A rep from Local 360 writes to say it’s lights out for the restaurant’s neighboring mercantile, which opened in late June. Though the eatery anchoring First and Bell is often abuzz, the retail arm fell victim to too few customers.
Before it opened owner Marcus Charles told Nosh he envisioned the space serving as an “oversized pantry” for the neighborhood. Indeed, it stocked produce, freshly cut meats, dairy, libations, and baked goods but apparently wasn’t enough to draw a steady crowd. Charles shuttered the operation on Monday.
The space will undergo a minor remodel to accommodate large groups, chef’s dinners, and private events and is slated to reopen by the end of November.