convenience store

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convenience store

n.
A small retail store that is open long hours and that typically sells staple groceries, snacks, and beverages.

convenience store

n
(Commerce) chiefly US a shop that has long opening hours, caters to local tastes, and is conveniently situated

conven′ience store`


n.
a small market that carries a limited selection of goods and is open long hours.
[1960–65]
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Noun1.convenience store - a store selling a limited variety of food and pharmaceutical itemsconvenience store - a store selling a limited variety of food and pharmaceutical items; open long hours for the convenience of customers
shop, store - a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services; "he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod"
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There are physical and geographical layers to Tokyo's food, starting with the eclectic, hi-tech vending machines on the subway; the conbini convenience stores where you can order yakisoba pan (fried noodles in a bun) or rice balls; then the street food, like yakitori (chicken skewers), tempura and ramen.
At the "Lawson" conbini (convenience store) across the Tokyo Film Center's School of Arts the salesman admits he has no curiosity about Indo-kei in his midst; two young students who join the conversation concur.
Convenience stores, or "conbini", as they're known in Japan, began popping up in Japanese neighbourhoods 30 years ago.