1924 8th Street, NW

From a press release:

“Glen’s Garden Market will open its second store on Saturday, December 5th in Shaw (1924 8th St NW) with a Grand Opening Party from 12PM-8PM. The all-local grocery store opened its first location in Dupont Circle on Earth Day, 2013. While a slightly smaller space, the Shaw location will provide nearly all of the same offerings as its sister store including groceries, fresh, local produce, a full-service deli and a craft beer and wine bar. The new space will also feature indoor and covered outdoor seating. (more…)

1525 Wisconsin Ave, NW

More about Via Umbria here:

“Our authentic Italian market is dedicated to the bounty of Umbria, the rustic region known as il cuore verde d’Italia, the green heart of Italy. We’ve been immersed in its rich culture for decades and our deep relationships with local artisans and purveyors give us rare access to products of exceptional quality and authenticity. Discover the finest Italian olive oils, Italian pasta, delicious chocolates, succulent sauces, handpainted ceramics, beautiful linens and much more. We invite you to explore the best of Italy’s unique cuisine and crafts today!”

Hours are currently “7 AM (coffee and pastries!) to 7 PM (pick up a pasta, sauce, and some kale after work for dinner). We are closed on Thanksgiving, but open ever other day.”

Photo courtesy Via Umbria

Stand by for a Grand Opening around December 5th.

loading the Piccolo Piaggio courtesy Via Umbria

1924 8th Street, NW

Glen’s Garden Market has also applied for a liquor license that says:

“New cafe will be a communal eating space. Market and café will sell locally made beer and wine for on and off premise consumption. Total Occupancy Load is 86. Sidewalk Café with 51 seats.”

With hours listed as Sunday through and Saturday 8 am – 10 pm.

T-26 days as they say.

looking north to Florida Ave


From a press release:

“Jazz Up Your Shopping at Petworth Safeway Tonight!

Friday, October 9 from 5 until 7 pm

WHAT: The Petworth Safeway is excited to welcome multi-talented performer Aaron Myers, who will perform in the store’s café area,. Whether guests have time to stop and listen, or simply enjoy the music as they grocery shop, this is the part of an ongoing live jazz series at the store.

WHERE: Petworth Safeway
3830 Georgia Avenue, NW (at Randolph Street)

WHO: Aaron Myers is a Texas native and US Army veteran who began playing piano at the age of 3, and has spent most of his life to date playing, singing, directing and composing music. He released his newest album – The Lion’s Den – just last week.”

965 Florida Ave, NW

From a press release:

“Ward 1 D.C. Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau released the following statement after D.C. Council approved a bill to move forward with the development of affordable housing, a Whole Foods and market rate units at 965 Florida Ave NW. The land is located in Ward 1.

“This is great news for the community. All told, it will bring 106 units of affordable housing as well as a Whole Foods full-service grocery store to an area that needs more affordable housing options.

“As a strong supporter of affordable housing, I’ve worked hard to move this building forward from before my time on the Council and as a Councilmember. This is the first development in the District to follow the District’s newly-adopted affordable housing rules, which means 30% of its units will be affordable. In particular, these units will be made available to some of our most vulnerable residents and families making between 30-50% of the area median income.

“This strong affordable housing component is why the building is supported by the nonprofit, nonpartisan D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute and by the Coalition for Smarter Growth. ANC 1B, which includes the parcel, also recently passed a resolution in support of the development.”