Openings and Closings

The Fresh Market Opens New Delray Beach Location

The Fresh Market is expanding their South Florida empire with the opening of a new location in Delray Beach.

The store, located in the Harbor Plaza shopping center at 1727 South Federal Highway, has also created 90 new jobs, most of which are being filled locally.

See also: Fresh Market in Delray to Hold Jobs Open House December 18

The new 24,400 square foot store will feature a bakery with 30 freshly baked breads and 14 different pies daily, a full-service meat counter, fresh seafood, over 200 imported and domestic cheeses, a large produce department offering a large selection of organic options, and an assortment of ready-to-serve items for when you've had a tough day at work.

Craig Carlock, the company's president and chief executive officer, likens the experience of shopping at his stores to being at a European market. "The smell of freshly brewed coffee and bread right out of the oven, the sound of classical music, soft lighting with antique decor 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."

If you like soft lighting and classical music while thumping your melons, the new Delray Beach Fresh Market will open at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12, with a grand opening celebration that includes chef demonstrations, food sampling throughout the store, and drawings for Fresh Market gift cards. The first 1,000 customers will receive a sample-sized bag of gourmet coffee and a reusable shopping bag.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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