Miss Lilia’s General Store opened this week at 12th and Dickinson with most of its stock and a temporary sign.
The term “general store” certainly describes the vibe in that you can get just about anything in the small corner grocery, from sandwiches and quinoa pasta to diapers and cleaning products.
We told a couple months back that it would be organic grocer (we put the over-under on opening at March 15, off by only three days). But some commenters who worried that it might cannibalize from Green Aisle around the corner need not be worried. The store has lots of room to grow if it’s going to be considered an organic grocer. So far, there’s a decent selection of produce, local honeys and a couple shelves of green or organic products.
But most of the stock leans toward a standard corner deli at this point, with an added dash of Mexican flair (tortillas, dried chiles and herbs, tomatillos, etc). Owner Jessica Caldwell says she’s not yet completely stocked and that she’s open to suggestions.
We also told you that she would be selling antique housewares and other old-timey items, and she’s delivered on that promise. The tops of the shelves are dotted with all sorts of decorations, kitchen scales, baking-goods containers – even a wicker fan. No prices that we could see, though, so they seem more like decorations.
There is also coffee from a Bunn-style carafe made with a house-blended mixture of Caffe Galdiero beans, bagels and other pastries from Las Rosas near 8th and Morris. And candy. Tons of candy.
Caldwell said she also hopes to add ice cream, more sandwiches and outside seating. So, stop in, pick up a sandwich, and offer some friendly, neighborly constructive criticism.