Culture on the Cheap
Greenpoint Loses One Of Its Own
I felt a pang of sadness when I saw this yesterday evening. I did not know Mike that well. I was only an occasional customer at his establishment: Green Farms Supermarket. When I did he always made me feel welcome. As many who are reading this are all too aware, this cannot be said of a number of Polish-operated establishments hereabouts. He even took the time to help my mother who was looking for some arcane Polish seasoning. After mulling over my mother’s rather vague description he narrowed it down to three possibilities. My mother purchased— and enjoyed— all of them. I remember him mention in passing as we made our purchase that he was considering selling the business. Obviously this never happened.
Thank you for making a Greenpoint “newbie” feel welcome, Mike. My heartfelt feelings go to your friends, family and those who had the honor of knowing you better. You will be missed by more people than you will ever know.