Sign Going Up at the Former Townhouse/Secret Safeway at 20th and S St, NW
Back in June 2012 we first learned Glen’s Garden Market would be opening up in the former Townhouse/Secret Safeway at 20th and S Street, NW.
In Oct. 2012 we also learned they’d be selling local wine and beer.
In Dec. 2012 we learned some cool history and that they’d be opening April 21st. The day has nearly arrived. I was able to stop by and snap a few photos while the store was getting finishing touches. I’m happy to say here’s another incredible transformation – especially remarkable for those who remember what the old secret Safeway looked like.
For those not familiar with Glen’s – their website explains:
At Glen’s Garden Market, shoppers will 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. The store will showcase foods grown or created by farmers and artisans in DC, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York.
The store itself was constructed using sustainable building materials as well as highly efficient lighting, refrigeration and cooking equipment. Additionally, doors have been installed on the service cases to avoid wasting refrigerant. The bar itself is made of recycled paper. Consistent with the store’s environmental focus, minimizing waste will be a priority at Glen’s Garden Market. No paper or plastic will be available at check out and used only as absolutely required in other areas of the store. The store will offer only reusable bags made from recycled content. Additionally, the store will separate out compostable materials from garbage and recycling and provide it back to local farmers to complete the composting process and use as fertile soil in their fields.
Glen’s Garden Market will be open from 8am until 10pm, seven days a week.
Lots more photos after the jump.
View from front to back
Bar area up front
Beer to go
Huge deli in back
coffee to go