If you’re from NYC, you know the importance of your local bodega (mini grocery store). From eggs to espresso, they’ve got you covered. Bodegas are institutions you can count on almost any hour of the day.
Kimo Elsayed is the owner of Red Hook’s bodega, Mini Mart, located on the corner of Pioneer and Van Brunt Streets. He works tirelessly to provide goods for the community and opportunities for his sons Mohammed and Omar. It’s paid off: Omar began working full-time for Morgan Stanley this week and Mohammad, who is fluent in Japanese, is currently traveling across Japan.
We had fun making this short video of Kimo. If you’re in the neighborhood, be sure to swing by Mini Mart and say hello. He also makes a very good cup of coffee.