Boutique grocery store opening this summer on Main Street

Local Yocal

The explosion of growth in Columbia’s downtown, especially along Main Street, has attracted a new, locally-owned grocery store.

Columbia attorney Amye Rushing plans to open “Local Yocal,” an upscale version of a neighborhood market on Main Street across from the Richland County Judicial Center sometime this summer.

The 3,000 square foot store will offer local meats, cheeses, a fresh-pressed juice bar, sandwiches and salads to go, and other grocery items.

“We are very thankful to the City of Columbia’s Office of Business Opportunities and City Center Partnership for helping us through this process,” Rushing said.

“We are super excited about Local Yocal opening in the Main Street District,” Matt Kennell, president and CEO of City Center Partnership said. “This upscale grocery concept will bring an important amenity to the residents and businesses located in the Main Street District.”

“The City has been working to develop Main Street for years, and we are excited to have this addition to the district,” Tina Herbert, Director of the Office of Business Opportunities, City of Columbia said. “This project is another great example of how public funds can help draw private investment in needed areas.” 

“Local Yocal” will be housed in half of the Law Range Building at 1712 Main Street.

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An exact date for opening and store hours have not yet been determined.

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