How would you explain ‘Piedad’ in the context?
Almost the whole night reading and copying, until the candle burned out. This morning Mother said stop being lazy and run to the market. We need coffee, corn meal, and fruit, but really cigarettes. Mother could go for one year without food, but not one day without her lip sticks.
The Piedad market had no cigarettes. The old women there were smoking cigarettes but said they didn’t have any because it’s Friday. They said, Try the one south of here, the Melchor Ocampo market. Just walk south on Insurgentes to the next little town from here, Coyoacán. Take the lane called Francia. That market has everything.
How would you explain ‘Piedad’ in the second passage? I look the word up in an Spanish-English dictionary, and found that it means ‘piety’. My question is could it simply be the name of the market?