La Tiendita on Market evolves; more of a restaurant, less of a grocery, and with plans to stay put — and that’s good.


I’m pulling for this independent family-owned business.

Previously on January 31, 2017:
A hearty welcome to La Tiendita (“the little shop”) on Market, at 111 W. Market, where Aladdin used to be.

It’s the real deal, and highly recommended by the Confidential household.

The lunch crowd loves this New Albany Mexican restaurant, by Danielle Grady (Jeffersonville Noise and Tribunal)

NEW ALBANY — La Tiendita on Market wasn’t supposed to be a restaurant.

Daniel Martinez, 22, opened the New Albany business as a Hispanic grocery store in January, something he thought the area needed.

But the small space, previously home to Aladdin’s Cafe, is situated neatly next to several large downtown places-of-work: the City-County Building, the Lee H. Hamilton Federal Building/U.S. Courthouse and more.

Soon, Martinez was bombarded by requests from walk-ins for food.