RICHMOND, Va. — Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market, the natural and organic specialty food store which postponed expansion to Washington, D.C. earlier this year, is again planning to open in the nation’s capital, reports said.
The retailer in April announced that the poor economy would delay its planned fall 2010 debut at DCUSA project, a shopping complex under development in Washington’s Columbia Heights neighborhood. A recent report in the Washington City Paper said, however, that the retailer was in final lease negotiations and anticipated opening a store at the complex in early 2011.
Founded in the 1980s as an offshoot of a vegetarian restaurant, Ellwood Thompson’s is known for its support of the “farm-to-table” movement. A company spokesman was not immediately available for comment.