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International Market Opening Second Location in Downtown Houston

Family-owned and operated Phoenicia Specialty Foods, a Houston-based international food market, will open the doors to its new downtown location in November 2011. Phoenicia Specialty Foods downtown is located at 1001 Austin Street in the One Park Place luxury high-rise, next to Discovery Green Park.

According to a company press release, state-of-the-art food market featuring more than 10,000 products imported from more than 50 countries. The one-stop, gourmet shop offers downtown dwellers and visitors quality culinary products and household basics at down-to-earth prices. Because of its buying power, generated by its large retail and wholesale operations, Phoenicia is able to pass economies of scale on to its customers.

Phoenicia will offer prepared foods, catering services, and delivery to accommodate people who live and work downtown.  Free parking will be available for Phoenicia customers.

The downtown Phoenicia will also feature MKT Bar, an in-house wine and beer bar serving unique international fare. The industrial chic space will seat up to 250 guests and be open until 2 a.m. on weekends. A gelato bar, gourmet sandwich station, salad bar, olive bar, demonstration kitchen, wine and cigar department, fine housewares section, full-service bakery and fresh baked pizza corner will also occupy the downtown market. The new location will also offer two 150-foot pita bread conveyor belts that will transport freshly baked pita bread and artisan flat breads from the market’s mezzanine bakery to customers below.

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