This is pretty cool. The old Murry's supermarket building at 3400 Georgia Avenue NW is being filled with The Perch, a mushroom and vegetable farm from the owners of Good Sense Farm and Apiary, who run a mushroom and honey operation located in Maryland.
The Post has the whole story -- Good Sense owner Zachari Curtis has wanted a farm people can visit, and will use the building for growing mushrooms and microgreens (baby greens) as well as mushroom growing classes and community events. They've already held a clothing swap there, and previously the building was used for the Georgia Avenue Winter Fest, a cool event organized by Georgia Avenue Thrive, so it's a good space for that kind of thing. Murry's is also the building with the new Park View mural.
The Perch is going to be a pop-up for the near future, but it's great to see empty buildings used for other things. This building is owned by the Zuckerman family, who have done similar arrangements before (they're also the folks who didn't renew the lease for Petworth Liquors, instead bringing in a doggie daycare.) Walls of Books and the Midlands beer garden are similar in that the building they're in (or coming to, in the case of the Midlands) is slated for development in the future.
Here's their press release with more info for the launch party this Sunday, which will have DJs and more.