Sometimes we are not certain if other businesses are surviving these times.  We have our ups and downs but we try to keep it simple and our expenses low.  There is a wonderful deli on 56th street that we heard is no longer in business.  I remember taking guests there when they first came to visit us in Tampa.  There is also a coffee shop that is very well known nationally.  We heard it went out of business recently because the rent was raised for their plaza.  It is at times depressing hearing this news.

But then are the stranger than fiction stores and stories of people and businesses which outlast the times.  We hope we will be one of them! We have received many back door orders for the future and this helps our business immensely.  Until then, we remain incognito of a big business and remain true to our mom and pop format.  We hope we will be here until we want to leave.

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