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Nice piece by the Baltimore Sun about the closure of Lucky’s Convenience Stores, an 11-store chain that had served parts of Maryland for almost 50 years.

“Lucky's Convenience Stores were the kind of close-knit, mom-and-pop operation where cashiers knew their customers by name and could rattle off their sandwich order before they walked through the door,” the Sun writes, noting that “the chain met the fate of many small stores facing stiff competition from national chains and big-box discounters.”

The Sun describes “the throwback stores” as being “short on modern marketing techniques but long on dependability.”
KC's View:
RIP. And join the club.