Pear and the Pickle, the new café and market at 1800 Rialto St. in Troy Hill, opened Wednesday, April 13 to the public. Current hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday through Saturday.
Bobby Stockard and his wife Alexis Tragos are the owners, and are currently offering NY style deli sandwiches that are made to order, a full espresso bar and coffee by Stumptown.
The market also has limited grocery items and produce, but in the coming months will be stocking the shelves with local produce, canned and dry goods, sundries, dairy products, and bakery items. Stockard said a rooftop garden is also in the near future.
Troy Hill resident Nicole Moga said the cafe is a welcome addition to the neighborhood, as the “community desperately needed a gathering place and good coffee.”
“Alexis and Bobby have hosted the community on several occasions before they opened, and their space and presentation are impeccable,” Moga said. “The take out food and general store are icing on the cake.”