For about 30 years, Mediterranean Market has been the place for boaters, locals, and tourists to buy gourmet meats, cheeses, prepared foods, and provisions on Las Olas.
When the market first opened, Las Olas was filled with tourists and locals alike, who flocked to the palm-tree-lined neighborhood to shop, dine, and be entertained. Now, the boulevard is a little quieter and Mediterranean Market has become a casualty of the economic slowdown.
Mediterranean Market is closing its doors for good. Cindy Cunningham, the market's general manager, said the market will remain open as long as it has inventory to sell but will shut down by the end of next week.
"Las Olas traffic has slowed down," Cunningham told Clean Plate Charlie. "It isn't the same as it once was. The stores that are opening on the
boulevard just aren't attracting the tourists that they once did. We
have less business, but we're paying the same rent. It just wasn't
Cunningham said the market will remain
open for the rest of this week and probably into the beginning of next
week. She plans to stay open until at least next Tuesday, February
28. The market is offering deep discounts on all remaining inventory
and is still accepting credit cards, gift certificates, and (of course)
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Cunningham recommends calling the store ahead of time at 954-463-1236 to see if it's still open.