We were able to connect with Jessica Caldwell, who will be opening the shop at 12th and Dickinson we told you about last week. And the best part is that it’s going to be more than just an organic grocer.
The store will be named Miss Lilia’s General Store, after her 22-month-old daughter. Caldwell told us she plans to “take the corner grocery/convenience store to the next level” with a selection of quality produce with emphasis on local and organic, plus grocery products, fresh coffee, bakery items and deli meats & cheeses.
“We hope this summer to also serve ice cream and expand our deli to offer sandwiches and salads, providing seating outside so people can soak up the nice weather when it finally gets here,” Caldwell said.
Another twist on the concept is that she plans to plans to also sell vintage home decor items like cookery, wall hangings and other knickknacks.
“Since we’re also a family of collectors, we’ll be selling vintage and antique pieces to give it that true general store feel, taken from mine and my mother’s Etsy site Yard Sale Sisters,” she said. Stuff like this:
Neat. She said she hopes to open in late February, though we’re skeptical on that since the construction outside is still going on and Caldwell is still working full time managing a retail store. We’re putting the over-under at March 15. Any takers?