Analog Market Named “Best Luddite Shopping Experience” in Washington City Paper’s Best of D.C. Issue

In recognition of its quality and diversity, Silver Spring’s shopping and restaurant destinations continue to attract attention on a local and national scale.

According to Washington City Paper’s Best of D.C. 2023 issue, Bump ‘n Grind’s Analog Market in downtown Silver Spring is the area’s “Best Luddite Shopping Experience“:

Since the summer of 2022, Analog Market has offered a new way to enjoy old-school pleasures. Founded by Dave Fogel, owner of coffee/vinyl shop Bump ’n Grind, the vibey upstart market is located in a small house right off the main Georgia Avenue drag in Silver Spring. On weekends, vinyl DJs stop by for five-hour daytime sets—regulars include Cowealtha Clay (otherwise known as actor Clayton LeBouef, who played strip club manager Orlando on The Wire), RWEONTHEAIR?!, and DJ Enyah. The space has also hosted live music acts, such as electronica maven Blinkhorn. The vendor lineup includes Mojomala (classic records and used books), Chase Love Retrofits (vintage clothing), and the Narrow Passage (antique maps and prints). Of course, Bump ’n Grind has a major presence, selling LPs and slinging drip, pour-over, and cold brews. Currently, the market is open Thursdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., but keep an eye on Bump ’n Grind’s website and social feeds for updates on vendors, performers, and hours of operation. 923 Gist Ave., Silver Spring. —Nevin Martell

Analog Market celebrated its first anniversary in downtown Silver Spring in July. After hosting a series of pop-up markets, owner David Fogel acquired the space last year, with plans to transform the building into what he called a “one-of-a-kind third space”, including an outdoor garden, indoor coffee house/restaurant, vinyl/piano bar, and back patio.

Fogel looks to expand the Analog Market’s footprint expand its café and bar offerings, as well as hosting space for makers and musicians. “The plan for the location is to cement Bump ‘n Grind in downtown Silver Spring, expanding our physical footprint to become a full-fledged cafe and bar concept. With our brand pillars, “Coffee. Music. Community.” at the forefront, we envision a third space that offers a multidimensional maker space, engaging music programming, and exciting food and beverage offerings,” Fogel wrote in July.

Photo: Bump ‘n Grind / Facebook

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