Foxtrot will make its Austin debut with three locations opening this year and in early 2023. The Chicago-based urban convenience store, local market, and café, is a label-breaking, unique hybrid shopping experience. It successfully operates more than 20 store in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Dallas, and Virginia, with plans in the works for a national expansion. Last summer, after receiving an additional round of funding, Foxtrot announced it will open 50 new stores within the next two years.
The “convenience store of the future” as Foxtrot calls itself, features in-store dining, enhanced cafe menus, and a customizable product assortment that closely follow the latest CPG trends. The store seeks to offer an “a.m. to p.m. neighborhood experience” by drawing customers in with freshly roasted espresso in the morning, chef-prepared meals throughout the day, and a wine-bar at night, plus its signature 30-minute delivery and 5-minute pickup service. “We first introduced ourselves to customers through online-only, rapid-delivery of our dream convenience store,” said Mike LaVitola, Co-founder, and CEO of Foxtrot, in a release on the company’s expansion. “In the years since, we’ve realized the pivotal role the physical shops play within neighborhoods. There’s no better way to spark discovery than by browsing shelves, and no better platform to elevate local makers than giving them a home in the neighborhood.” The new Austin Foxtrot stores will be located at 1804 S. 1st Street; 4800 Burnet Road; and 2266 Guadalupe Street, all trendy, high-traffic areas of the city.