Lucky’s Market, a natural foods grocer based out of Boulder, Colo., is coming to the Naples Town Centre in early December 2016.
Company officials said the Naples store would represent Lucky’s second location in Florida. The chain opened its first Florida location in Gainesville at the beginning of the year. Additional locations are also planned for Coral Springs and Plantation as part of the burgeoning supermarket’s aggressive push into the Sunshine State.
Started in 2003 by chefs Trish and Bo Sharon, Lucky’s now has stores in Iowa, Indiana, Wyoming, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Kentucky, Ohio, Colorado and Florida.
In addition to about 160 jobs in a 38,000-square-foot space at Naples Towne Centre, Bo Sharon said Lucky’s would bring a wide selection of natural, organic and gluten-free items to Southwest Florida.
According to company officials, Lucky’s Market Community Project is dedicated to improving the quality of life in neighborhoods in which it operates by supporting local vendors and organizations that address vital community needs. The Lucky’s chain also actively supports youth and education initiatives, healthy-living communities and resilience programs.
At the new location, company officials said Naples shoppers would find in-house cured and smoked bacon, a large selection of fresh, local produce, fresh seafood and a decadent bakery.Shoppers could also avail themselves of a wide selection of “never ever” meats, which have never been treated with antibiotics or artificial growth hormones.
A department stocked with ready-to-eat meals, made from scratch daily within the store, marks an additional attraction, along with a juice bar that prepares fresh juices and smoothies throughout the day would complement an extensive beer, wine and spirits selection.
Company officials said free wellness activities and store “walkabouts” (for gluten-free and other food categories) represent other features that have made Lucky’s a favorite with shoppers for more than a decade.
Company officials said store hours would be announced soon.
Naples Towne Center is located at 3815 U.S. 41 East.
For more information, see www.luckysmarket.com/location/naples-fl.