With Kroger nearby and a new Publix coming soon, the Cabbagetown bodega and eatery is shifting its focus.
Little’s Food Store in Cabbagetown is scaling back the grocery portion of its business, the company announced on its Facebook page Wednesday.
Instead, the bodega and quick-service eatery, at 198 Carroll St SE, will focus on its housemade eats.
"Little’s is functioning more and more like a food destination, from our delicious breakfast biscuits and croissants to our new veggie Impossible Burgers and store ground beef burgers," according to the announcement.
"We have added Uber Eats as a delivery partner, and more of you are experiencing our scratch made, freshly prepared food."
Owner Brad and Nina Cunard, in doing so, will scale back the grocery component of Little's Food Store.
"Alternatively, we are serving the community less and less like a grocery market. Kroger is already here, and Publix will be coming soon. In order to maximize our attention, skills, and funds, we will soon be cutting back more of our dry goods selection, and focusing more on the deli products that perform better."
Groceries won't go away altogether, however.
"We will continue to stock bread, milk, egg, and orange juice, but many of the fresh vegetables and canned goods will be phased out and replaced with more Boar’s Head products, a larger chip and cookie selection, and more attention to store-made or local items."
Along with the change will be a shift in the hours of operation.
"We are also going to shift store hours, as there no longer seems to be a need for the early morning hours we have offered."
The store in the near future will start opening at 10 a.m. versus 8 a.m. and will extend through the evening until 11 p.m. (with the kitchen closing at 10:30 p.m.)
"Thank you for allowing us to be part of this magical neighborhood, and we hope to see you real soon!"
Little's Food Store has been a Cabbagetown staple since 2010, earning a spot on What Now Atlanta's Elite 100.