Tampa's Duckweed Urban Grocery will open a massive new store in the Westshore Marina District

Farmacy Vegan Kitchen + Bakery is coming, too

Tampa's Duckweed Urban Grocery will open a massive new store in the Westshore Marina District
Photo via Duckweed

Duckweed Urban Grocery is on the heels of opening its newest location–an approximately 3,000-square-foot space in the Westshore Marina District, at 5212 Bridge Street, close to the corner of Gandy and Westshore Boulevards.

Our once little Duckweed is all growns up.

The health-conscious grocery store has grown exponentially in the nine years since opening. The first incarnation of the store won a Best of the Bay for Best Little Grocery Store for its itty-bitty space next to The Hub, at 305 E. Polk St, current home to Supernatural Food and Wine.

In 2016, Duckweed opened its second location in the Channel District and then in 2018–after a change of owners–the original location moved to the much bigger space at the bottom of the Element apartments, 803 N. Tampa Street. That same year Farmacy Vegan Kitchen + Bakery opened within the grocer and has since provided the public with plant-based comfort food (cheesesteaks, BLTs) and baked goods.

Farmacy is now also in the Channel district location and will be in the Westshore store as well–both shops also have liquor store additions.

Though the opening date is unknown other than “soon” the company is hiring for cashiers–send your resume to [email protected].

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Stephanie Powers

Freelance contributor Stephanie Powers started her media career as an Editorial Assistant long ago when the Tampa Bay Times was still called the St. Petersburg Times. After stints in Chicago and Los Angeles, where she studied improvisation at Second City Hollywood, she came back to Tampa and stayed put.She soon...
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