In 1998, an adjacent storefront on then-sleepy Third Street became available and Joan’s lifelong dream of opening a gourmet foods marketplace and café came true. Joan transformed a narrow retail space into a charming gourmet take-away. Over the years, Joan’s on Third has evolved into a culinary emporium, offering an extensive selection of cheeses, olives, freshly baked pastries and carefully selected gourmet retail items from around the world. The thriving café has become a haven for people seeking Joan’s signature sandwiches, salads, soups and seasonally inspired foods. Susie, Joan’s younger daughter, joined her mother and sister after graduating from Georgetown University’s School of Business in 1998. Susie devotes her energy to running the Marketplace - - hiring and training the staff, making sure Joan’s new hires truly do live up to the family name. Susie has incorporated Joan’s love of family and friends into a signature style of service. After working together for several years, Susie married Chester Hastings, a talented chef from San Francisco whom Joan had met and hired in 1997. Today, Chester works closely with Joan, developing new recipes and sharing creative ideas with Joan everyday.