April 26, 2013
ON THE MEZZANINE
Come visit our new Specialty Deli and Retail store, MAXWELLBEAN's, Opening Tuesday, April 30th.
10am - 6pm
Monday - Saturday
Welcome to Aldrich's
Aldrich's Market first opened in 1895 when Clark Aldrich purchased a variety store from Robert Gray and operated it on the southwest corner of Lawrence and Tyler streets. In those early years it was known best for selling school books and stationary, but also had confectionery, fruits, vegetables, and tobacco.
On August 4, 2003 Aldrich's caught fire and was totally destroyed. The community grieved the loss of the oldest grocery store in Washington State, but owners David Hamilton and Jonathon Ryweck vowed to rebuild. On July 16, 2005 Aldrich's reopened with the help of an outpouring of support from the community and is once again the hub of the Uptown business community.
On January 31, 2007, Aldrich's Market changed hands for only the fourth time in its 112 year history when it was acquired by a family enterprise comprised of Scott Fukuda and his parents Milton and Renee Fukuda.
Our Grocery department offers a mix of the eclectic with the ordinary. Sure, we have the everyday grocery staples for everyday living. But we also offer a number of hard to find, excellent quality products that will tantalize even the most jaded tastebuds, highlighted by our own Aldrich's brand products. Try our Aldrich's Rustic Tuscan Dipping Oil made with extra virgin olive oil ($6.99) with local artisan breads. Or pour on over pasta our Aldrich's Tomato Pinenut Parmesan Pasta Sauces ($4.99) for a quick gourmet meal.
We seek out products from around the world that delight the senses. Has anyone ever tasted a wafer cookie more intensely flavored than Loacker Quadratini (vanilla, lemon, hazelnut flavors) from Italy? Or a fruit nectar as flavorful as Looza juices from Belgium? Try the Black Currant, it's a favorite of Eastern European and Russian immigrants. Or the Pear Nectar - a favorite of local Port Townsend customers. Tea lovers search far and wide for Seattle's Market Spice Tea; it's here at Aldrich's, along with the award winning, best selling espresso coffee, Caffe Appassionato®.
At the same time, we take pride in supporting and featuring our local products such as Mt. Townsend Creamery Cheeses, desserts by Pastry Designs by Anca, distinctive cakes and cookies from Uptown Custom Catering, and artisan organic breads from Pane d'Amore.
We keep things fresh by continually introducing new and unique products not commonly found at local grocery stores. Sonoma Sparklers' line of handcrafted, organic, fruit sparklers, or Coeur D'Olives extra virgin olive oils and premium balsamic vinegars from the Modena region in Italy, are a couple recent examples.
Meat & Seafood
Not your ordinary Meat and Seafood Department, Aldrich's features all natural poultry, including organic chickens, and Misty Isle All Natural Beef. For a real treat, try our signature all natural filet mignon. Buffalo cuts have become very popular with the health-conscious consumer. Very lean and tasty, we feature popular steak cuts such as New York, Rib-Eye, and Top Sirloin, in addition to the more commonly found ground buffalo. Also, check out the Bourbon Street Bistro Sweet Italian, Hot Italian, and Bratwurst Sausages (all $5.99/lb).
All of our fresh salmon is wild, ocean-caught fish. We have our own deliciously marinated Japanese style Kazu Black Cod. And for a special, unique treat, we introduced Hawaiian Poke to Port Townsend and prepare it every Friday made with fresh, sashimi quality ahi tuna.
Our meat department is service oriented; come by and tell us what you want and we'll try to accommodate your request!
Focusing on locally and organically grown, Aldrich's has an extensive selection of fresh fruit and vegetables from around the world. Aldrich's produce is meticulously maintained and is showcased by the only salad bar in town that features organically grown leafy greens. Come by and create your own delectable and healthy lunch at the salad bar voted Best Salad Bar in Jefferson County for 2006 & 2007, and again in 2010.
Also available seven days a week is our signature, fresh-squeezed orange juice. Delicious and good for you, it has only one ingredient - fresh squeezed oranges. Come by most mornings and see (and smell!) for yourself the fresh squeezed difference.
Wine & Beer
Almost a store within a store, our wine department features over 700 wines from around the world. We proudly feature local wineries from the Olympic Peninsula, and regional wines from outstanding Washington and Oregon wineries.
We make an effort to introduce wines not available to the local Olympic Peninsula market such as Joel Gott's Sauvignon Blanc, a Sunset Magazine (September 2008) "Steal of the Year" for under $15. Or Domaine de L'Ameillaud's wonderful Cairanne Cotes du Rhone Villages ($22).
