By Allen Appel
In the quarter century since he has owned his little store in West River, Elias Jaser has sold many oranges and bananas, but they have never before been displayed so beautifully, or prominently.
That was the opinion rendered by the owner of the George Street Deli as his West River convenience store debuted Monday afternoon as the fourth “New Haven Healthy Corner Store.”
That designation means that Jaser has permitted the folks from the city’s Health Department and the Yale School of Public Health to provide him with spiffy signs and display cases to make those healthful alternatives to junk food more attractive than ever.
That was the verdict of Joandrea Pecunia, who has been coming to the George Street Deli, near the square at Norton Street, for at least 10 years. Normally she goes down to Stop & Shop to get produce.