Convenience stores aren't just places to go when you run out of milk, need to get your lottery fix, or find yourself short on diapers or baby formula and everywhere else is closed. Convenience stores have become part of the global fabric, sometimes worthy of a visit on their own merits. Kids who did terrible kickflips in front of them on skateboards become adults who visit them them for pop-up restaurants, hidden boutiques, and secret bars and lounges. Yes, the microwavable burritos, candy and chip aisles, and walls of beverage coolers are still there, but there are many with hidden gems and sweet deals.
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