The West Side of Fresno is littered with old little markets that have been there forever. I try to pop into them whenever I can. Just get a soda or something. Make an effort to notice any old, unique traits the market still carries with it.
(I have not done any of that recently, what with the, you know, going around.)
Today I noticed there is one less. Hansen’s Market at Mckinley & Bryan. There used to be a cool overhang there. It appears there was a fire or something. Let me check on that. Hold please.
….. *sounds of Internet searching* ….
Holy crap! I guess I haven’t been there in over a year. They DID have a fire there last April. A fire started by a break-in.
Two dudes used a stolen truck to smash through the front door. The truck got stuck and started a fire. They got away.
That sucks, man. One less portal to Fresno’s past.
The walk-up window style like the old (still going) Der Wienerschnitzel on Blackstone & Gettysburg, needs to be a forever trend in Fresno.
Nobody truly knows when this COVID-19 will end. We need to assume … another year? Two? One month. Fuck, I don’t know. Eating outside is less dangerous, this we know.
Virus or no, Fresno needs more permanent outdoor eating options. Sorry, Fansler, spend the money on a real patio at your restaurants next time. (Ohhhhhhh owwwww, burrrn!)
We should have had walkup windows and patios everywhere the whole damn time, dude.
I don’t know if you have walked around outside much lately, but the sun is out there. Like, a lot. Not much rain to contend with (Suck on that, hard, Portland!). Fresnans are very familiar with sunshine. We are made for outdoor eating.