Sometimes, you just have to keep doing a great thing, even when it isn’t necessarily profitable. When Green Grocer moved onto Lower Greenville a few years ago, it promised access to organic and GMO-free food to residents that had long been deprived of a local grocery store. Still, despite the continuing popularity of naturally-oriented fare, Green Grocer struggled and ultimately decided to close their doors earlier this month.
Now, they’ve decided to reinvent instead of giving up on the idea altogether. According to a post on Green Grocer's Facebook page, the store will transition into GG Micro Market. “Guys, we are really excited about this but we ask you to be patient with us as we try and relaunch a much smaller concept without any of the costs that come with running a 7-day-a-week, 13-hour-a-day, multiple department business,” read the post. GG Micro Market will remain in the former Green Grocer space, but the offerings will be significantly pared down.
Since closing, Green Grocer has continued to operate as a pick-up spot where customers can pick up quarts of house-made bone broth. In addition to that uber-trendy health elixir, GG Micro Market will re-open the juice, smoothie, and coffee bar, but the deli will stay closed, at least in the beginning. No word yet on which of Green Grocer’s paleo, gluten-free, and organic offerings will still be available, but the store’s owners encouraged curious diners to scope out the store when it reopens this week.
GG Micro Market will officially debut on Wednesday, January 27. It will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, and will open from Wednesday-Friday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.