Stopsky's quietly closed its doors last August after serving matzoh ball soup and Reubens on Mercer Island for three years. Now comes word that Homegrown is launching a new location in the former Jewish deli space by the end of the year. Owner Ben Friedman tells Eater that the menu at the "sustainable sandwich shop" will look a lot like his other locations, with the addition of made-to-order salads with choices for greens and dressings.
Homegrown is growing like gangbusters, recently opening locations in Kirkland and Redmond. Staff also began harvesting produce from an organic farm in Woodinville earlier this year. Also new: Friedman is partnering with Vital Juice to release a line of cold-pressed juices at all stores. Greens and citrus drinkables launched this week in Queen Anne, SLU, and Kirkland and will eventually be on the menu at all locations.