Brothers Jason and Kevin Kirsch have reinvented their neighborhood grocery concept in the aftermath of the distressing closure last March of the Chevy Chase Supermarket. The store, which opened in 1958 and offered personalized service and first-class meats and deli items, lost its lease to make way for a new development. Along with pharmacist Ellie Darj, the Kirsches now operate two Corner Market & Pharmacy stores—one in Silver Spring, another in Rockville—that carry popular everyday items. They’re scouting other locations and hope to break ground on a 7,000-square-foot store in Poolesville early in 2019. “We’re neighborhood grocers. It’s who we are, what we know and what we want to be,” Jason Kirsch says.
8309 Grubb Road, Silver Spring, 301-200-8472; 1119 Nelson St., Rockville, 301-690-8340; cornermarketpharmacy.com