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5 Reasons We’re Obsessed With This Modern Convenience Store in La Jolla and Encinitas

From Cocktails and Bites to Pantry Staples and Liquor, MRKT Space Is a One-Stop Shop

Move over 7-Eleven, there’s a new type of convenience store in town, and it’s got everything you need and more. MRKT Space is your one-stop shop for everything from pantry essentials to a comforting morning latte. The concept was born out of a necessity for simpler grocery runs without sacrificing quality. “These days, there are too many options at the supermarket,” says CEO and co-founder Matt Power. “[At MRKT Space], nobody needs to figure out which is the best item to buy because everything is quality.” Here are five reasons you should be shopping at MRKT Space—if you aren’t already.  MRKT Space Convenience Store


The Community-Focused Vibe

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“The idea was originally conceived as a neighborhood liquor store,” Power shares. “Then, it evolved into something bigger, and MRKT Space became a central place where folks could eat well, enjoy a cocktail and browse some quality products for their home and pantry. You can call us a bar, restaurant and market.” The space itself is clean, sleek, community-oriented and always smells enticing with the aroma of freshly made food. Catch the mozzarella man making fresh mozz and burrata every Saturday in the center of the market!


Cafe Eats, Coffee and Cocktails

Going grocery shopping while hungry is the absolute worst, but that’s not an issue here. In addition to gourmet market products, MRKT Space has a full kitchen, a coffee bar and a mixologist for specialty cocktails. Dubbed The Finery, guests can indulge in Italian-inspired offerings like burrata salad, salami flatbread, prosciutto sandwiches and stacked cheese boards, including a Mega MRKT Board that feeds up to 14 people—count us in! Their coffee is served Australian-style with a perfectly balanced ratio of milk to coffee. “We’re very food- and hospitality-oriented,” says Giorgio Saturnino, operations director at MRKT Space. “Everything is restaurant-quality.”



Wide Selection of Pantry Staples

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“We designed MRKT Space to give people the highest-quality product of what they need,” says Power. “Nobody likes going to convenience stores—they’re filled with junk food and low-quality items. We wanted to create something special with essentials you won’t find at a typical supermarket.” Here, shoppers will be able to find gourmet items, fresh local produce, novelty items and international products. Since MRKT Space sources from small-batch suppliers, your pantry will be well-stocked with items like quality cured meats, free-range eggs, specialty cheese and organic butter.



The Social Club Perks

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MRKT Space is a place to gather with friends new and old. Their in-house experience table is built to feel like you’re eating at home with your loved ones. You can also host your private event in the market or have them cater. And since it’ll be hard to shop anywhere else after you visit, you might as well join the Social Club. For an annual membership fee of $50, you’ll receive a $20 gift card, a $20 birthday credit, 15% off discounts on select products, invitations to exclusive events, extra reward points, merch and more. So worth it!



A One-Stop Shop

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Whether you’re last-minute shopping for a dinner party you’re hosting, picking up some small bites for a sunset picnic on the beach or on the hunt for a last-minute gift, MRKT Space has you covered! It’s easy to pop in for a loaf of bread or a bottle from their extensive wine, beer and beverage selection. “This is the corner store reinvented,” says Power. “You no longer have to push around a shopping cart, walk through 20 aisles or stand in a long line to get what you need.”


MRKT Space | Encinitas
782 N Coast Hwy 101
Encinitas, CA 92024


MRKT Space | La Jolla
2202 Avenida de la Playa
La Jolla, CA 92037


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