Cooperatively open for business

Wheatsville Co-op bulletin board
This is the bulletin board at Wheatsville Co-op, open all day today when plenty of places are not. I resisted the display of Duncan yo-yos, since I have a perfectly good one at home. I did not resist the 100% cotton string net bag at $4.99. These are available at two prices, $4.99 and $5.99, and in multiple strong and bright colors. I could not tell the difference between the $4.99 and the $5.99 items. These are the ones that collapse into nothing and weigh nothing, but expand to carry very heavy loads and accommodate irregularly shaped burdens. Today, Wheatsville had free samples of Tiger Balm, which has saved my bad shoulder more than once. We were hoping to score a turkey that had been pre-ordered but not picked up, but settled for some Buddy’s whole birds. We always get never-fail tomato plants started at the P/2 Organic Farm and sold at the South Austin Farmers Market, but there are some at Wheatsville right now. I noticed that Changos, next door, is open. Little children at their most angelic are to be seen all over town today. I’m sorry that I didn’t cross the street to take a picture of the Easter rabbit in costume outside Hickory Street. So far, this has been a day without the sound of leaf-blowers; may it be so until nightfall.

2 Comments so far

  1. lauratex on March 24th, 2008 @ 10:30 pm

    Three cheers for Wheatsville bucking the Bible-belt trend and staying open on Easter! Having been in DC for the last 3 years, I had kind of forgotten how serious a holiday Easter is in these parts. I thought I could finally get back to a reasonable diet (after binging on BBQ, Mexican food, and margaritas the last month since we moved back), but NOOOOOOO, there were several Easter meals to be had, plus the brightly colored crappy chocolates that are supposed to make us forget the images of Christ nailed to the cross. Anyway, I guess it’s nice for the employees of the retail establishments that do get the day off.

  2. odoublegood on March 25th, 2008 @ 4:01 pm

    It wasn’t all that long ago, it seems, that H-E-B and practically everybody else shut down on Sundays and it was a very good idea to get that full tank of gas before any semi-major holiday. We very often have visitors from Away on these occasions who do not want to have anything to do with the standard buffets offered around town on days like Thanksgiving and the like. When it comes to food, the Frisco is open on more days like those than one might think, Indian restaurants are usually open, sometimes Chinese restaurants are (and even if there’s a family Thanksgiving going on, often the door will be unlocked for an outsider), and it’s true that Katz’s never kloses. Wheatsville was doing a big business in takeout prepared food. I was surprised to find Changos open and I think that its sister business, Manuel’s, was open as well. I don’t stand in lines to shop or dine, and neither do my friends.

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