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Is This a Bodega? M&D Deli Grocery on Roosevelt Island

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Bodegas are like porn, you know one when you see it. Yet some stores defy easy classification and straddle certain lines that define conventional expectations of what makes a bodega. Here now, we ask you whether a particular store can call itself a bodega?

Everyone's heard and/or complained about the Gristedes supermarket on Roosevelt Island. It's easy to have a love/hate relationship when you're a captive customer to the only supermarket on a small island. But before a Duane Reade opened on the island, there was just M&D Deli Grocery on Main Street. It's larger than your average bodega, but it's a tiny grocery that sells a wide variety of essentials on the basis of convenience. It is Roosevelt Island's anti-supermarket. But is it a bodega? Let us know what you think.

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· Is This a Bodega? [CurbedNY]