Sam Barqawi owned Sugar and Spice, the store on the NE corner of Frankford Avenue and Foulkrod Street for almost 25 years. He was always very helpful to the police. Yes the store was open all night and a magnet for trouble but he did his best to counter that by having the best surveillance system on the Avenue that helped identify quite a few criminals. It was no secret and he was proud of it and would tell the drug dealers they weren’t welcome there.
He was honored by the 15th District Advisory Council in 2013 for his cooperation with the police and generous support of the PDAC over the years.
There is a new business at that location. The new name is Lowi’s Market.
Thanks to Mark Montenaro for the tip.