“It allows us to put our products in front of the consumer in one place,” says Cullen Gilchrist, who co-owns Union Kitchen with Jonas Singer.
Additionally, Union Kitchen Grocery will sell meats and freshly prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner to-go as well as produce in partnership with Healthy Corners, a program through DC Central Kitchen which helps make fresh fruits and vegetables available in food deserts.
The 1,000-square-foot market, with some indoor seating and ample patio space, will round out its offerings with craft beer, wine and a full coffee program similar to that at Blind Dog Cafe, a cafe in Shaw that Gilchrist and Singer also co-own with Noah Karesh. Beans will be provided by Compass Coffee.
“It’s not a bougie take on a corner store,” says Gilchrist. “We’ll have a nice mix of local products and standards,” including Cheez-Its and Coke beverages.
The two hope to open the business in late May.