Photo courtesy of Rob Collins
Above is the new store front for Allegheny City Market, which will be opening by the end of March 2014.
By Alyse Horn
A new grocery store will be opening in the old location of Doug’s Market, which closed on December 7, 2013.
Rob Collins, owner of Bryant St. Market, 5901 Bryant St., said he will be opening Allegheny City Market at 1327 Arch. St. at the end of this month.
Collins said he decided to take on the location shortly after Doug’s closed. Collins, who resides in Manchester, said the main reason for opening a second market was because of the success from Bryant St. and because he lives on the Northside.
Since acquiring the location in December, Collins said he has been making major renovations to the store and it will look significantly different compared to the old décor.
The market will stock regular items, as well as specialty items such as gluten free, organic and all natural products. Collins said similar to Bryant St .Market, the Allegheny City Market will also sell as many local products as possible.
Collins said the size of the store is proving to be a challenge, “but we’re going to try and pack as much stuff as we can” into the store.
Because of the lack of space, fresh produce will be limited.
Collins anticipates opening day for the store to go well, and encourages Northsider’s to stop by and see how things are coming along.