Bodies Inside the Store

Photo taken by author

I wanted a break – a mini-vacation from the turmoil of the last year and a half.

I also wanted and needed vine-ripened tomatoes.

Race, Social Class, and the Selective Ubiquity of Amazon at Whole Foods

It. Is. Bright.

And … I am not referring to the lights in the building. It’s three o’clock in the afternoon on the Monday before Easter, and the Whole Foods Market at Garden City Center in Cranston, Rhode Island is busy. According to the Providence Journal, the store opened in 2007, heartily welcomed by the local community – ready for an upgrade from the former occupant of the space, Shaw’s Market.

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Caffe Beano – What Makes a Place Legend?

Legendary coffeehouse, Caffe Beano, in the heart of Calgary’s Beltline community, continues to thrive against all odds. A place with great coffee, colourful patrons, and big hearts.


March 27, 2021, 7:45 pm MST / Updated April 11, 2021
Report by Patty Moore

Located steps south of the bustling sidewalks and bumper-to-bumper traffic on 17th avenue, is one my favourite coffee shops: Caffe Beano. Established in 1990, it’s one of Calgary’s few independently-owned coffee shops to survive the growing invasion of large chains and ever-present challenges of being a local business (CBC News, 2015; Calgary Herald, 2021).

Caffe Beano March 2021. Photo by Patty Moore.
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