We are constantly looking for the wines that deliver the most for the money. We're currently very pleased with some of the reasonably priced Malbecs from Argentina including Carlos Basso's Cabernet Malbec, rated 90 points by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, and a great value at $9.99. Or how about trying the current "Big Thing" in Chilean wines. Cono Sur's Carmenere, at $8.99 a bottle, is made from a grape lost in the European phylloxera scourge but found in Chilean soil 100 years later.
Our policy: Mix or match any Six Bottles of Wine, Get 10% off the price.
Our walk-in beer cooler focuses on Northwest microbrews, including Port Townsend Brewing Company's array of fine ales. Serious beer drinkers love the fact that we strive to carry the most interesting beer selection in Port Townsend, with several labels only found here at Aldrich's. For something new, try some Dubuisson Scaldis - a 12% abv brew that is, ounce-for-ounce, the most expensive beer we carry and used by some as the standard for judging beers. Or how about something regional such as a Tandem Double Ale from Seattle's Pike Brewing Company.
Marketplace Deli & Ohana Sushi
Relative to other grocery stores, customers and visitors are pleasantly surprised to find such a comprehensive food services section within Aldrich's Market. The Marketplace Deli presents a delectable, thoughtful and distinctive array of food choices to the Uptown community. New selections are regularly added as specials to make things fresh, interesting and inviting for our customers.
Come visit the most distinctive deli in town. Open Daily and serving:
- Panini sandwiches
- Hot soups
- Espresso and coffee featuring Café Appassionato®
- Premium deli meats
- Specialty cheeses
- Distinctive entrees
- Granita smoothies
Voted Best Soups in Jefferson County in 2010.
If you like sushi, you simply cannot get it any fresher than that provided by Aldrich's Market. Serving the weekday needs of our customers, Ohana Sushi is an unforgettable part of your visit to Aldrich's Market and a huge favorite of local residents.
Creative party platters and special orders are also available.
And don't forget to stop by our Wine section before going home. To complement our fantastic sushi for your evening dinner, we offer Port Townsend's largest array of inexpensive to premium sakes, including the new-to-the-market Sake2me flavored sakes.
IFO Card Program
Originally known as the "Initial Food Offering" Card and sold to locals interested in supporting the rebuilding of Aldrich's Market after the 2003 fire, the IFO Card continues to present an "Inviting Food Offer".
We invite you to put a few extra quality groceries at no charge in your shopping cart by participating in our IFO card program. Just purchase an IFO card and you or the special person who receives this card as a gift will be given additional buying power in our store when you use it to purchase products. We add an additional amount to your IFO card based on how many IFO dollars you purchase. It is our way of saying thanks to our neighbors and community for the support you have shown us.
The IFO Card is valid for any purchase at Aldrich's Market. The card is conveniently re-loadable with a $25 minimum and is available at our check-out counter today.
|Card Purchase Amount||Dollar Value Added to Your Card|
|$500||5%, or $25+|
|$1000||7%, or $70+|
|$2000||10%, or $200+|
Now the convenience of heated ministorage is Uptown at Aldrich's.
- Elevator Accessible
- Convenient Location
- Heated Space - 55 degrees
|Unit Size||Price Per Month|
|5' x 7'||$40|
|5' x 8'||$45|
|5' x 10'||$55|
|6.5' x 6.5'||$50|
|6.5' x 10'||$70|
|7' x 10'||$75|
|8.5' x 10'||$90|
|9' x 10'||$95|
|10' x 16'||$125|
From Downtown Port Townsend - Walking
- Walk up the long flight of stairs that begins at Haller Fountain, located at the intersection of Washington and Taylor Streets
- At the top of the stairs, make a left and walk along Jefferson Street
- Turn right on Tyler Streeet when you reach the Belltower
- Walk three blocks to the intersection of Lawrence and Tyler Streets. Aldrich's is located on the Northeast Corner.
From Downtown Port Townsend
- Head uptown by taking Quincy Street away from the water from Washington or Water Streets
- Quincy curves to the left, becoming Jefferson Street. Proceed to the top of the hill
- Jefferson curves to the right, becoming Tyler Street
- Proceed three blocks to the intersection of Lawrence and Tyler Streets. Aldrich's is located on the Northeast Corner.
- Offstreet parking is available in the parking lot off of Lawrence Street on the Northeast side of the building
- Onstreet parking is available throughout the Uptown district
From Boat Haven
- Take Sims Way toward downtown
- Make a left at the stoplight on Kearney Street
- Proceed two blocks on Kearney Street
- Turn right at Lawrence Street
- Proceed up the hill until the Uptown Shopping District is reached
- Aldrich's is located on the Northeast Corner of Lawrence and Tyler Streets
Directions to Port Townsend can be found at PTguide.com.