Here’s another look at family-owned retail in Flushing. This street-fronting fruit stand is larger than the warren of small Mom-and-Pop stores featured yesterday. But, the concept is the same — small business instead of big box retail.
This scene may not look unusual in New York or the rest of the world. However, in the US, it’s rare. For example, I don’t know of any stores like this in Austin. That’s probably true of most medium to smaller cities — and the suburbs — in America. The closest equivalent is the temporary farmer’s markets in parking lots.
Beyond observing small-scale retail in Flushing, this stand gave me a chance at classic street photography. I love capturing the interaction of people at markets.
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