Jul. 11, 2008 at 9:48am
That's right, Thea's Market down on Dock Street is open and worth a stop. The specialty market is in the southwest corner of the Thea's Landing building just across the walkway from the Museum of Glass. The place is stocked with all kinds of goodies that co-owner Jayna Marshall hopes to expand upon soon. There are quality pastas, snacks, sauces, drinks and even some locally smoked salmon in the refrigerator case -- just to name a few things. Jayna is working hard to keep her operation as local as she can and organic where possible but without sacrificing quality.
So far they're doing a good job and will be doing more soon. She's working on bringing local dairy and, for all you who want a grocery downtown, produce! That's right, she's doing some dancing with the health department but fully intends to have fresh produce available. Another feature for the cooking challenged like myself will be simple dinner/meal ideas posted that folks could assemble there.
When I stopped by the other day I left with only a great little hummus and pretzel crisps cup since I had little more room on the Vespa. With the sandwich I already had it made for a great addition to my meal and was generous on the tasty red pepper hummus.
Much luck to Thea's Market! If you wan to stop by their generous hours are M-Sat 10am-8pm and Sun 10am-6pm. Here's to hoping that critical mass down on Dock Street with more residents and a train-free connection via the "D" Street overpass will prove good for them and everyone down there. It's on my ride home so I hope to make it an alternate stop to dining out.
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by FunkomaVintage on 7/11/2008 @ 10:29am
|It's pretty. It's like a Mini-Metropolitan Mkt. Mark and I can walk down there from our apt, so that's nice. Still holding my breath for a real Life market downtown.....Hope I don't die before I get old.....|
by Erik on 7/11/2008 @ 10:55am
|Thanks for the coverage Kevin. You were right on it.
They were smart to put so items by the windows.
Hopefully, this will serve as an anchor to attract more people and make leasing other space there feasible.
One can now buy some things and eat on the benches on the Foss outside.
by Erik on 7/12/2008 @ 1:52pm
Here's what I found at the adjacent Dock Street sandwich place:
by KevinFreitas on 9/2/2008 @ 4:29pm
|New sign out front of Thea's Market I saw today says they do indeed now have beer and wine.|
by dawntown on 9/2/2008 @ 5:16pm
|Whaa!! No BEER!! Aaahhhh!!!
Although I have another home on the web I thought it might be nice to lead by example a bit and put this blog system up to the test myself.
So far, so good... Funny how I build web tools for other people that are far better than the one's I have setup over on KFnet.
Hey Clear Channel, Clean Up Your Crap!