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Urban Pantry Closes in Arlington

The part-cafe, part-retail shop is now closed.

Urban Pantry / Photo by Susannah Black
Urban Pantry / Photo by Susannah Black

By Susannah Black

Arlington’s Urban Pantry, previously Little City Gourmet, appears to have closed.  A call to owner Max Emma hasn’t been returned, though other signs reflect the closure: The store’s phone line is disconnected; the website no longer works; and emails have bounced. A response to a customer’s Facebook inquiry confirms the closure: “We are now officially closed. Maybe one day we’ll be back in a different location! Thank you for your support.”

Opened almost a year ago, the shop sold sandwiches—including a particularly excellent open-faced egg salad sandwich—plus baked goods, gelato, coffee and gourmet pantry staples like mustards, jams and oils.  The inside appears to be completely empty with a note taped to the front referring to closing Jan. 14. 

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