生利木行 sang lee co.

2015.7.2 | 灣仔皇后大道東 225-229 queen’s road east, wanchai

sang lee co wanchai 2015jul

木行,一條大街一個社區中,感覺上總有一家貿然安坐其中。很有趣的一種商舖,平常不會幫襯,但又好像息息相關;而且門面常常駐守好幾個哥哥或叔叔或伯伯,隨時準備上落貨的模樣。

對這家生利尤其感覺親切。因為婆婆的家從前就在附近,這店一直在此。從前門前還有巴士站。

暫時沒有辦法考究其歷史,但我猜有四十年以上。

最愛這店,當然是那紅色粗體書法店名,那「利」字還有曳筆。英文大寫方正,名字沒有提到行業,想當然地覺得是含蓄表現。

this is a timber company. i cannot find the history of this shop, but my guess is that it is at least 40 years old, because my grandmother used to live not far away from here and it existed at this place then.

it is an odd type of shop in this city. you are bound to find one around every big neighbourhood , business opened long ago and seems still working fine. you don’t really buy from there yet you feel somehow they are selling necessities.

i have a special connection to this shop for the reason mentioned above, and because of the impressive signage of the shop. the red bold shop name well calligraphic in chinese and the english name is neat and tidy and subtle.

 

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