I visited Charlotte this afternoon because I needed a quick change of scenery and I had some errands I could just as easily do there.
While driving around, I snapped a photo of this former A&P on Freedom Drive, which I often do when I’m in the area:
I came home and got started looking at some old video from 1999.. It turns out I was also in Charlotte exactly twenty years ago today (on a visit home from San Francisco, where I lived at the time) and just happened to shoot video of this same former A&P for what was then the very new Groceteria.com:
So there you have it: the oldest and newest pictures I have of the former A&P on Freedom Drive, coincidentally shot exactly twenty years apart to the day.
I’m not sure when the tree burst forth from the asphalt…