Milk and Honey Fresh Market reopened today at 413 E. Adams, in a space between Café Moxo and The Elf Shelf. The business was previously located at 221 S. Sixth St. but closed at the end of 2017. Owner Jenny Loftus said she has revised her inventory and the need for less space made her former location too large. “I won’t have as many coolers, and they took up a lot of space,” she said.
Loftus says while she will not be carrying any dairy, meat or liquor, she will have convenience items such as cold drinks, toiletries and snack items. The newly opened Kidzeum across the street has cafeteria space, but no food service beyond a soda fountain, so she plans to offer some grab and go selections and healthy options.
Initially, the hours will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Loftus plans to expand the hours once she is able to hire someone to help her. She said, “I’m really glad to be back and able to offer convenience shopping to downtown residents and workers.”
Last week, a building permit was filed for the former Milk and Honey space on S. Sixth St. which indicated it is being remodeled for use as a candy store. However, the building is owned by an out-of-state investor and no announcement has been made on who the new tenant will be or a projected opening date.