Tony's Market sits on a gravel parking lot at a corner of 35th Avenue Southwest and Southwest Barton Street that's near about nothing. Tony's moved

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Tony's Market

Tony's Market sits on a gravel parking lot at a corner of 35th Avenue Southwest and Southwest Barton Street that's near about nothing. Tony's moved to the spot after the stand's namesake owner, Tony Genzale, sold his property in Burien, where he'd been a fixture for 18 years. "So many people make the extra stop to shop here," says Genzale's son, Joey, of the four-mile move. "Our customers are so loyal, thank God." Both Genzales rise at 5 a.m. every morning to hit up various well-cultivated sources for the deal of the day, reflected in prices which, if they're not the lowest in the city, are damn close. "My dad has so many different sources; all the local farmers know him," says Joey. "Whenever there's a special on something, he's the one who gets the first phone call. He's built such good relationships with warehouses and local farmers. [They] drive us a good bargain, and boom: less overhead and a cheaper price. Or a lot of times, Costco and the grocery stores over-order, and instead of it going to waste, we get it for a good bargain." Another thing about Tony's is the music—all Dean Martin, almost all the time; and when it's not Dino, it's Sinatra. Dino—given name: Dino Crocetti—is "the man" to Tony, says Joey, who adds: "All the customers, they get into it. It's just a different experience here."—Mike Seely

 
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