SAVANNAH, GEORGIA — Corporate life has never been Natia or Josue’s preferred professional atmosphere. So it has been an adjustment picking up shifts at a downtown craft grocery store chain.
“What’s the big deal?” Natia told us, walking over to Josue with two cherries in her hand. “We were clocked out! Just a bunch of bureaucrats around here.” They tapped the cherries and quickly ate them, throwing the stems on the ground.
Josue and Natia used to work shifts in a local dimly lit cocktail den on the Southside neighborhood. Since the pandemic, they’ve pivoted their discerning tastes over to craft grocery stores.
“This is so good; great choice. Mind if I have a little nip with you?” Josue asked while weighing a lump of cranberry goat cheese. He scooped off a chunk and spread it on a rice cracker behind the counter.