CHICAGO — Foxtrot, an upscale convenience store chain that recently announced plans to double its footprint in 2021 thanks in part to a fresh round of funding, opened the doors to its first store in Washington, D.C, and its 11th store overall.
The store opened March 1, bringing under-an-hour delivery, local beers and fine wines, chef-prepared meals, curated gifts, everyday essentials and more to the Georgetown neighborhood it serves.
Foxtrot, which also has stores in Chicago and Dallas, will open a second store in Washington, D.C., in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood on March 22.
"Our D.C. openings are the culmination of several years exploring neighborhoods, meeting with local makers, and tasting all the best this amazing city has to offer,” said Foxtrot co-founder and Co-Founder and CEO Mike LaVitola. “We're looking forward to introducing our unique blend of curation and convenience to Washingtonians.”
The Georgetown store features a high-performance coffee bar, an extensive selection of beer and wine curated by Foxtrot’s in-house sommelier, and an all-day cafe offering seasonal chef-prepared foods, including a mapo tofu bowl and pork and chili tacos created exclusively for Washington, D.C., stores by locally celebrated chef Erik Bruner-Yang.
With every delivery order made March 1-2, Foxtrot will donate the delivery fees to the Power of 10 Initiative, the restaurant industry nonprofit initiative created by Bruner-Yang, whose mission is to bring restaurant workers back to work and provide access to food for those who need it the most.
Chef-prepared meals, including fresh salads made daily, are available for grab-and-go purchase.
Foxtrot carefully curates its products and brands, with a focus on local. At the Georgetown neighborhood store, customers can find Washington, D.C.-area products such as Ice Cream Jubilee, Vigilante Coffee, Mason Dixie, Pluma by Bluebird Bakery and Anxo Cider.
The store has an expansive floor plan, with plenty of seating for customers to enjoy a house-poured wine or cold beer from Foxtrot’s rotating tap selection. An outdoor patio area is another option for those hoping to stay a while.
Both Foxtrot locations in Washington, D.C., will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. They will open in compliance with the government’s social distancing guidelines while following the company’s current safety standards, which include mandatory face masks, glass dividers at coffee bars and 6-foot distance vinyl on floors.