The other day I got into a conversation with some co-workers about a new modern, hip, European feeling convenience store that is attempting to take over Los Angeles. They are called Famima! and currently there are 11 in the greater Los Angeles area.
As much as I would love to feel differently, I just have this sneaking suspicion that one year from now Famima! will go the way of Kozmo, and other well meaning, yet inappropriate services that do not fit into our culture.
So, I thought I would put my thoughts here and make it official. This is the Famima! is going down web page counter. I state that on January 19th, 2008 you will not be able to find a Famima! in Los Angeles.
Don't get me wrong. I love the idea, heck I even picked up my lunch from there yesterday. They are exactly what is on many street corners in the most progressive culturally urban centers on the planet Earth. Clean, well designed mini marts selling everything from beautiful European erasers to sushi. I love the idea of Famima! and wish there was one on my corner (maybe there will be), but the truth be told, LA just does not support this kind of personalized, one on one, high end, foot traffic or people related stuff. It is just my opinion, but after twenty four year of watching the wheels turn in this bizarre place I call home, I think I have a handle on what works and what doesn't.

Please feel free to leave your comments and I will add them to the page as we all sick back and watch Famima! go down.

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