store in St. Petersburg has been eagerly awaited by 'Burgers for months, construction having gone on in the former spot of the Cocoanut Grove on 4th Street for almost a year now. Well, the wait is almost over because it is set to open on Wednesday, October 13, at 9 a.m.
Not only is this a great addition to St. Pete, adding 90 jobs to the area, it's also a big milestone for The Fresh Market chain because this marks their 100th store. It will be the 24th in the state and the fifth in the Tampa Bay area, the others being in Carrollwood, Clearwater, South Tampa and University Park.
We are pleased to expand our reach in the Southeast and especially Florida, where we have over 20 stores, said Craig Carlock, the companys president and chief executive officer. It has been exciting for us to see how the region has embraced The Fresh Markets concept of quality perishables, excellent customer service and a unique atmosphere, and we look forward to celebrating the grand opening of our 100th store with the residents of St. Petersburg.