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It's just me who thinks that the Green Zebra store on the campus of Portland State University in Oregon ought to be rechristened "Green Phoenix" - it just strikes me as appropriate since the store had to be closed down during the pandemic but reopened about a year ago.  I've always liked the format - there are some pics below - but it hasn't been an easy nine years for founder/owner Lisa Sedlar.  But she's hanging in, is out there hustling up new financing, is making adjustments, with a stubborn belief that there is a future in a healthy convenience store.