The Washington City Paper has details on the new shop to be opened by Jackie Greenbaum, proprietor of the legendary Quarry House and the eponymous South Silver Spring restaurant. The new store, Jackie’s a Go-Go
...will be part takeout, part bakery, part meat market, part package store, part chocolate shop, part housewares department, and part tchotchke dealer.... When the store opens in late March, Greenbaum expects to be hawking a haphazard assortment of cakes, chocolates, cheeses, frozen meats, and charcuterie, mostly produced in-house or locally by the likes of Eco-Friendly Foods in Virginia. Refrigerated cases will be stocked with baked goods by Greenbaum’s part-time pastry chef, Beth Christianson, or with cured meats by her full-time toque Sam Adkins.(I have to admit, I had to look up what charcuterie was. We didn't have highfalutin' stuff like that in Silver Spring when I was growing up... we ate beef jerky.)
I'm all about this development... especially with regard to the increased availability of gourmet chocolates and cheeses. They also plan to have a large beer and wine selection, provided the Montgomery County Liquor Nazis don't get in their way.
Perhaps most amazingly, the shop will take over a space formerly occupied by a hair salon, which pretty much bucks the trend of the last two decades.