Consumer-oriented businesses are becoming more globalized with every passing decade, making it more difficult for local businesses to compete. Part of the problem is that big chain stores can offer so much more, thanks to infrastructures that cost millions to maintain. One breath of fresh air within this dynamic is The Green Shack Market Place in San Bernardino. This small business offers so much more than just local deli fare.
Aside from being an excellent deli with 4 ½ stars on Yelp, Green Shack offers a number of services you wouldn’t expect from a local market. Believe it or not, you can book travel at Green Shack with every need covered. They can help you with airfare, hotel, a rental car, and cruises. For another example of unconventional services, you can also get your taxes done at the market with their certified CPA. Another convenient offering is a notary on site, and passport applications too.
Even with all these unique options, the Green Shack has some excellent food too! Their hot subs include The Joker (pastrami with caramelized onions and all the works), their version of a Philly Cheesesteak, and their “Mafia Meatball” sandwich. You can also get cold subs like tuna or chicken, and excellent paninis.
For locals, Green Shack is a gem: excellent food with additional services included. If you’re visiting, it’s worth swinging by just to experience the subs, and see how one small business is providing the community with added value that goes well beyond expectations.