Dent Place Market Is In; Ben & Jerry’s Is Out

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Dent Place Market opened on July 8; Ben & Jerry's will close on Aug. 31.

Good things come to those who wait. A new corner market is opening this week at 1643 34th St. NW in Georgetown. The previous occupant, Le Petite Corner Store, closed last year.

“Dent Place Market is a boutique market located on the corner of 34th Street and Dent Place. We will serve fresh coffee by Vigilante and Bullfrog Bagels in the morning. Our products range from pantry staples to really fun snacks, with a focus on being local,” said owner John Michael Kushner, who grew up in Washington, D.C., and went to school at nearby Holy Trinity.

“Dent Place Market wants to honor the spirit of Georgetown while redefining what a neighborhood market sells,” according to Kushner. “Great wine, local craft beer, innovative snacks, fresh pastries.”

Along with Mount Desert Island ice cream and other gourmet items, there’s even a herb garden outside for customers to clip some greens.

The Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop at 3135 M St. NW, near the intersection of M and Wisconsin Avenue, will close on Aug. 31 after 25 years. Franchisee Karen Morse has another shop at the Wharf in Southwest.

The store — a 2,308-square-foot main floor and a lower level of 850 square feet — is available for lease and its contents are being offered up for auction at Rasmus Auctions, according to the Washington Business Journal, which first reported the store’s closing.

“I can’t say specifically the cause for the Georgetown closure, but I can say that we look for locations that have high foot traffic and are attractive to tourists,” spokesperson Laura Peterson told the Journal. “The District Wharf location is vibrant and has a lot of foot traffic.”

 

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