Last updated on May 13th, 2015 at 09:02 am
Doris Italian Market & Bakery, a specialty supermarket company serving South Florida, has kicked off construction on its sixth and largest location in North Palm Beach with a groundbreaking ceremony.
Palm Beach County Commissioner Hal R. Valeche and Village of North Palm Beach Mayor Robert Gebbia joined other Village council members and Doris Italian Market President and CEO John Alfano at site of the future 22,000-s.f. store, which is scheduled to open in the fall.
“We place great value on having companies like Doris establish business in our local community,” said Gebbia. “We know they will be a great asset to the Village as they continue to develop. We are certain Doris will help us continue to grow economically as visitors to the area increase and more jobs are created.”
A residential community nine miles north of West Palm Beach, the Village of North Palm Beach proved to be ideal for the opening of the largest Doris Italian Market to date and the second location in Palm Beach County, according to the grocer.
“This store will be unique to any other location we’ve opened thus far,” said Alfano. “Unique offerings and the immensity of the space will allow us to create a one-of-a-kind supermarket with the same customer service and specialty items that keep our customers coming back for more.”
One of the unique features of Doris Italian Market & Bakery in North Palm Beach will be the two bocce ball courts positioned along the south side of the building adjacent to an outdoor café. Inside, customers will be encouraged to check out the selection of wines on tap for tasting and fresh-made pizzas that will be made fresh daily on site.
An estimated 100 jobs will be created with the store’s opening. As a family-owned business in South Florida, the company is well known for hosting fundraising galas throughout the year that benefit local nonprofit organizations. The first gala in North Palm Beach will be held later this year.