Best Use of Space, 1997

Pronto Food Mart

Using the approximate space of an efficiency apartment, owner Hank has managed to pack in 75,000 varieties of beer and everything else you can possibly imagine, from pipe cleaners to water pistols to food products to toiletries. And the guys that work the counter are poetry in motion – the perfect mix of standoffish band dudes, smart-ass geniuses, cute longhairs, and Noam Chomsky experts. It's more than a six-pack; it's an adventure.

Pronto Food Mart
4301 Duval St., 512/452-7974

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