A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from April 07, 2021
“This pandemic ain’t over until Costco starts serving free samples again”

Costco (a big-box retail store chain) became famous for offering its members free samples of some products, but this was suspended in 2020 during the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

“I’ll know the pandemic is truly over when Costco offers free samples again” was posted on Twitter by Jim Eagle on October 27, 2020. “This pandemic is not over until Costco gives out free samples again” was posted on Twitter by joey garcia on January 8, 2021. “This pandemic ain’t over until Costco starts serving free samples again” was posted on Twitter by nerds on March 31, 2021, and this tweet went viral (over 120,000 likes).


Wikipedia: Costco
Costco Wholesale Corporation (doing business as Costco Wholesale and also known simply as Costco) is an American multinational corporation which operates a chain of membership-only big-box retail stores. As of 2020, Costco was the fifth largest retailer in the world, and the world’s largest retailer of choice and prime beef, organic foods, rotisserie chicken, and wine as of 2016. In 2021, Costco was ranked #10 on the Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.

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Jim Eagle
@up_failing
I’ll know the pandemic is truly over when Costco offers free samples again
5:06 PM · Oct 27, 2020·Twitter Web App

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joey garcia
@joeytehgreat
This pandemic is not over until Costco gives out free samples again.
1:22 AM · Jan 8, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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a different arrangement
@notawsumgurl1
i need this pandemic to end so that costco starts giving out free samples again
1:18 PM · Jan 20, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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Joseph Majkut
@JosephMajkut
The pandemic will be over when Costco has free samples again.
6:05 PM · Mar 13, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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David Ho
@_david_ho_
Replying to @eroston and @JosephMajkut
The pandemic is over when most people are willing to accept Costco’s free samples again.
6:10 PM · Mar 13, 2021·Twitter Web App

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Ghost in Real Life
@iamaghostduh
This pandemic is over as soon as Costco starts handing out free samples again
6:10 PM · Mar 21, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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Shelby Lofton
@ShelbyWKYT
I’ll know the pandemic is (close to) over when Costco starts giving out free samples again
10:27 AM · Mar 22, 2021·Twitter Web App

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nerds
@neda_jahanbani
This pandemic ain’t over until Costco starts serving free samples again.
11:26 AM · Mar 31, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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More Crazy Stuff
Poster based in Spain · April 7, 2021 at 8:09 AM ·
THIS PANDEMIC AIN’T
OVER UNTIL COSTCO
STARTS SERVING FREE
SAMPLES AGAIN.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Wednesday, April 07, 2021 • Permalink