Shaw is getting a new hyper-local food hub just months after losing another.
Homegrown convenience mart Union Kitchen Grocery (UKG) is opening a third location — and its second in Shaw — later this year inside the space formerly occupied by Glen’s Garden Market (1924 Eighth Street NW). The grab-and-go eatery and nitro cold brew destination is an ideal replacement for the already-built out grocery, beer bar, and cafe carved out of the Shay development.
Union Kitchen Grocery will slide inside the now-defunct space in late summer or early fall, according to real estate sources. Popville first picked up on the prospective swap.
UKG‘s original location near Union Station (538 Third Street NE) debuted in May 2015. A second one twice the size of the flagship store landed inside the Walter E. Washington Convention Center last year.
The growing brand, which aims to make each location more consumer friendly than the last, plans to open an additional location in Franklin Square at a later date.