The market and cafe posted this message on its Facebook page on September 24th:
With very heavy hearts, we have some sad news to share. Uptown Market will be closing permanently.
Our last day of service will be Sunday October 2nd. Join us for a last dinner, brunch or stroll through the market. All prepared foods, beer and wine will be 25% off through our last day of business.
Thank you for your support.
An additional message, in the post’s attached image, hinted at the reasons: “The past two years have been difficult for all hospitality businesses, and we have not been immune to those struggles.”
Uptown Market got a warm welcome from the neighborhood upon its October 2019 opening at 4465 Connecticut Avenue, which included a “welcome to the neighborhood” message from Bread Furst owner Mark Furstenberg. But within a few months, Covid-19 turned the hospitality industry upside down. Uptown rapidly implemented changes including online ordering and delivery.
Soapstone Market occupied the space from 2016 to 2018.