Union Kitchen to Open ‘Old School Corner Grocery’ on 3rd Street NE

by Andrea Swalec January 5, 2015 at 3:55 pm 1,072 2 Comments

Old Martin's Market (Photo via Google Maps)The old Martin’s Market space will sell kitchen and household basics again.

The entrepreneurs behind Union Kitchen are planning a cafe and small grocery store at the corner of 3rd and F streets NE, co-owner Jonas Singer said.

“It will be a combination of a comfortable coffee shop and … harken back to its history as an old school corner grocery,” he said.

The 1,000-square foot storefront at 538 3rd St. NE will serve coffee and a “cafe menu” with Union Kitchen products like cookies from Blind Dog Bakery.

“We won’t be a restaurant with a full kitchen, but we’ll have a simple menu that people can nosh on,” said Singer, a 32-year-old LeDroit Park resident.

The Union Kitchen team, which provides professional kitchen space to food startups like Capital Kombucha and Broodjes & Bier, is planning outdoor space behind and alongside the shop. They’re working on designs now.

“It will have a homey feel for people to hang out and enjoy a cup of coffee or a sandwich, and we’ll also sell basics like paper towels,” Singer said.

They’re hoping to open the shop by mid-year, and are applying for a license to sell beer and wine.

Photo via Google Maps


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