Funny Argentine Store Names, Salta Edition

Move over, Home Depot. Ladies and gentlemen, I present your one-stop shop in Salta, Argentina for tools, electrical and plumbing supplies, appliances, and housewares.

Gay Gas, Salta, Argentina [image used courtesy of Jennifer Richardson]

Wait, I know what you're thinking…why's it called Gay Gas if it's actually a hardware store?

Gay Gas, Salta, Argentina [image used courtesy of Jennifer Richardson]

My best guess is that, in addition to their stunning array of picnic coolers, fans and hot water heaters, they probably provide compressed natural gas in cylinders for cooking and home heating in areas where public gas lines don't exist (a fairly common scenario in Argentina).

Gay Gas, Salta, Argentina [image used courtesy of Jennifer Richardson][Sorry, but if you need to hit up Gay Gas on a Sunday, you're out of luck.]

A big thanks to reader Jennifer Richardson, an American expat living in Salta in Northwest Argentina, for these photos!

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