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The Fresh Market Opening Several Stores Next Month

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The Fresh Market plans to open at least three stores next month—in Dallas, Texas, Durham, North Carolina, and Plantation, Florida.

The more than 24,000-s.f. Dallas store will be the North Carolina-based company’s fifth in Texas and be located at 7331 Gaston Avenue in the Arboretum Village shopping center. It is slated to open Dec. 3.

“We are excited to open our new store in Dallas and to expand our reach in Texas,” said Craig Carlock, The Fresh Market’s president and CEO. “We look forward to introducing The Fresh Market’s concept of quality perishables, excellent customer service and a unique atmosphere to an expanded customer base, and we look forward to offering neighboring communities a rewarding new food shopping  experience.”

The Durham and Plantation stores are scheduled to open Dec. 10.

The more than 23,400-s.f. Durham store, located at 4215 University Drive in the Parkway Plaza shopping center, is the specialty grocer’s 19th location in North Carolina.

The Fresh Market will open its 40th Florida store in Plantation at 12171 W. Sunrise Boulevard in the PetSmart Plaza shopping center. The store will be more than 25,000 s.f.

The new stores each will include a bakery that produces 30 freshly baked breads and 14 different pie varieties daily, a full-service meat counter with freshly ground beef, a wide selection of ready-to-serve entrées, fresh seafood delivered to the store several times per week, more than 200 imported and domestic cheeses as well as a produce department with more than 400 items and a large organic selection.

“The Fresh Market’s inviting atmosphere is reminiscent of European markets,” said Carlock. “Our

customers enjoy shopping in an environment that appeals to all the senses. The smell of freshly brewed coffee and bread right out of the oven, the sound of classical music, soft lighting with antique décor in an intimate setting and the ability to select and taste fresh, high-quality products all work together to create surroundings where customers are encouraged to experience the food.”

Each store will create about 90 new jobs, most of which are being filled locally, according to the company.

The Fresh Market currently operates 165 stores in 27 states across the U.S.

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