Durham Magazine December 2021 / January 2022

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Durham’s first package-free grocery store celebrates strength in neurodiversity BY R E NE E AMBR O SO P H OTO GR AP HY BY JO HN MICHAE L SIMPSON

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obody will ask you “paper or plastic?” at Part & Parcel. Instead, simply pick up a Bull City Boomerang Bag cloth tote, which customers are welcome to borrow and reuse, and start checking items off your grocery list from the rows of glass canisters and bulk bins that hold a rainbow of dry goods like dehydrated carrots, chocolatecovered pretzels, Caballo Rojo Coffee beans and organic French green lentils. On another side of the store, metal jugs house olive oil and vinegars near a Fillaree lotion and soap refill station, handmade Ask the Trees utensils and home cleaning supplies. Part & Parcel opened at 600 B Foster St. on May 12, 2021. Tucked between Kotuku Surf Club and Ellen Cassilly Architect, the

RIGHT "The only way you are going to make change in the way someone thinks and believes is over time and through experience and exposure," says Part & Parcel owner T Land. "We thought a grocery store would be an awesome place to fulfill our mission."

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