Specialty Market The Epicurean Trader opens Castro store


Castro residents will soon have a new specialty grocery option along Market Street.

The epicurean trader has just been announced as the retail tenant of the ground floor of the new residential condo building 2238 Market (i.e. the development of the former property of Sullivan’s Funeral Home which began three years ago).

Epicurean Trader offers a variety of hand-selected wines, spirits, specialty condiments, chocolates, cheeses, gifts, and more.

Epicurean Trader currently has four locations in San Francisco: Bernal Heights, Cow Hollow, Hayes Valley, and the Ferry Building. The Castro site will be the company’s fifth. Representatives for Epicurean Trader did not immediately respond to Hoodline’s request for comment.

The market will include a full espresso bar featuring pastries from local San Francisco bakeries. It will also include a cafe menu featuring European-style baguette sandwiches, bagels, empanadas, grilled paninis and salads.

Additionally, this location will have a wine bar offering wine and beer by the glass, cheese platters, and small tapas-style bites in the afternoon and evening.


Selection of spirits at The Epicurean Trader. | Photo: The Epicurean Merchant/Facebook

Construction of the five-story mixed-use condominium building next to Beck’s Motor Lodge began in 2019. The project retained most of the facade of the former funeral home, which is a wood-frame building of two floors designed in the Spanish colonial revival style. The project was developed by Prado Group and Vanke USA.

The subdivision includes 44 condos, plus five below-market rentals and 5,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor of the former site of Sullivan’s funeral home and adjacent parking lot at 2238 Market St. (between Noe and 15th).

Sales for condos launched last month with prizes ranging from $800,000 to $4 million.

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