The signs on the doors and cash register confirm that it’s so: Soapstone Market’s last day will be December 31st, 2018.
Around this time in 2015, we wrote:
Our 2013 Van Ness retail survey revealed a hunger for a specialty market and deli selling prepared carry-out meals, and perhaps also employing a butcher for the more ambitious home cooks. A few respondents specifically mentioned Broad Branch Market as an example. Did the owners of the Chevy Chase market hear our cries?
We were excited about the news that Broad Branch Market’s owners, Tracy Stannard and John Fielding, were preparing to open Soapstone Market at 4465 Connecticut Avenue. Soon after its November 2016 opening, we discovered that beyond the bar, the prepared food and the groceries, Soapstone provided a much-needed “third place” – a neighborhood gathering place that had been missing before.
Soapstone Market will be missed. We knew that before we read the comments on Popville.
Stay tuned for more on Soapstone Market’s final weeks, and what’s coming in.