Fresh option coming to Findlay Market

Posted at 9:45 AM, Feb 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-04 11:41:58-05

CINCINNATI -- There's good news for those seeking fresh food options in Over-the-Rhine.

The owners of the organic stand Fresh Table at Findlay Market plan to add a full-service grocery store in September adjacent to the market complex at 1818 Race St.

Owners Meredith Trombly and Louis Snowden say the 5,700-square-foot Epicurean Mercantile Company will include a lunch counter offering freshly prepared foods gathered from the grocery’s retail space and prepared by Chef Dan Jensen in front of guests.

The grocery store will service the needs of all income brackets, offering a variety of fresh foods, shelf-stable foods, libations, personal hygiene items and seasonal gift items.

The Epicurean Mercantile Company is part of the $24 million Market Square development, revitalizing the entire 1800 block of Race Street adjacent to Findlay Market.

Fresh Table currently makes ready-to-eat meals, including salads and entrees, in its exhibition kitchen using mostly organic ingredients from local sources. About one-third of those dishes are vegetarian. The stand has no set menu, so they can serve what's fresh and available.