There were only a couple of places on the Garden Isle where a kid could buy a frozen Slurpee or Icee. The Convenient Food Mart was one such mecca. “Convenient”, as it was called back in the day, is located on High Street directly across from the main entrance to Lincoln Park. The store was also known as The Lincoln Market (original name) and Bonfaire Market (currently).
The store was once owned by Jack Farina, father of Lincoln park rat Cliff Farina. No wonder they had an Icee machine!