Washington, DC

Georgia and Webster Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

In partnership with the Latino Economic Development Center, we’ve been working with corner store owners on Georgia Avenue (Petworth) on re-merchandising and re-thinking their operations, product offerings for this new economy — vastly different than when they opened their operations 20+ years ago.

Especially with the recent chatter over this Silicon Valley startup, I would love to pose to the greater PoP community, what are they looking for from their local corner store? What types of products? What type of ambiance? What would make you frequent that corner store for a cup of sugar, a stick of butter — your neighborhood shop — instead of driving to Walmart?

I’d love to feature Uneeda Market (photo above.) The owner has an amazing vision and story. I’ve attached a few photos here: fresh baked cookies made each day; the best morning deal — a cup of coffee and breakfast sandwich for $4.50; and his homemade Ethiopian beef and curry chicken meals for $5.95.”


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