commented on The Coming Death of One of Seattle's Few Black-Loved Supermarkets
Red Apple is pretty expensive (believe me, I shop at the Beacon Hill location every day). They've cleaned up their act in recent years, putting in better meat and produce, but they are pricey compared to QFC or Safeway. I go there because it is convenient, has a nice staff, and is a manageable size. It reminds me of grocery stores in Iowa when I was growing up.
commented on Local Chefs Say That They Are Getting Booted From Their Commissary Kitchen Because Of Amazon
Oh my! "Thousands of dollars" for a range hood. How unfair!
I worked in and around commercial kitchens for decades, and I'm well aware of the cost of equipment. Anyone with experience and a sound business plan can get the financing and, properly run, it will recoup its costs quickly.
It's a commercial kitchen, that's it. No dining room, no other overhead. You can romanticize it all you want, but it's a commercial kitchen.