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What's up people I wanted to start this photo blog on classic Pedro Liquor stores because in a way it is a part of living in the hood. My intention was not necessarily to promote drinking, but to think about the reasons why we gone and still go to liquor stores. As kids those were the spots to get out candy, ice cream, and hot Cheetos. the Liquor stores or tienditas were the spot we did not care why adults went there all we knew it that we can buy a Lucas, saladitos, blow pops, and gum for a few bux. As we got older it was the spot to get an old pysa to buy you some Magnum,Mickeys, 211’s you name it or a even bottle of Cisco!!. When we turned 21 we were able to finally stop and get beer on you're own. Especially on those times we want to get faded before we go into the party or bar in order to avoid buying expensive drinks. Whatever the reason we shop at a teindita or liquor store its part of our culture, and growing up. Now the reason why they are only placed in the hood is a whole different blog!! Anyhow Pedro heads give me some feed back on your Liquor store spots I will be adding more along the way peace.
Kings Liquor and Deli this joint on the corner of Santa Cruz and Pacific this looks like it been here over 30 years or the owners are fairly recent and pretty rude hidden behind thick bullet proof glass, apparently it used to house a Deli but as long as known about it i never seen it it must of died with the era.The classic neon signs still glows bright at night not sure if the owners live upstairs i wouldn't doubt it though,this place stays open till 11pm.
Kings Liquor and Deli. Year structure was built 1925
Newspaper clipping of Kings Liquor circa 1989, gang violence was high during those times along with gang graffiti.
King's Liquor Store
145 North Pacific Avenue,
San Pedro, CA 90731-2037
248 North Pacific Avenue,
San Pedro, CA 90731-2016
Mundo's located on 2nd and Pacific this is a popular spot for all the project homies, they are not original owners, but the current owners been around a good while. There used to be an old painting of a man holding a globe about 15 years (reason it was called mundos Spanish for world) ago now it kind of lost its color, good spot friendly staff , no bullet proof glass here,check cashing, closes early around 9pm.
140 South Pacific Avenue,
San Pedro, CA 90731-2608
7 Days Store located on the corner of 7th and Centre. This place been here a long time except for the fact that it got renamed and renovated many times. I forget what it used to be called,but it also housed those mysterious deli's I have never seen. It used to have thick bullet proof glass back in the early 90s, and I heard it has gotten robbed a good number of times. I believe one of the clerks got killed if I recall. Since that part of Pedro is changing with the construction of the new lofts and gentrification of the area it is much safe. This one closes pretty late I believe around 2am.
7 Days Food Store
304 W 7th St
San Pedro, CA 90731
San Pedro, CA 90731
- (310) 732-1303
That is it for now I will add part two next week and hopefully finish the series there is still a lot stores I need to document. Pedro heads give me some feedback even if you already did on the old blog.