Posts Tagged ‘Yes! Organic Market’

Plans Canceled for Yes! Organic Market at H Street Playhouse Site

The grocery invasion takes a step back: Plans for a Yes! Organic Market at the site of the former H Street Playhouse have fallen through, Yes! owner Gary Cha confirms.
The Frozen Tropics blog reported in April that a Yes! store was coming to 1365 H St. NE, though Cha told me at the time that [...]

It’s a Grocery Invasion!

With a new Giant supermarket opening tomorrow at 300 H St. NE, this is as good a time as any to explore the massive supermarket influx taking place in the central and east-central part of the city. (Call it greater Mid City East if you like, or don't if you don't.) There's the Trader Joe's [...]

The Latest in the Yes! Renaming Saga

A new year, a new twist in the story of the Yes! Organic Market east of the Anacostia River. First came the news that the Fairlawn store was closing after more than two years of heavy losses, despite a $900,000 grant from the city. Then, Yes! owner Gary Cha changed course and decided to keep [...]

Where Anacostia Most Needs a Grocery Store—and Why It Might Not Happen

As even the most casual reader of this blog knows, Anacostia has a supermarket problem. The neighborhood just lost its only grocery store, and the struggling Yes! Organic Market in nearby Fairlawn closed last week (though it'll reopen under a dubious renaming plan). In this walkable, relatively densely populated neighborhood, there's no one who doesn't [...]

Fairlawn Yes! Closes Today, Will Reopen as Conventional Grocery by Dec. 22

The Yes! Organic Market on Pennsylvania Avenue SE in Fairlawn is closing today and will reopen as a conventional grocery store by Dec. 22.
Yes! owner Gary Cha announced last month that he'd be closing the store in December after more than two years of heavy losses. Then, last week, he changed course and said he'd [...]


Here's some puzzling news: The Yes! Organic Market in Fairlawn that was set to close this month amid more than two years of heavy losses will remain open under a new name, "Healthy Gourmet Market."
According to the Post's Jonathan O'Connell, Yes! owner Gary Cha was persuaded by conversations with neighbors, city officials, and his landlord to [...]

More on the City’s $900,000 Grant to the Closing Yes!

My column today looks at the upcoming closure of the only Yes! Organic Market east of the Anacostia River and its implications for future retail in the area. But due to space constraints, I wasn't able to delve too deeply into the history of the $900,000 grant the city provided in 2010 for Yes! owner [...]

The Organic Verses

There were just two shoppers at the Yes! Organic Market in Fairlawn last Friday afternoon. Entire aisles of refrigerated shelves were empty and dark, never to be refilled.
“This is the healthiest place to go,” said Lachuna Johnson, 24, who lives near Good Hope Road SE in Anacostia. “The other places have more artificial food. Today, [...]

Yes! Organic Market Interested in Bruce Monroe Site…Eventually

Well, it's been a while since we checked in on Bruce Monroe, the former Brutalist school that was demolished to make way for some basketball courts and random trees. Don't worry: They're not going anywhere anytime soon.
But Adrian Washington, half of the only development team to respond to the request for proposals that the Deputy [...]

Some Supermarkets Are Getting Sweet Deals

Last week, we took a look at the Supermarket Tax Credit, which was supposed to incentivize grocery stores to locate in underserved areas. Walmart isn't asking for the break, even though three of its planned six stores would qualify. An astute commenter noticed that the District's newest Whole Foods in Foggy Bottom would also qualify, [...]