"Basically, we're just making the kitchen a lot bigger," Co-founder Ben Friedman told Eater. "Currently, our kitchen is about 25% of the space and we're expanding it to about 75% of the space. We also took a little unused space from the Calf & Kid next store."
The expanded kitchen will help Homegrown serve its new made-to-order salads and sell its new line of organic, GMO-free cold-press juices as part of a new collaboration with Vital Juice. There will also be extra cold storage and back-of-house space. To keep its seating capacity, Homegrown is adding a wraparound counter with stools along the storefront window. In warmer weather, there will be outdoor spots too.
The construction won't disrupt any of the other Melrose Market businesses. Friedman says the reno should wrap up in time for a reopening the first week of February.