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This bodega, Hajji’s, is in the midst of a name change to Harlem Taste, an effort, perhaps, to harness its reputation as the birthplace of the sandwich.
The bodega in East Harlem looks like many others, its awning advertising coffee, candy, and hot and cold sandwiches.
A group of friends, laughing and ribbing one another, spills out of the bodega with a storefront trimmed with neon blue light.
Before the season, the decision to re-sign Colon in December was a quick-fix option, like purchasing batteries at a dollar store or flowers at a bodega.
Chavez’s daughter Diana, behind the counter of the Bronx bodega, attests that compromise does not exist for her mother.
Vendors sit on the sidewalk, guarding the entrance to their bodegas, and locals socialize at the windows of private homes turned into specialty shops during the day.
Etan, 6, disappeared on his way to a school bus stop next to the bodega.
But there is still no guarantee a person — whose father, aunt, neighbor or local bodega owner facilitates the introduction to a sport or team — becomes attached.
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Apothecaries, bodegas, and boutiques
Apothecary, bodega, and boutique may not look very similar, but they are all related both in meaning and in origin. Each of these words can be traced back to a Latin word for “storehouse” (apotheca), and each one refers in English to a retail establishment of some sort. Although bodega initially meant “a storehouse for wine,” it now most commonly refers to a grocery store in an urban area, especially one that specializes in Hispanic groceries. Boutique has also taken on new meanings: its first sense in English (“a small retail store”) is still current, but it now may also denote “a small company that offers highly specialized products or services.” Of the three words, apothecary has changed the least; it has gone from referring solely to the person who sells drugs or medicines to also naming the store where such goods are sold.
Origin and Etymology of bodega
Spanish, from Latin apotheca storehouse — more at apothecary
First Known Use: 1656
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