Since 2009, specialty market Cornercopia has offered gourmet food options, including a variety of made to order sandwiches, salads, meats and cheeses; as well as organic food and beverage options like Trickling Springs Creamery milk and gourmet Chuao Baconluxious Chocolate Bars. Cornercopia is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm for your lunch break or evening picnic! Owners Albert and Danica Oh have lived in the Capitol Riverfront since 2008, and have enjoyed seeing the neighborhood grow. Here's their perspective on the transition of the neighborhood and a list of current Cornercopia specials.
Why did you choose the Capitol Riverfront for your business location?
This area is perfect for new businesses since there are so many companies and employees within a small radius. It's also very exciting to see the riverfront grow into a fun and exciting tourist destination.
Why did you choose the Capitol Riverfront as your home?
When we moved in 2008, we knew that the area was being revitalized and it was an affordable location in a neighborhood within the District.
What has been your favorite moment in the Capitol Riverfront?
When the weather is nice, nights next to the river are balmy and almost magical. I really enjoy walking my dog around our neighborhood.
What is the most significant change you’ve seen since moving to the neighborhood?
How green and colorful our neighborhood has grown! Now that there are nice new parks, lots of bike and pedestrian friendly options, and brand new businesses. Our area is bustling with people, families, and lots of pets. When we first moved to the Capitol Riverfront, this area was like a concrete “no mans land,” so it’s nice to see that things have completely transformed.
What is your favorite Capitol Riverfront event?
We love the free concerts and summer movie nights.
Are there currently any Cornercopia specials that you’d like Front Page News readers to know about?
In addition to our sandwiches and salads, Cornercopia serves daily specials throughout the week. Our Tuesday special is Japanese curry chicken served over rice; and our Thursday special is bulgogi served with kimchi and rice. We encourage neighborhood residents and employees to stop by to pick up lunch or dinner!