By Jennifer DiDomenico
There’s a new grocery store coming to town. The Lucky’s Market chain is opening a store in Hunter’s Creek this fall.
A natural foods grocer, Lucky’s Market is recognized for its affordable options for everyday food and specialty choices. The produce department offers popular favorites from exotic tropical fruits to seasonal, local and even organic options.
“As a company, Brixmor is committed to bringing high-quality, sought-after retailers to the communities we serve,” Chris Ralph, vice president of leasing for Brixmor Property Group, said in a press release. “The addition of Lucky’s Market at Hunter’s Creek Plaza advances our mission, while better serving the needs of the Hunter’s Creek community by providing a new nearby alternative for organic groceries in this South Orlando neighborhood.”
Shoppers of the new market will find Lucky’s signature in-house smoked bacon, along with a large variety of house-made sausages and fresh seafood. Lucky’s is known to offer a wide selection of “never ever” meats from the in-house butcher, which have “never ever” been treated with antibiotics of artificial growth hormones.
While the market offers raw meats, it also houses a department filled with ready-to-eat foods that are made from scratch daily, plus fresh grab-and-go sushi options. And newer to Lucky’s Market, a made-to-order Ramen Bar. Lucky’s Market offers nearly 100 artisan cheeses from 10 countries and a large selection of fine charcuterie items and fresh olives, all of which can be found in Lucky’s Cheese Shop.
Shoppers can get as much or as little as they’d like in the bulk section that offers everything from gourmet coffee beans, organic flour and freshly ground nut butters, to trail mix and natural gummy bears.
Aside from grocery items, Lucky’s Market offers pressed juices and smoothies that are made fresh throughout the day. The chain also offers an extensive beer and wine selection, with outdoor seating areas available for shoppers to enjoy their sips.
Shoppers can even take their sips through the store with them as part of Lucky’s unique “Sip ‘n Stroll,” which invites shoppers to check items off of their grocery list while enjoying a cold-pressed nitro coffee or kombucha from the tap, a $2 pint of beer or a $3 glass of wine. Rumor has it, the shopping carts will even host cupholders.
Lucky’s Market in Hunter’s Creek is expected to have a full apothecary department, designed to deliver a unique experience. Shoppers can check out the bulk DIY wall, where they can buy what they need to make their own teas, salves, tinctures, healing elixirs and more. Products will be available for natural remedies, in addition to local soaps, candles and salt lamps.
While this will be only the third Lucky’s Market to open in the Central Florida area, the grocery chain has plans to open stores in Winter Park, the SoDo District in downtown Orlando, Vineland, Colonial Landing and Lake Mary.
“By continuing to expand in the Orlando-area, we are able to bring more fresh, healthy and specialty foods to this growing area,” Bo Sharon, who founded Lucky’s Market in 2003 with his wife, Trish, said in a press release. “We are proud to bring more good food at great prices, as well as more jobs to Orlando, and we look forward to becoming the new one-stop shop in town.”
Lucky’s Market will be located in Hunter’s Creek Plaza, at 4169 Town Center Boulevard. The 29,000-square-foot store is expected to employ approximately 150 people.
More about Lucky’s Market, from the release:
Lucky’s Market was started in 2003 by two chefs, Trish and Bo Sharon, when they bought a convenience store in Boulder, Colo. The Sharons shared a vision of creating a grocery store where food lovers like themselves would want to shop, with quality products sold at affordable prices with genuine personal service. Today, those goals are the hallmarks of the Lucky’s style and Lucky’s Market now has 30 stores in 11 states.
For more information on the new Lucky’s Market opening in Hunter’s Creek, visit https://www.luckysmarket.com/hunters-creek-florida/.