Saturday, November 8, 2008

Carleton Market

I checked out the open house at the new Carleton Market in Georgetown today.

IMG_5782

If you like what you see here, pay them a visit on the corner of Carleton and Warsaw. Their for-sure hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, with possible additional hours to be announced later.

This liquor license belonged to the old Country Inn roadhouse, which occupied this building a hundred years ago.

IMG_5784

The roadhouse became a grocery in 1911.

IMG_5793

According to the Friends of Georgetown History, "Ghost hunters gave identified several spirits residing in this building, including a Mediterranean-looking man in a white apron who haunts the storefront, and a prostitute who leans out of a second-story window."

Not only does this place have a better story than the AM/PM, it has better food too.

IMG_5788

I know an actual Swiss person who buys this brand of fondue. It's good.

IMG_5786

IMG_5790

IMG_5797

IMG_5794

I was a little disappointed that I didn't see any Cherry Garcia frozen yogurt.

IMG_5789

So I added that request to their already varied list.

IMG_5795

I'd go to Full Throttle Bottles for my bubbly, but they do have some champagne on hand if while shopping you suddenly decide you need to celebrate something.

IMG_5799

IMG_5787

They also have some wine and beer. (They don't carry malt liquor, but Duvel's a quick drunk with its 8.5% alcohol content.)

IMG_5809

IMG_5814

They also have some South Park beers.

IMG_5811

Today they sampled some of their selection (not of alcohol, unfortunately) for the neighbors.

IMG_5785

IMG_5801

IMG_5803

IMG_5806

IMG_5800

IMG_5813

The Carleton Avenue Grocery is located on the corner of Carleton and
Warsaw, just south of the Hat & Boots (Oxbow) Park.

5 comments:

Columbia City Blog said...

This post makes me very, very happy. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I had no idea a store like this was opening so near to us. Looks like my kind of place. Thanks for posting!

Anonymous said...

Hours are still to be determined on the weekends... but for sure 4-8pm Mon-Fri!

la dele
the new corner grocer

la dele said...

I should say, you can get a yummy cup of coffee and a piece of fruit on your way to the bus in the morning. We open at 7am weekdays ... sorry no espresso.

Anonymous said...

Looks GREAT!!!!!! We will be in soon to do some shopping..Errol :-)