Josephs Market closed for remodel three months ago,
while product rots on the shelf
Joseph’s Bi-Rite Market in Bishop has had food sitting on the shelves for nearly three months. The new own- ers, Sam Kahlil, Mike Kahili and Ray Akkari purport they are remodeling. The men bought the Bishop and Lone Pine stores in March.
A thick stench of rotting food and stale bread hangs over the store and has seeped into the neighbor’s place, the Bishop Twin Theater.
The theater owner, Holly Ta- tum Mullanix, said there have been a couple of nights where the smell has been unbearable in the auditorium.
Jamie Cleland Bell, from Body and Soul across the street, told The Sheet there have been mice running through her shop in the mid- dle of the day while fruit flies have filled the air and buzzed around faces of customers. She’s had to place mouse traps.