I have lived in Riverwest for a long time, but whenever I drive down Holton Street and see this corner market called S&M Food Mart, I always snicker to myself. I can’t help it.
Who names their shop something like this? Were they aware of the sexual connotation such a name carries? Most likely, it's the initials of the two owners and English is not their first language, so they were not aware of the "other" S&M.
Or maybe they were completely familiar with the role-playing fetish and thought such a racy name might boost sales. Who knows.
In any case, finally I pulled the car over today and snapped this photo to immortalize S&M Foods, which doesn’t appear to be open anymore. Enjoy.
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