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‘Gourmet grocery market,’restaurant and cafe concept opening in former Huffman’s Market space

‘Gourmet grocery market,’restaurant and cafe concept opening in former Huffman’s Market space

Jack McLaughlin

The old Huffman’s Market in Tremont Center served as a touchstone for Upper Arlington residents years, and now another community-centric concept is set to open in the space.

The 15,000 square foot Littleton’s Market, which was originally announced in the spring of 2022, will hold its anticipated grand opening on Dec. 9.

“We’re excited to continue the tradition of locally owned markets at Tremont Center while making our market a culinary destination,” co-founder, Rob Littleton said in a press relase. “We hope to become a community gathering spot that promotes discovery and learning while providing an incredible food experience whether at our market or in our customers’ homes.”


Owned and operated by former CoverMeds CEO Alan Scantland and former CoverMyMeds data scientist Rob Littleton, the concept will offer a “gourmet grocery market” featuring locally sourced produce, seafood, meats and more.

A number of recognizable Columbus names have been tapped to lead Littleton’s respective branches as well. This include The Parable’s Aaron Clouse heading the concept’s pastry and bread programs, former Refectory sommelier Chris Dillman leading Littleton’s beverage program and cafe, plus Nobu veteran Alexia Orsburn as executive chef and culinary director.

In addition, James Williams, former Huffman’s butcher of more than 30 years, will return as head butcher.

“I’m excited to say hello again to the many friends I’ve made over the years and to share what we believe to be the best products along with the friendly and personal service I’ve prided myself on over my whole career,” Williams said in a press release. “From offering cooking advice to ordering special prime ribs and turkeys to celebrate the holidays or another special moment, my passion is getting to know my customers like friends, and I’m excited to do that again starting December 9.”

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