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Friday, September 30, 2016

Storefront Report: Grocery delivery business to set up shop in Silver Lake*

Yummy.Com, a small but growing grocery store chain and delivery business, is reportedly opening a Silver Lake outpost in what is now the Natural Mind salon building, according to the Los Feliz Ledger.  Located  on Griffith Park Boulevard near Sunset Boulevard,  the new Yummy.com Fresh Market will overlook a polka-dot covered pedestrian plaza that will be closed off to vehicle traffic (the building’s parking lot still opens up on to a side street). Owner Barnaby Montgomery, whose company pledges to delivers groceries in 30 minutes, told the Ledger that he thought the “neighborhood needed more fresh food.”   Will Montgomery be freshening up the tattered vertical garden that covers the building or take it down? The Eastsider has contacted Montgomery for more details.

* Update: Montgomery said that he’s impressed with the “potential of the vertical garden” but “we’re not sure if the neighbors would like us to maintain or remove it. In any case, we will make the vertical garden nice, or we’ll remove it.  I don’t think it’s good for the neighborhood to maintain the garden in its present condition.”

Yummy.com store in Playa Vista

The Silver Lake store will carry 75 varieties of fresh fruit and vegetables and 25 varieties of fresh meat.  “Right now, residents in the immediate vicinity must get in the car or bus to buy a pound of ground beef,” Montgomery said via email. “Instead, we hope our proximity encourages our neighbors the walk or bike to our store.  For those who drive, we have a large surface parking lot which is very unusual for the area.  We operate a store in Playa Vista [pictured] that is similar our Silver Lake store, because without us, our neighbors would have to get in the car or bus to get a pound of ground beef or fresh chicken for dinner.”

Montgomery said an opening date has not been set.



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23 comments

  1. sounds good to me. I want fresh beer delivered to my house in under 30.

  2. Finally! something we need, the fact they deliver is going to be a big plus!

  3. Is this strictly an online/delivery service… or will there also be a storefront to capitalize on foot traffic from the pedestrian plaza and farmers market?

  4. I wonder what the delivery radius will be.

  5. I like the looks of this! Thought Erewhon was looking at this space though?

  6. This is absolutely perfect for the junction.

  7. great but when? i need stuff to make dinner tonight.

  8. Bleh. So much rather have Erewhon in the spot. I am more into local products than what Yummy has to offer with large brands. The $100 delivery min is a bummer too…

    • just so ya know its $100 for “free” delivery not $100 delivery min

    • From previous news articles, it sounded like Erewhon originally was looking at the vacant circuit city for a full market (however the children’s hospital is keeping it for offices) or this space (but as a scaled back boutique version of their store). I think that would’ve been less than ideal for most neighborhood shopping… I mean do we really need another “general store” that sells artisan jams or $9 bags of imported pasta?.

      Perhaps now that this spot is off the table, Erewhon will keep looking for a larger building to open a full service organic market along Sunset.

  9. I’m personally excited 🙂

  10. Seeing it as it is.

    Perfect.

  11. I live up a stair street, over 100 stairs to get to my front door mwahahahaha.

  12. Polka dot street……..closed off to traffic? Whos bright idea is that?

  13. LOVE THIS!

  14. Whoo-hoo! I want goodies delivered! Can’t wait.

  15. Wonderful news for the neighborhood. Yummy has amazing food – try the chicken salad, it’s ridiculously good.

  16. please keep and maintain the Vertical Garden

    please keep and maintain the Vertical Garden

    please keep and maintain the Vertical Garden

  17. love yummy’s

  18. While I can’t afford a boutique grocery store I do not like the idea of continuing to perpetuate markets that sell laundry detergents with dangerous chemicals, proctor and gamble products and meat from, as far as I can research, some unknown source. Does it have to be so black and white to live healthy and conscionably. Even Tjs sells Toilet Paper from recycled products.

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