Weaver Street Market to open Raleigh location
Posted December 6, 2017 10:10 a.m. EST
Updated July 13, 2018 1:47 p.m. EDT
Raleigh, N.C. — Weaver Street Market will be opening a location in Raleigh.
The popular co-op food market will be opening in The Dillon, a mixed-use development in the downtown Warehouse District, Kane Realty announced Wednesday.
"This move reflects our long-term plans to expand into new downtown locations where we can share the co-op experience with customers who value sustainable food and healthy communities," said Ruffin Slater, Weaver Street Market’s co-founder and general manager.
The Raleigh location, which is slated to open in the summer, will offer fresh produce from local growers, prepared foods from the co-op’s kitchen and bakery and a large selection of beer and wine, which will also be sold by the glass. The market will also include a tasting kitchen for cooking demos and event space.
Those wishing to dine at the market will have seating options including an outdoor balcony overlooking Hargett Street, indoor seating and sidewalk dining.
Weaver Street Market, which was founded in Carrboro nearly 30 years ago, currently has 20,000 co-op owners, including several hundred in Raleigh, and partners with more than 100 local and independent food producers. The market also has locations in Hillsborough and Southern Village.
Every Weaver Street Market employee earns a wage that exceeds Orange County’s living wage. This year, Weaver Street Market contributed $265,000 to food partners focused on addressing food insecurity and other community needs in Orange County.
The Dillon, which is expected to be completed next year, includes an 18-story office tower with retail space and two six-story apartment buildings. It will take up an entire city block bound by South West, West Martin, South Harrington and West Hargett streets.