I’ve known of it’s existence since I moved to Salt Lake City in 1974, though it opened up way back in 1942. It was just around the corner from the Junior High I went to that year for 9th grade, and my parents often went there when they wanted specialty meats and cheeses.
In 2010, thanks to the “Great Recession”, Emigration Market closed it’s doors. Yeah, it’s been reopened by one of our local chains, Harmon’s, and from what I hear they have done a good job of keeping it’s unique atmosphere, but it is no longer a truly independent store. At way too fast a rate, those kind of stores are becoming a thing of the past. Sad.
When we heard about it’s closing, before we knew it wasn’t going to be leveled for a subdivision, Writer and I had to go get some pictures of it, so when I saw this weeks Thematic Photographic theme I immediately thought of those pictures.
I’m glad the building is still there, still serving this neighborhood. I’m also glad that a chain is sensitive enough to their clientele to at least attempt to keep the flavor of the independent grocer. But it’s still Harmon’s Emigration Market.
Inside the courtyard, taken through the gates. Not sure what that pile of stuff is, but it certainly looks like it was just dumped there on the way out.
The sun set on our little photo shoot, and we said goodbye and headed home.
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