What's the best way to help out a struggling Mom & Pop convenience store in the Walmart age? Buy every last item in it.

That's exactly what a team from art collective The Art of Convenience did on May 20th for the Hercules Fancy Grocery in West Village, NYC. Employing the least impressive suitcase of cash I've ever seen, the group spent six hours literally emptying the place.

Check out Storebuyout.com for the grand total and your chance to buy a BIC lighter ensconced in arylic for $75 (the case makes it ART). [via StoreBuyout]