Neighbors Celebrate Scheele's Market's New Life
On June 21, neighbors at 29th and Dumbarton Streets closed the street and met for a sit-down alfresco dinner to celebrate the continuation of Scheele’s Market, their longtime grocery store. They said farewell to former Scheele’s shopkeepers, Shin and Kye Lee, and welcomed the new business owner, Doug Juk Kim, and thanked the owner of the building, Jordan O’Neill.
Malcolm “Mike” Peabody and his group rescued Scheele’s Market at 29th and Dumbarton by making an agreement with O’Neill to pay $70,000 for improvements and other covenant details. The neighborhood group, Friends of Scheele’s, has worked to keep the store, which has served the town for 118 years. With funds raised by the party, the goal has just about been met. And with music by Wayne Wilentz at the keyboard and Sidney Lawrence on vocals, diners enjoyed food from Stachowski Market and Deli, Georgetown Haagen-Dazs and, of course, Scheele’s. To make a donation, e-mail Mike Peabody at firstname.lastname@example.org.