Mr. Mc’s, the neighborhood bodega from Launderette, is closed, but it’s only for a brief amount of time. The official word from the the team is that it is “temporarily closed for renovations over the next few months,” without offering any further details. The store sold off much of its goods, from beer, wine, and prepackaged items.
Last spring, Rene Ortiz, Laura Sawicki, and Margaret Vera transformed the original Mr. Mc's into a convenience shop with New Orleans-inspired deli items (muffuletta, peel-and-eat shrimp, boudin links) and soft serve ice cream with various fun toppings. Plus customers were able to pop open any beer or wine bottles and cans and drink on site.
Along with the Holly Street restaurant, Ortiz, Sawicki, and Vera also oversee both locations of Fresa’s Chicken al Carbon, the drive-thru on North Lamar and the restaurant proper on South First.