Sunday, July 26, 2009

Come to SW, Taylor Gourmet!

In this week's Washington Business Journal, it was reported that Taylor Gourmet, an Italian gourmet deli and market, will open a second location at the City Vista development in NW. The original Taylor Gourmet is located along H Street NE and opened in 2008. Taylor Gourmet sells Philly-style hoagies, market items like pasta, gelato, and imported cured meats & cheeses, as well as Italian wine and beer. If you haven't been there before, it's worth a visit. I went for the first time today and had the 9th Street Italian hoagie. It was one of the better hoagies I've had in DC. By the way, they also deliver in SW. In the WBJ article, it states that owners Casey Patten and David Mazza are scouting other locations for the concept. Here's a suggestion...open one here in Southwest, perhaps at Waterfront Station. So far, Safeway and CVS are the only two retailers that have committed to open at phase one of Waterfront Station, which is scheduled to be complete during the first half of 2010. The developers of Waterfront Station are looking for local retailers to fill in some of the space and Taylor Gourmet fits the bill. We already have a couple Potbelly's, Subway, and Quiznos in the neighborhood, but Taylor Gourmet is more than just a sandwich shop. What do you think?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't mind TG making a third home in SW. I think the bigger story here is Waterfront's utter failure in attracting retail for a true mixed-use community. CVS and Safeway make nice anchors, but it's the local shops that make any destination vibrant. Hopefully between Waterfront and Arena Stage, we can spur some satisfying development.

Anonymous said...

Never tried Taylor Gourmet. Sounds delicious! Is there a list of good restaurants that deliver here in Southwest?

Anonymous said...

Maybe I'm overly optimistic, but I'm confident that Waterfront Station will be able to attract a nice mix of retail once it opens next year. I'm sure retailers are reluctant to commit given the economic conditions right now. Sounds like Taylor Gourmet would be a good first step...

SWill said...

I haven't come across a list of restaurants that deliver here, but in my experience, most of the places in Chinatown and Capitol Hill deliver in SW, although notably, The Old Siam on Barracks Row does not :-(

Anonymous said...

Urfa Tomato Kabob also doesn't deliver to SW, despite my arguing that it's less than 2 miles to my house, and they deliver further away than that in NW (maybe they'll eventually give in, but until then I'll have to walk/metro for my kabobs).

That said, I haven't had any problems ordering from most places in Chinatown or Capitol Hill.