Apr 24, 2024 - News

😭 TTYL, Foxtrot

Shoppers stand outside a Foxtrot store.

Confused shoppers stand outside a closed Foxtrot in Dupont Circle yesterday. Photo: Alexa Mencia

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 yesterday, per a company release.

  • "We explored many avenues to continue the business but found no viable option despite good faith and exhaustive efforts," the release says.

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 yesterday. A worker leaving the location says employees were shocked to learn the news and that they had to notify coworkers not to come in for their shifts.

🤔 Mimi's thought bubble: It's only a matter of time before all the empty Foxtrots become Tattes...

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