Now Open: Rock Creek Market

Shewangezaw Tilahun , Owner of Rock Creek Market
Shewangezaw Tilahun , Owner of Rock Creek Market

The wait is over, and in my opinion it was worth it. Rock Creek Market opened this morning at 7:30 am. In talking to Shewangezaw Tilahun — owner of the market — there is still a lot to figure out. Chief among the issues are establishing fixed operating hours. These will likely be adjusted over the next couple of weeks to better serve the neighborhood’s needs.

Another thing that still isn’t completely set is what will be carried at the market. While they have a good selection of items already, they have a sign up sheet at the counter so you can tell them what you’d like to have in the store if you don’t see it.

There is still more to come. They have not obtained their license for beer and wine yet, but that should be soon. They are also working on getting a deli license which will allow them to sell coffee and sandwiches.

Stop by and check it out. When you do, you’ll likely meet Shewangezaw’s daughter, Meron, who is managing the store.

(The images for this post were supplied by Lauri Hafvenstein)



More photos after the jump
Meron opening market for business

Meron opening market for business

One of the market's first customers

One of the market's first customers


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11 Comments on “Now Open: Rock Creek Market”

  1. Eddie R. Suarez Says:

    WELCOME to the neighborhood guys!!!!!

    We are looking very forward to meet you and to support you as well. I’m a neighbor in Rock Creek Church Rd living in the other side of the street, in Petworth. ; )

    Welcome again and best of luck!!

    P.s . We will spread the word!!

  2. Shawn Says:

    Wow, this looks amazing. I am going to check it out this week! How late at night do they stay open?

  3. Kent Says:

    From the conversation I had with them (and if my memory doesn’t fail me), they should be open to at least 8, and perhaps as late as 10. They are still trying to figure out what their regular hours will be.

  4. IMGoph Says:

    congrats for your neighborhood! good to see that more quality corner stores are opening up in DC. we need these in EVERY neighborhood!

  5. Eddie R. Suarez Says:

    It will be great to have it open late til 9 or 10 pm!!!

  6. Ross Says:

    agreed! I really hope they stay open a bit later than 8. But I am so glad they finally came!

  7. John Hughes Says:


  8. Lauri Says:

    Congratulations and welcome! I’m especially thrilled to see fresh produce, cage free eggs, and a even a few organic products.

    Was wondering on my way home from the market tonight what neighbors would think about some kind of bag recycling program. I love the idea of supporting local business AND the environment. I encourage everyone to either bring your own bag or elect not to use one … after all, you don’t have to carry it very far 🙂

  9. Ramona Says:

    Welcome you guys!
    We are your neighbors. And we are happy to have you in the neighborhood. We really needed it. Good Luck!!

  10. Jennifer Green Godette Says:

    Is the market across from my house? It looks lovely, especially the fresh fruit. I miss the neighborhood so much…

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