By Susannah Black
Arlington’s Urban Pantry, previously Little City Gourmet, appears to have closed. A call to owner Max Emma hasn’t been returned, though other signs reflect the closure: The store’s phone line is disconnected; the website no longer works; and emails have bounced. A response to a customer’s Facebook inquiry confirms the closure: “We are now officially closed. Maybe one day we’ll be back in a different location! Thank you for your support.”
Opened almost a year ago, the shop sold sandwiches—including a particularly excellent open-faced egg salad sandwich—plus baked goods, gelato, coffee and gourmet pantry staples like mustards, jams and oils. The inside appears to be completely empty with a note taped to the front referring to closing Jan. 14.