Speculation has been building for months about the Heights General Store, which has taken over space in the iconic Harolds building next to Torchy's Tacos, and this week more details — and a placeholder website — have emerged.
"Basically, Heights General Store will be a neighborhood natural food market," a company representative tells CultureMap. Though she asked to remain unnamed, she explained that she's a local who has lived in the Heights for 10 years — and she definitely knows what the area lacks.
She promised to "appreciate history" by keeping the Harolds sign up on the east end of the building.
A market will sell locally-sourced produce, artisan products and general merchandise, and a full-service restaurant component will offer a brick pizza oven, a deli and other fresh fare during breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Build-out has not yet begun on the space, which will comprise approximately 10,500 square feet, including an outdoor rooftop terrace where guests can "overlook West 19th Street, enjoy something to eat, have a drink," said the representative.
She promised to "appreciate history" by keeping the Harolds sign up on the east end of the building in honor of the late clothier.
Though the Heights General Store representative acknowledges that the store can't be everything to everyone, it aims to crowd-source the neighborhood for wants and needs — just send any stocking requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The store has set this summer as its opening date.