General store coloring pages

In the Dominican Republic, a colmado is the country’s equivalent to a general store. Colmado literal translation is ‘full to the brim’ implying its great density of goods in a small space. The colmado is much more than just a general store, for it offers a social gathering point for the residents of the town or neighborhood. The colmado is an important institution in the Dominican Republic serving as an economic, social and political center for every small community. It is common for colmados to have loud Dominican music such as merengue, bachata, or salsa playing. A common pastime for Dominican men is to play dominoes and drink a beer at their local colmado on Sundays. Another particularity of the colmado is that they provide delivery service of their products directly to the customer’s dwelling. Products range from beer, snacks, toilet paper to flash lights and canned food.

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