Former Townhouse/Secret Safeway in North Dupont to Become A Grocery Store Again – Glen’s Garden Market

Former Townhouse/Secret Safeway at 20th and S St, NW

Back in Aug. 2010 the Secret Safeway closed at 2001 S St, NW in north Dupont. For a hot second I thought the space might become an H Mart.

Finally word comes out from CityBiz Real Estate:

Glen’s Garden Market, a new grocery store specializing in produce, meats, poultry, and dairy products from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, has leased 10,084 square feet at 2001 S Street, NW, Washington, DC from 20th and S Associates, LLC.”

From Glen’s Garden Market:

Coming Spring 2013

At Glen’s Garden Market, shoppers will be able to select from the Chesapeake Bay watershed’s finest produce, meats, poultry, dairy products and specialty foods in a space designed to celebrate seasonality and offer unprecedented access to environmentally sustainable, locally grown foods. We will strive to source exclusively from farms and purveyors in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York and West Virginia. In addition to the products we have all come to expect at farmers’ markets (produce, dairy, meat and some specialty foods), we will offer regionally made beer and wine, an assortment of locally sourced prepared food and locally roasted coffees. Glen’s Garden Market will also include a communal eating space composed of tables made from reclaimed wood, which will also serve as a venue for in-store events including talks, classes and demonstrations. Glen’s Garden Market will continue the long-standing tradition of innovation in food passed down by my father and uncle (Glen and Jay Rosengarten), both grandfathers (Herb Brody and Marty Rosengarten), and my great grandfather (Sigmund Rosengarten). We look forward to seeing you there!

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  • This is very exciting! I really miss having the option of stopping at a grocery on my way home from work to pick up fresh produce, and it sounds like this store will be great.

  • Their Facebook page already lists their address as 2001 S St NW, so I guess it’s official 🙂 This will be a tremendously awesome addition to the area.


  • YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I hope it’s good. Sounds like it will be a great addition to the neighborhood!

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  • This is awesome!!!

  • alxindc

    Yeah, that Safeway on Corcoran is getting sub-par recently. Times, they are changing…but Spring 2013 is a year away 🙁

  • This is fantastic! I’m so excited!

  • That’s awesome. Getting really sick of the Soviet Safeway being out of basic staples. Hopefully this will be a good alternative, and prompt Safeway to step up their game.

  • I’m looking forward to this. I was afraid the renovation of this building wasn’t going to bring in anything useful in terms of retail. This could be great. I hope it’s priced reasonably enough to go to on a regular basis.

  • Nice! I hope it’s not ridiculously expensive (I’ll manage my expectations though). On a related note, the exterior renovation of this once uber-hideous building has really made that little corner look A LOT better.

  • Wonderful news. Cannot wait for you to open.

  • Could this description of the store contain any more buzzwords?? The only thing this place is missing is an artisanal charcuterie station to round things out. Sounds like the market is searching for an identity and will be just another over hyped and over priced establishment.

  • So, so happy!!

  • BIG IMPORTANT NEWS! We WILL shop there. Look forward to welcoming you to a very great neighborhood.

  • anyone curious about the history of Glen’s? Who owns it? What’s their business history? Are they successful? Where can we go for answers?

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