John's Wok on Spring & Western was, until a couple days ago, the closest convenience store to Seattle Weekly World Headquarters. But now, where overpriced bags of Doritos and hangover-curing breakfast sandwiches were once viewable, butcher paper and a "for lease" sign shroud John's street-level corpse.
John's Wok has been serving West Edge office dwellers on-the-go grub and beer since before the West Edge was dubbed the West Edge. That downtown micro-district's focus group-named (NoPi came in second; it should have won) didn't really stick, save for Harbor Steps' West Edge Market, which, coincidentally, is where we just had to walk in order to purchase a large bag of Erin's' popcorn. If you thought John's Wok was overpriced, a rude awakening awaits once you wok your ass up them steps.
The last time we were so distraught over a John croaking, his name was Lennon. Strawberry Starburst forever.