The new Curb Market
opened today in the Crosstown Concourse. The space at 9,000 square feet is over three times the size of the old Cooper market at 2,200 square feet.
Owner Peter Schutt says the old building didn't have the floor space to facilitate a simple truth about most shoppers: they prefer one-stop shopping.
So, in addition to all the local goods Curb is know for (Judy's Pound Cakes, Dr. Bean Coffee, loads of local produce, Crazy Good items, and on and on), they now carry dry and can goods. But it's a carefully curated selection of dry and can goods — lines like Amy's and Amish and European butters, and organic and whole grain goods.
They also have a salad bar and a hot-food bar.
Schutt says once they get the kinks ironed out of the operation, they'll have a proper grand opening and start having classes.
One thing Schutt says is notable about the new Curb Market is its meat counter, which features local meats and corned beef and pastrami and bacon.
"It's the finest butcher between Nashville and St. Louis," he says.