A new market is on the menu for Tuckahoe Shopping Center.
Supper Club, a new neighborhood market concept, is aiming to open in late fall at 417 N. Ridge Road, carving out 2,800 square feet of the space that was formerly the Impulse consignment store.
Supper Club joins Providence Hill Real Estate, which is planning to move into the other half of the storefront.
The market will feature prepared meals, butcher-cut meats, local produce, groceries and other retail food items.
Impressed with market concepts like Stella’s Grocery and Libbie Market, Supper Club co-founder Carlisle Bannister said he saw a gap of similar offerings in the Tuckahoe area he wanted to fill.
“I felt the need for it because I live in the neighborhood and, at the same time, all the people who I think will be customers are thrilled with the news,” Bannister said. “Once you get south of Patterson Avenue, there’s nothing like this in this area.”
Bannister, who is a partner and executive chef at Upper Shirley Vineyards, said the concept is a pre-pandemic idea but that the pandemic helped motivate him to pull the trigger.
“After the pandemic hit us, I really started to ponder how the area needs something like this,” he said. “People are spending so much more time at home for their job and how they find entertainment.”
Bannister, who plans to remain in his roles at Upper Shirley after Supper Club opens, will be the market’s manager and spearhead kitchen operations. His wife Christy Dobrucky owns the business.
Bannister said the plan is to invest up to $200,000 in the buildout of the market.
Bannister expects that Supper Club will hire at least 10 full-time employees and probably the same number of part-time employees when it opens.