Best Of 2016

Best new grocery mini-chain: Duckweed Urban Grocery

Best new grocery mini-chain
click to enlarge JESSICA MOORE
Jessica Moore

There was a whole lot of hootin’ and hollerin’ from Mayor Bob Buckhorn and his gang last year when the news came out that a Publix would be opening downtown. Forgotten in the fray of “yays!”? Duckweed Urban Grocery was starting construction that same day on its second location just across from Channelside’s Washington Street dog park. No worries, though, as residents started flocking to the Duck as soon as it opened last March. 111 N. 12th St #1102, Tampa, 8 to the joint to get their essentials duckweekurbangrocery.com. —Ray Roa