Apr 23, 2024 - News

Foxtrot abruptly closes all D.C. locations

Shoppers stand in front of a Foxtrot store.

Confused shoppers stand in front of the Dupont Circle Foxtrot on April 23. Photo: Alexa Mencia/Axios

Goodbye, overpriced gummies and whimsical natural wines: Foxtrot Market has abruptly closed all its locations, including those in the D.C. area.

Why it matters: Just like Tatte, it's hard to go a few blocks around town without seeing a Foxtrot. The Chicago-based boutique grocer filled with artisanal snacks and quirky seltzers quickly became a popular local spot after arriving in 2021 with several area locations.

Driving the news: All of Foxtrot's 33 national stores closed as of Tuesday, per a company release.

  • Delivery, the Foxtrot app, and customer credits also ceased.
  • "We explored many avenues to continue the business but found no viable option despite good faith and exhaustive efforts," the release says.

This comes a few months after Foxtrot Market merged with Chicago boutique grocery Dom's Kitchen & Market.

A sign alerting customers to Foxtrot's closure and thanking the community.
A sign alerting customers to Foxtrot's closing at the Dupont Circle location. Photo: Alexa Mencia/Axios

The intrigue: Corporate workers were notified over a conference call Tuesday morning and many store employees were left in the dark, Eater Chicago reports.

Zoom in: The abrupt closing of D.C.'s Dupont Circle store stunned lunchgoers on Tuesday. A worker leaving the location says employees were shocked to learn the news Tuesday afternoon and that they had to notify coworkers not to come in for their shifts.

This is a developing story. Check back for details.

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