Preservation & Co. retail shop opens officially on Thursday
07/22/2014 1:33 PM
07/22/2014 2:38 PM
Sunday’s dispatch of “The Nosh Pit” detailed the struggles of Jason Poole to open his Preservation & Co. at 1717 19th St. He envisions Preservation & Co. as a home for his specialty foods business, which includes an award winning bloody mary mix, along with running a commercial kitchen that would cater to Sacramento’s top chefs and bartenders for making retail products. But the situation was looking grim for the moment, as Poole learned recently that his $13,000 walk-in cooler wasn’t compliant with city code.
Poole’s finally embracing some good news. He’s received the go-ahead to open Preservation & Co.’s retail shop starting Thursday. Along with stocking that bloody mary mix, the shop will carry his housemade pickles, hot sauces and other goods. Specialty foods from other small northern California companies will also be for sale.
As for the spot’s commercial kitchen operations, Poole hopes that’ll be up and running “in the next few weeks.” He’s still working out the certification process for his walk-in cooler and clearing other hurdles that can finally give him the green light for a full-fledged opening.
Just getting the retail shop open officially has provided a much needed morale boost.
“From just opening the front, I feel 10 times better than last week,” said Poole. “We’re still here, and it’s not the closed down storefront that people have seen for the past year and a half. At least something is going into the bank now, instead of out.”
Preservation & Co. will be open on Thursdays and Fridays from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
For more information: www.preservationandco.com
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