Ever go into the little local market in town? Not the small gourmet market, but the little grocery store that has the marks of a family-run business. The service is friendly. Owners sometimes help stock the shelves. And the selection of foods is limited.
There is one such market on Peaks Island off the coast of Portland, Maine. It’s called Hannigan’s. I know it well as my parents lived there for many years. During the summer you can get a slice of pizza, a traditional Maine Italian sandwich, or grocery shop up and down all of their eight aisles. There’s only one kind of mustard, one brand of pasta and one cut of ground beef. But it’s enough.