At the Broad Branch Market, in Chevy Chase DC, service remains a top priority.
“It’s a big responsibility, we feel like we need to be here,” said owner Tracy Stannard.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, there are slight changes to the way they do business.
They now have a ten customer limit inside their store, modified hours and four new gadgets.
For three days, Stannard has been using four 45-pound robots to deliver goods from her market to neighbors within a mile of her store.
The delivery service is free, as part of a beta test with the company Starship, and a modern twist to the store that has been in the community for a century.
“It has been great, people rely on us for groceries,” Stannard said.
Mom Rachel Friedman received her order in less than 30 minutes.
“I’m going to use this all the time, this is awesome,” said Friedman.