‘It’s a blessing’: Market at 25th set to open in Church Hill

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — For residents of Richmond’s east end, a locally owned grocery store has been decades in the making. 

The Market at 25th is set to open in Church Hill Monday morning. 

On Wednesday, 8News got an inside look around at the grocery store. 

“We haven’t had a store in this area for over 26 years,” said Market at 25th Ambassador Johnnie Green III. “And it’s a blessing for us to have this here.”

When shoppers enter the store, they will be greeted by flowers and reminders of the history of Richmond’s Church Hill neighborhood. 

The store is working with the ‘Virginia’s Finest‘ program through the department of agriculture to carry locally made products. 

“Long term vendors from the state of Virginia,” Market at 25th director Jae Scott added. “All the way to smaller vendors that are just starting. For example, our ‘Nona’s.’ This is the first time they are appearing in a retail grocery store.”

The Market at 25th will also be helping with transportation for shoppers by offering free van rides home for RRHA residents, as well as $3 Lyft rides for those within in a 3-mile radius.

The store also features the locally-run ‘Hope Pharmacy.’

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