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Mar 11 Published in Santa Cruz, Extraordinary Sights, Current Events, California Politics, California Economics by SmileyFaced
I wish I has a picture for you all, I really do, becuase the image it left in my mind hasn't gone away.
A friend and I parked up on the hill somewhere like Miramar or sommat, where we drank our tea and ate our Ferrell's chocolate old fashoineds. It was close to midnight, the city was quiet though her lights still burned underneath a star spangled sky and the swollen moon traversed the sky.
The red lights of a familiar supermarket sign cast a dim glow over the tops of buildings as the legacy of 24 hour cheap one-stop shopping sat at the corner of Mission and Almar.
And there, sitting slightly adjacent, was another legacy, one that I had known since movnig to the Scruz, but one I wasn't used to seeing in the same frame of reference as SAFEWAY.
New Leaf, a Scruz original, had srpung up at some point, and now sat brilliant and shiny in the distance. A challenge to the one-stop nightmare that has plagued our culture for a while now.
It took me a while to notice, though I had driven by it only a moments before, ooooing and ahhhing over the glass art in the window and the signs that read OPENING WEDNESDAY!
Go Local Business.
I don't shop at New Leaf too much, to be honest. I live next to Staff of Life and I work by the Farmers Market, but it still inspired me. Lifted my heart.
Pave your own way.
Check out the Metros "Food Fight" on pg 9 for more info