More than a Market

Child’s world Block 2 correct

He was the most even-tempered, friendly guy and I thought what I liked about him so much is– as a kid, I would talk to him and he’d actually listen to me and he’d pay attention to what I was saying, and he was just that way. Everybody walked in the store would visit with him and he made a good neighborhood center point. —Michel Allen, Lebanese neighbor and friend


Michel Allen was a frequent visitor to George’s Market. Photo courtesy of Michel Allen.

Neighborhood kids wandered in and out of George’s Market as if it were a second home. Georgie George was a man who really listened, not just to adults but also to children. Here they picked up potato chips, Devil Dogs, sodas, even peashooters and boxes of peas for neighborhood wars.


Georgie George with local teens. Photo courtesy of Michel Allen.