A little organic grocer called Ginger Snap’s Grocery has opened in Italian Market, the first sign of the 9th Street institution’s recently announced effort to attract a wider variety of merchants.
Back in January, the market’s business association took over management of the stalls from the city with the intention of plugging up the holes in stands in front of vacant stores. Ginger Snap’s sits on a newly constructed stand in front of the vacant 907 S. 9th St., near Anthony’s coffee shop.
Owner Dorrie Gilbert says she’s selling a variety of organic produce, as well as products such as honey, pickles and chocolate sauce. “There were a variety of things that attracted me to the market. I want to live and work in the neighborhood that I live, and I see great potential in the Italian Market,” Gilbert told us in an email. “A bit of variety thrown into the mix is just what this business corridor needs.”