17th and U Street, NW
I keep getting emails from folks letting me know that the Hana Market has reopened (they opened last Wednesday.) I stopped in over the weekend and the place was packed. But what I really want to share is the feeling that filled every corner of the store. Relief and joy. The smiles on those shopping were everywhere. Folks were looking at each other with no words passed but their eyes were shouting “can you freaking believe it?!?!” The thanks given to the cashier/owner were flowing and sincere from all patrons. It felt like a celebration but one born out of pure relief. If you don’t like hard to find Japanese groceries, it’s hard to explain. If you do, enjoy this feeling, we don’t often get this lucky. And let me add to the chorus, Long Live Hana!!