Popular Local Business Makes New Home in City Market

(Kansas City, MO) – KC Commercial Realty Group and City Market are pleased to announce Local Pig & Pigwich, a meat market and sandwich shop will relocate to City Market in mid-October in the space that was formerly Winslow’s BBQ at 20 E 5th Street, Suites 101A and 101C. While exact dates are not yet firm, plans for transition will be seamless with little down time between locations.

To make way for renovation, KC Soda Co. at 20 East 5th Street, Suite 101C will close Monday, Aug. 27, and re-open Wednesday, Aug. 29, just steps away in a new permanent City Market space at 421 Main. Once the renovation is complete, Local Pig & Pigwich will be an adjoined space with separate primary entrances on the 5th Street side and the Market side respectively.

After six years in their original East Bottoms location, co-owners Alex Pope and Matt Kafka began exploring ways to expand Pigwich, a stationary food truck adjacent to Local Pig. Once they determined renovating their current leased space was not feasible, they began looking for a new home. “It was really important to find a spot with character,” Pope says, “I spent months considering various locations, but after one tour of the space at City Market, I knew it was the right spot for us.”

Unlike the current Pigwich operation housed in a walk-up trailer, the new location will have plenty of indoor seating to accommodate up to 75 guests with additional seasonal space on the large brick patio. The new setting will also feature a kids’ corner with imaginative details to keep little ones entertained.

Pigwich will still have counter service, and customers can look forward to a larger menu featuring all their mainstays, plus several additional sandwiches from the former daily specials lineup. New sides like fries and a limited dessert selection will round out the menu. Beer, wine and cocktails will be available by the can. The menu will also feature smaller versions of standard items for kids.

As a purveyor of premium meats, Local Pig strives to offer the most cuts of high-quality smoked, cured and ready-to-eat meats from whole animals raised on small local farms with no antibiotics, steroids or confinement including aged beef, heritage pork, lamb, free-range chicken and duck. They also have house-made prepared items such as pickles and seasonings, classes and charcuterie items for do-it-yourselfers and a “Butcher Box” subscription program for regulars. While their products and services will generally remain the same, Pope says the move to City Market will allow them to focus on serving more customers, expanding their selection of locally produced retail items and fine-tuning their overall operation.

“Being at City Market is ideal for our customers who want a turnkey shopping experience,” Pope says, “With City Market produce vendors and specialty shops, our customers can find everything they need to eat clean and well.” Local Pig & Pigwich will operate 7 days a week 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

One of the oldest business centers in the city, the City Market has served as a springboard for small business in the community for more that 160 years.