The divergent messages of the two signs caught my attention: The large sign proclaiming that the store is “Now Open” and the smaller sign on the door, which says that the store is “Closed”. It’s not only temporarily closed e.g. for lunch or something. The interior is completely bare suggesting that the store is closed permanently.

In fact I know that this is the case. The store is next a filipino store that we frequent for prepared food and necessary cooking ingredients and we’ve heard from the owner the sad story behind the store closing. Apparently the owner had been sick for some time, but despite his illness continued to operate the store. Unfortunately, he recently passed away.

Taken with a Apple iphone 5s (the only camera I had with me).

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