indeed it means ‘compatriot’ or ‘comrade’ in Tagalog.

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