In a RichmondBizSense.com article published this morning, J. Elias O’Neal gives us a little insight into the mystery of what’s going on in the former S&K grocery store.
“S&K Supermarket is no longer operational at the location. Former store owner and manager Chong Kim could not be reached for comment Friday.
The market has been a fixture in the neighborhood since the early 1990s. It sold produce and meats, along with toiletries and other items residents were hard-pressed to find in an area with limited access to a full-scale grocery store.”
You aren’t kidding! I noticed last week that the area’s only grocery store was closed and got the same sinking feeling I had when the Bank of America moved out. Knowing a new tenant’s already secured is heartening, but not knowing WHO is eating at me because, c’mon! I’m a Nosy Nelly! HA! Whoever is moving into the space is still hush hush, but it won’t be long before we find out. When I drove by this afternoon, demo of the interior had already begun.
Development is rapidly increasing on our beloved BPB (here’s another BizSense article on other storefronts getting the rehab treatment in our area) and I, for one, am cautiously excited. Who wouldn’t love to see another grocery store or other business beneficial to the community in the building? That’s out of our hands now, so we just have to wait and speculate. If you would like to posit a guess on the new tenant, or share with us your wish list for potential businesses, hit us up in the comments or on our social media accounts.