Raymond's Five Points Market

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Raymond's Five Points Market in May 2006

Raymond's Five Points Market was a longstanding convenience store and hot dog stand located at 1904 11th Avenue South near Five Points South.

The store got its start in 1947 when Raymond Josof bought an existing fruit stand with funds he borrowed from his fiancée Louise.

In 1983, Josof sold the business to his son, Raymond, Jr, but still worked every day at the counter. The business began selling hot dogs and other fast foods in 1989, using a sauce developed by Josof and Bob Stephens. The shop suspended food service in 2001, then reopened the hot dog stand in November 2011.

Raymond III worked alongside his father at the store. The business closed in 2022.


  • Crowe, Christina (July 27, 2006) "Pack of Smokes and a Smile." Black & White
  • Brimley, John A. (June 19, 2011) "Like father, like son and grandson: Birmingham's Raymond's market register still cha-chings." The Birmingham News
  • Hubbard, Russell (December 2, 2011) "Five Points South hot dog spot back in business." The Birmingham News