Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Most Unwelcoming Grocery Store In Prague?

It takes a lot to win this award. There are some truly forbidding grocery stores in the city, especially out in the boondocks, where I live.

But this one, in the village of Přední Kopanina, takes the cake.

There's not even a sign to indicate that it is a grocery store. It's got bars on the windows.

And it's the type of grocery store, left over from communist times, where everything is behind a counter and you have to ask the attendant to let you see or touch a product.

But I'm sure they do it all with a smile.


  1. It would be fun to see a Commie grocery store before it converted. Grocery tourism.

  2. That could definitely be done. There are still many stores in Prague that have retained their commie-era names in which the stores were only identified by what they sold: Shoes, Smoked Meat, etc. I doubt the service has improved, either.