EatStreet opens virtual convenience store on State Street that delivers to the Downtown

Absent are lottery tickets, smokes and beer.

Aisles, shelves and even a cash register are nowhere to be found.

Instead, shopping at Madison’s newest convenience store is done online or through an app.

Most customers choose delivery, but for those who live or work nearby, there is a storefront. It’s essentially a vestibule at 420 State St. with a window for pick-up orders that can include cans of soup, bunches of bananas and sleeves of bagels.

Forkful Market bucks the traditional convenience store model but its founder is hoping the idea can spread to other locations in the city and the Midwest.

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