Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Maybe Now Wasn't the Best Time to Open an Iranian Deli

I noticed this about a week or two ago, but the store next to Carpool Herndon -- the place where the Dunkin' Donuts used to be -- appears to be out of business:


I hadn't ever been inside; it was called the HI-N-BUY Tehran Mart, and it lasted for almost precisely a year.

As to why it went under? I have no specific knowledge, but would suggest three contributing factors:
  1. Economic downturn. (Damn this sluggish so-called recovery!)
  2. Anti-Iranian sentiment running at highest levels since the hostage crisis due to concerns over nuclear weapons program.
  3. Location -- it is, after all located in the Dunkin' Donuts Death spot.
I await the replacement tenant. Perhaps a "Pyongyang Mart."

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