nosy curious Bernal neighbor heard some innnnnnteresting things about what’s planned for the former (and much-lamented) Red Hill/Badger Books space on Cortland at Bennington:
I caught Matt locking up the old Red Hill Books and asked if I could be nosy and ask what he’s planning…
He was sweet, said it’s not a secret. The corner of Cortland and Bennington will become The Epicurean Trader — gourmet and local packaged goods. He’s hoping that locals will tell them what’s missing from the other nearby shops so he can keep us all stocked in fav products (not compete with Good Life or Avedanos). They also plan to invite local purveyors to present and so on and such I think he also mentioned selling wine and beer too, but not positive.
Hmmmmmm. Bernalwood reached out to the owner of the building for comment, but we have not yet received a response.
Treat this as a rumor for now, although in the last few days several other Cortland merchants and curious neighbors have also told Bernalwood more-or-less the same thing about the plan for this storefront. Stay tuned…
PHOTO: via Google Maps