Vibrant neighborhood markets are part of the fabric of great cities. Built in 1925 as a Safeway store, the one-story brick building at the southeast corner of Colfax and Fairfax Street was Fairfax Hardware until 2005. Paul and Pete Marczyk bought the vacant property in 2011, taking the structure down to bare walls to construct a new food market and adjacent wine shop. The now bustling local market provides fresh produce, fine meats and gourmet ingredients.
Full glass front windows animate the once obsolete, shuttered eyesore. Reclaiming existing materials, the original bow truss timber ceiling was restored and the pristine oak floors found under the old linoleum floor were repurposed for the wine store. Thoughtful landscaping provides parking and ample space where the local community comes together for one of summer’s best events: Burger Night—every Friday!