Scoop: People’s Market to reopen in former Earl’s Grocery space

Scoop: People’s Market to reopen in former Earl’s Grocery space

Earl's Grocery closed in July 2021. Photo: Emma Way/Axios

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Beloved Dilworth café and community hub People’s Market finally has some good news to share: They’re back.

The big picture: Almost two years after owner Cory Duran closed his flagship location, he’s signed a lease for People’s Market to reopen in the former Earl’s Grocery space in Elizabeth.

  • Equally adored among locals, Earl’s closed in July.

What’s happening: Duran tells Axios he’s targeting a late winter or early spring 2022 opening.

“I’m beyond joy,” Duran says. “I really wanted to hold out as long as I could to get the right place. I just felt like this is the right place.”

  • Duran credits Nichols Company for helping him land this hot piece of real estate.

[Related Axios story: People’s Market’s long road to reopen]

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Cory Duran searched for the right location to bring back People’s Market for nearly two years. Photo: Emma Way/Axios

What to expect: The 7,100-square-foot space is slightly smaller than the original space on East Boulevard, but it’ll have a similar feel after some cosmetic work, Duran says.

  • Earl’s even already had a yellow awning — People’s signature color.
  • There will be a couple changes, Duran says, but “who we are and what we are is not changing. The energy and the vibe will still be there.”

Menu: The all-day café, restaurant and bar will have an array of food and drink options from coffee to beer on tap to a number of “creative” dishes Duran and his team say are a work in progress.

Location: The new People’s Market will be located at 1609 Elizabeth Ave. in Elizabeth near the Visulite Theatre and Viva Chicken.

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