Canal Market to open this summer
Ericka Burke, chef and owner of Seattle’s Volunteer Park Cafe, is spearheading Canal Market a new project.
Located at 2919 Fuhrman Avenue East in the Portage Bay neighborhood, Canal Market will provide the neighborhood with groceries, fresh produce, household essentials, and specialty gift items, as well as grab-and-go food.
At the center of the 3,000-square-foot space will be a large deli island; one side will hold ready-made salads, cheeses, and charcuterie and another will serve made-to-order baguette and panini sandwiches and salads. The breakfast crowd can select from a breakfast buffet (with a toast bar with whipped butter and housemade preserves), fresh fruit, pastries, granola, yogurt, and whole grain porridge.
For grab and go there will be organic rotisserie chickens, a cold case with various main dishes and ready-made meals. There will also be a selection of local and imported beer and wine, a growler filling station and keg beers and wine selections to take home.
The market area will showcase organic produce, farm fresh eggs and a variety of dry goods. For treats there will be local artisan ice creams and house made popsicles plus old school candy by the pound.
In the gift area shoppers can pick among hard to find olive oils, imported vinegars, soaps, locally made cards and linen dish towels.
Tess MacDonald of July Floral will maintain a Garden & Flower area with grab-and-go arrangements, potted plants and seasonal items.
Ericka says that the pop-up shop at Volunteer Park Cafe has been a great way to test what she has selected for Canal Market.