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The Fresh Market Opens New Store In Lakewood Ranch, FL

The Fresh Market Lakewood Ranch

Last updated on April 29th, 2024 at 11:51 am

The Fresh Market has opened its newest store in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, marking the first location for the specialty food retailer in the city and its 48th in Florida.

The new 24,034-square-foot store at 11525 SR 70 E will offer full-service produce, deli, meat, seafood, bakery and floral departments, in addition to a variety of specialty products, including wine and cheese.

It also will feature:

  • Center store restaurant-quality offerings, including:
    • In-house smoked pit barbecue featuring fresh brisket, ribs and pork. The Fresh Market smokes its brisket overnight for a minimum of 12 hours over locally sourced wood.
    • Hot and fresh pizza.
    • Large variety of scooping salads, olive bar and soup station.
  • Full and self-service coffee stations offering a variety of drink options.
  • Coffee café bar adjacent to the full- and self-service station, featuring iced and hot coffees, lattes, mochas and hot tea from The Republic of Tea in addition to The Fresh Market roasted beans available for purchase.
  • Fresh breakfast and pastry options in the coffee area along with fresh smoothies.
  • Wide variety of bakery dessert options located within the new bakery walk-around case.
  • An expanded craft beer selection that includes local offerings.
  • Inside and covered outside seating areas for guests to enjoy coffee, meals and meet ups with friends.

“Our new store in Lakewood Ranch offers more than just fresh food; it’s a place to grab a coffee with friends, enjoy a slice of hot and fresh pizza or try a new smoothie,” said CEO Jason Potter.

“With a full-service coffee station and a variety of ready-to-eat options, The Fresh Market is a go-to for quick bites, dinner solutions and everyday occasions. We’re thrilled to be part of this community and bring the best of The Fresh Market to Lakewood Ranch, Florida.”

Embracing the community

To celebrate the grand opening, the first 500 guests received a customized Lakewood Ranch shopping bag. In addition, a “bread breaking” ceremony, vendor sampling, specialty presentations, giveaways and live music performed by international concert cellist Steve Kramer were held.

To commemorate its growing partnership with Feeding Tampa Bay, The Fresh Market presented a check for $2,000.

This contribution underscores The Fresh Market’s commitment to supporting the communities it serves through local Feeding America food bank partners. The Lakewood Ranch location will be the ninth Fresh Market store to provide ongoing weekly food donations to Feeding Tampa Bay, bolstering the food bank’s efforts to feed those facing hunger in collaboration with its network of more than 400 partners across the area.

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