Eater has been fielding a steady stream of questions regarding the status of Roma Market in Little Italy. The long-simmering project was initially announced in early 2015 and our last update had the opening pegged for the beginning of 2017. We reconnected with COO Eric Enciso, who assured us that despite the delay, Roma Market is still on track and will open in the second or third week of May.
The 8,900-square-foot space at the corner of Beech Street and Columbia Street will have most of its seating outside, spanning two sidewalk patios and an inner atrium that will be accessible in the evenings. A breakfast cafe will transition into a beer and wine bar at night while the deli and bakery section will offer hot and cold prepared food, pizza, sandwiches and rotisserie items. The market plans to stock a large array of Italian groceries and specialty goods, as well as produce, beer, wine and spirits. And Dixie Pops, a new frozen popsicle company, will sell its handmade frozen treats from a walk-up window on Columbia Street. Enciso tells Eater that more locations of the market eateries are planned, including smaller grab and go versions called Roma Express.