So long, Tom Boy…

So Tomboy Supermarket  (some might say the 'notorious' Tomboy Market) is no more. Perusing the handful of articles and posts about the location over the years offer a conflicted portrait of the El Moore's rugged neighbor on the east side  opposite corner of Second Avenue. If there is any kind of common thread among the commentators, it's safe to say there is agreement that Tom Boy Market would never be confused with Whole Foods. But then again, that was never Tom Boy's intention. It's true the market was known for awhile to be a bubbling hub of seamy activity that had little to do with grocery shopping. Hookers, pimps, junkies, and other regulars of the once-upon-a-time Cass Corridor that now seems to be fading into the rear view mirror hovered constantly in the vicinity, as if … [Read more...]