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Sign for an Organic Market Coming Soon to former Z Mart space Returns to H Street

by Prince Of Petworth February 10, 2014 at 4:00 pm 14 Comments

806 H Street, NE

Back in February of last year we first learned that the former Z Mart space located at 806 H St, NE would become a Chez Hareg Organic Market. They were originally supposed to open in April but there had been very little visible progress. At some point the coming soon sign had also disappeared. I’m happy to share some photos from a reader that show the market is still coming. Updates when they open.


  • anonn

    won’t this compete with whole foods?

    • Anonymous

      sorta, kinda. Most people will go to the Whole Foods because of their larger selection and reliability. This store will gain the attraction of the H Street hipsters who don’t want to give a penny to corporate america.

      • Anonymous

        I think they decided to do this before the Whole Foods was announced. Maybe the hold-up was them reworking their business plan to determine if they could still survive at this location.

      • Anonymous

        Or someone who doesn’t want to deal with a monstrous Whole Foods line when they just want a quart of milk….

        • Nolo

          Or for someone who wants to pay even more for that quart of milk than you would pay at Whole Foods.

          • Anonymous

            $3.50 with a 20 minute wait vs. $4.50 with no wait?
            Looking at my most recent paycheck, 20 minutes of my time is worth well more than $1. Especially if the market is closer to my house than WF.

      • anonn

        h street has hipsters still?

        • Santos Boliviera

          did it ever?

    • Anonymous

      Whole Foods isn’t coming in for another couple of years, no?

    • AJNE

      Whole Foods isn’t supposed to open until fall of 2016, so this has time to build a base. Plus if the Whole Foods is delayed any, it might be three years before H St sees a WF.

  • anon

    I believe a fall 2016 opening for Whole Foods is best case scenario. I think 2017 is more realistic.

    • happy camper

      Hey, don’t jinx it!

      I’m rooting for even earlier than Fall 2016!

    • Anonymous

      I live on the same street as the new WF and it can’t come soon enough, but I think you’re correct. Murray’s isn’t even closed yet so I’m not sure how they could even deliver by that date?

  • Anonymous

    I was beginning to wonder if this was still happening. Very happy to see it is!


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