The Fresh Market to open 100th store in St. Pete on Wednesday, October 13

This new store will be 22,000 square feet full of gourmet goods and also house a bakery, full-service meat counter with freshly ground beef, a wide selection of ready-to-serve entrées, fresh seafood, more than 200 imported and domestic cheeses, and a produce section with more than 400 items, including organic selections.

To celebrate on opening day, The Fresh Market St. Pete will be having live cooking demos, outdoor grilling, food sampling throughout the store and live music. They'll be giving away reusable shopping bags and sample-sized bags of their own brand of gourmet coffee to the first 1,000 customers. Opening day customers can also enter The Fresh Market Pantry drawing to win a collection worth $1,000 of The Fresh Market’s own TFM-branded favorites, including spices, stocks, pastas, pancake mixes, gourmet sauces, jams and more.

Learn more about this new store and all it has to offer at

2900 4th Street North, St. Petersburg.

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 company’s president and chief executive officer. “It has been exciting for us to see how the region has embraced The Fresh Market’s 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.”

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