St. Petersburg’s Suncoast Fitness has shared plans to move out this summer and make room for its landlord to build a Whole Foods market at 203 38th Ave. N.
“We will be closing this facility in June or July,” the gym wrote on Facebook. “We are Excited to say that we are looking very hard to find a new location close by.”
The location, close to the Old Northeast neighborhood, would be the first Whole Foods for St. Petersburg, and the Tampa Bay Business Journal says the grocer is committed to the redevelopment. As the TBBJ points out, the market would live just a few blocks from the corner where two Publix markets are across the street from each other and just a mile from Fresh Market and Trader Joes.
Meanwhile, someone who lived near 642 22nd St. S—where South St. Petersburg Marketplace provides fresh foods to underserved neighborhoods—would still need to hop on a couple of buses to get to the closest Publix.
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