The Bronx bodega where the tragic teenager Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz was murdered by a crowd of gangsters Trinitarios is still the scene of mourning and angry protests – and some neighbors still do not go.
Guzman-Feliz, 15, was a refugee in the Cruz and Chiky grocery store on East 183rd Street and Bathgate Avenue on the day of his murder – and died after workers at the bodega had cleared them. gangsters to drag him outside.
The bodega soon became the center of the community's anger and kept its doors until new owners occupied it months later.
It is now called Yayis Deli and Grocery.
"There are people who come and are just angry," said an employee who requested anonymity at The Post on Saturday, a day after five of the Trinitarios who attacked Guzman-Feliz were found guilty. of murder.
"They come in and give us wicked looks. There is nothing we can do about it. "
The police are regularly posted outside and a sign on the door says: "ALL ACTIVITIES ARE CONSIDERED TO HELP PURSUE ANY CRIMINALITY CONDEMNED AT THIS FACILITY".
"It does not matter," that there are new owners, the neighbor Maria Barbosa, 47, told The Post her own boycott of the bodega. "That's where it happened. I will not go back there.