Vineyard Food Market

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The Vineyard Food Market (formerly Triple T's) is a convenience store and wine shop located in the Crestwood Shopping Center at 5522 Crestwood Boulevard. It has been operated since 1998 by Iranian brothers Tony and Tim Vaziri.

On the evening of July 14, 2009 one of the owners exchanged shots with a Stephen Wittkop, who had just robbed the store at gunpoint. Wittkop died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound which may or may not have been accidental.

In 2018 Tony Vaziri opened a second Vineyard Food Market in the Thomas Jefferson Tower in downtown Birmingham.

References

  • Crowe, Christina (July 27, 2006) "Pack of Smokes and a Smile." Black & White
  • Gray, Jeremy (July 14, 2009) "Police say dead robber suffered multiple gunshot wounds." The Birmingham News
  • Gray, Jeremy (July 15, 2009) "Vineyard Food Market robber died of self-inflicted wound." The Birmingham News