We’re in the midst of a food movement. The trend to small format grocery has been in the making for several years now but combine this with pedestrian focused walkable neighbourhoods and the local food/small farm explosion and you see a return to sole proprietor small urban grocery stores. Who really needs two glued together family size packs of Fruit Loops anyways!
“It’s no coincidence that thriving urban areas tends to have a great urban grocery anchor. I think of Vincenzo’s in Waterloo or Pusateri’s in Toronto as examples of the type of Urban grocery that will anchor The Gaslight District” says Scott Higgins, President of HIP Developments.
Be it a local butcher, dairy, baker, a sustainable fishery or an organic farmer The Gaslight Market will focus on sourcing fresh, local fare all in one convenient stop and a one minute stroll from the lobby of The Gaslight Condos.
“We love the idea of food being local and of supporting our community,” says Higgins, “The urban market at The Gaslight District will complement the Cambridge Farmers’ Market, and provide residents with fresh food at their doorstep and eliminate the need to drive to a big box food store and endure an aisle dance with an oversized shopping cart!”
The Gaslight Market is set to open in the first phase of the project and will serve not only those that call The Gaslight District home but will also become a regular stop for those visiting The Gaslight Square.
“VINCENZO’S IN WATERLOO OR PUSATERI’S IN TORONTO ARE EXAMPLES OF THE URBAN GROCERY THAT WILL ANCHOR THE GASLIGHT DISTRICT”