It appears as though the U Street corridor will lose a spot for groceries, beer and wine early next month.
Best DC Supermarket, located at 1507 U St. NW, will close on May 2, according to an employee behind the counter there. The employee did not provide their name or elaborate on why the store was closing.
From now until May 2, many of the store’s items will be sold at a discount to clear out the remaining inventory, the employee said. According to signs plastered on the front door of the business, groceries are half-off, and beer and wine will be sold at a 30 percent discount until the business closes.
The market has operated in the neighborhood for “several decades” under several owners, according to the Meridian Hill Neighborhood Association.
Best DC Supermarket was the subject of a Washington Post article wherein the author detailed how the shop was riding a “wave of gentrification” in 2008.