A Hipster Convenience Store Has Just Opened, But You’re Probably Over It Already
Though we all know by now that your mom truly started the hottest hipster trends, we can now fill our handwoven baskets with artisanal and locally sourced products at our very own hipster convenience store. But, meh, whatever, right? You’re probably over it already.
New Portland business Mini Mini is a hipster-aimed shop from the peeps behind the Stumptown coffee shop. After having some less-than-stellar experiences at gas stations during a cross-country trip, Jonathan Felix-Lund, Matt Brown and Aaron Draplin decided a hipster convenience store needed to happen.
“If it looks good, it feels better,” Felix-Lund told Munchies. “The lighting in most convenience stores is really harsh; people get in and get out, and customers deserve a place that feels clean. Most convenience stores are gross.”
Offering a non-gross atmosphere, Mini Mini offers norm convenience store items as well as local artisanal products, including Salt & Straw ice cream, Stumptown coffee and Ruby Jewel ice cream sandwiches. There’s also Double Mountain beer on tap (because a hipster convenience store obvs needs a tap) and “Quickie Pies” from Portland’s Sizzle Pie Pizza (another co-owner of Mini Mini).
Though we’re assured the bonuses don’t come with added costs. “People think Mini Mini’s going to be expensive because it’s nice, but we will fill up your growler for $7 with local cider and beer,” said co-owner, Matt Brown. “Nothing in this store is over 20 bucks.”
We have to wonder, though, is there a hipster dress code? Grab your flannel shirt and beanie, because we need some chips and locally sourced dip!
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(h/t Mental Floss; photos via Getty)