While driving down the streets of Pyongyang in our coach, occasionally I'd see one of these small shops. While there weren't a ton, it did seem like there was some variety as you would occasionally see them just 50-100' apart. To me, it's just one of the hundreds of small little things that makes North Korea unique.
There is always a bit of talk that things are choreographed in North Korea. As if tens of thousands of people were scheduled to be walking around from point A to B, hanging out in certain places. Frankly, the scale is just too large for me to believe that, but I did enjoy getting just a glimpse of what life is like inside North Korea.
A small store kiosk in Pyongyang sits closed, awaiting to be open.