After five years of work by the City of Rockville and Federal Realty Investment Trust, Dawson’s Market held its grand opening tonight in Rockville’s Town Square. A grocery store had been slated as an anchor for the Town Square since its inception, but an initial tenant’s bankruptcy and threatened lawsuits by a competing liquor store caused delays, as well as finding a grocery willing to move into space smaller than is typical today. Fortunately, Rick Hood, president of Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market in Richmond, was looking to expand and found an ideal location in Rockville. The Richmond store is named for the two streets that intersect at that store’s location; the Rockville store is named for longtime residents of Rockville (e.g., Beall-Dawson House, Dawson Farm Park).
Dawson’s Market is now open and customers will find it emphasizes local and organic food, and discover such nice amenities as beer and wine departments, juice bar, and a cafe. Many people have compared it to Roots or a small version of Whole Foods. Parking in Town Square is available free for two hours with validation and you’ll find the store at the corner of Washington and Beall, near the modernist Suburban Trust Bank building.
Parking is available free for two hours with validation and you’ll find store at the corner of Washington and Beall, near the modernist Suburban Trust Bank building.
Cheryl & David
Folk ‘N Great Music
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Hope you’ll join us for our upcoming shows:
Saturday, November 3rd 8pm. Cliff Eberhardt & James Lee Stanley (both separately & together doing”The Doors” music)
Saturday, December 8th 8pm. Sara Hickman (with special guests Stuart Markus & Laura Zucker)
…And MUCH more to come in 2013!!!
Thanks! Made the patch and reading should be a bit smoother now.