Earth Fare and commercial real estate owner and developer Sleiman Enterprises have announced the opening of Earth Fare at the Shoppes of St. Johns Parkway in St. Johns, Florida, in the second quarter of 2021. Earth Fare and its current 17 stores along the eastern and southeastern United States are known for making healthy food available in their communities.
The 24,144 square-foot space will anchor the Shoppes of St. Johns Parkway in St. Johns County, one of the fastest growing counties in the United States.
“By welcoming Earth Fare back to St. Johns, we are providing the community with a healthy choice in the market for groceries, which we believe is desperately needed in more communities across the country. Earth Fare promises to provide communities, sometimes underserved, with healthy foods and locally sourced items. It’s so important now to provide groceries and goods to sustain our communities and, ultimately, strengthen them,” said Toney Sleiman, principal at Sleiman.
Earth Fare is the newest soon-to-be-open retailer joining this entertainment and retail destination in St. Johns, including Xtreme Wings, RaceTrac, Canopy Road Café, Ember & Iron and Hot Spot Power Yoga.
“This is a growing area and desirable location with great demographics, so we are excited to call St. Johns home again. This area wants a specialty healthy grocery store, and we are happy to deliver the community an organic and natural foods grocery store,” said Randy Tally, co-founder, chief sustainability officer and director of leasing at Earth Fare.
“You will find many of the same trusted brands and house-made specialties back in our store, and we are adding some new ones,” said David Isinghood, chief operations officer at Earth Fare. “Keeping our food philosophy and product standards at the forefront, we are expanding our craftsmanship and increasing our selection of organic produce and local offerings.”
Earth Fare’s mission is to improve lives by making healthy food available to everyone. This is accomplished by implanting strict product standards, ensuring the highest quality of craftsmanship and living by their core principle every day. Earth Fare is based in Asheville, North Carolina.
Sleiman Enterprises is one of Florida’s largest privately held real estate companies, owning and managing more than 5-million square feet of retail space in Florida and the southeast United States. The 65-year old company has grown into one of the country’s leading owners and developers of outdoor, open-air retail centers with properties throughout Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia. The company was founded by Eli and Josephine Sleiman in Jacksonville in 1955.