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Hurry, Hurry: 7th/Metro Subway Station Will Soon House Rush Snack Bar

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Rush Snack Bar (Image courtesy Andrew Cohen)
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Downtown's 7th/Metro subway station, which serves the Red, Purple, Blue, and, eventually, Expo lines, will soon be home to a convenience store in the stop itself. The Rush Snack Bar could open as soon as the end of this month, says blogger Brigham Yen, who has the background info on the new retail endeavor.The unique retail space is located underground near the station's Hope Street entrance. While in other cities it is not uncommon for a transit station to house some sort of convenience store, in Los Angeles, we have yet to have one on our current Metro system. While the main concourse of Union Station, a Metro, Metrolink, Amtrak and bus hub, does have food and convenience retail, those shops are not located within the subway station proper, like the one at 7th/Metro.

Here's what's in store for the Rush Snack Bar, according to owner Andrew Cohen: “a variety of fresh juices; All different types of pastries; Salads, sandwiches, sodas, chips and gourmet coffee.”

Cohen told Yen that he is marketing to the diverse clientele of the neighborhood and who use the Metro subway station, and cites similar outposts in Europe as his inspiration. "Very clean, fresh, and deliver a great product at a very inexpensive price." Inside the shop, Cohen plans to have "music playing with good vibes hoping every customer’s 1-2 minutes will be enjoyable and [that they] will return.”