Best Neighborhood Void: Charles Village Schnapp Shop

2941 N. Calvert St.

Since the Schnapp Shop closed in July, cleanup crews have crawled into the basement every day or so, breaking down the metal shelves and tearing down the glassed-in register counter and pegboard and wire racks, gutting the physical structures that helped keep our beloved neighborhood one-stop shop running for 30 years until the building was sold. We used to buy boxed wine, boxed mac and cheese, single-pack Zebra Cakes and 12-packs of Minion-print paper towels all at once here, and now we just feel a strange visceral pang of loss every day when we walk past.

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