Q: The customer had told a story about one of his own customers paying for a large ticket item mainly in singles, and said “that’s the Pike for you” — and what had he meant by that? Did he have some overarching idea of what this neighborhood was about? A: Low income. That guy probably made most of his money in tips. When people quibbled about price at his store, saying how could you charge these prices, etc., these weren’t rich people looking for deals, these were probably people living close to the edge.

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