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Fresh Market Headed for South Beach

They used to say that you could never find a grocery store on South Beach right? Wrong.

Fresh Market plans a $7 million, 28,000 foot store primarily meant for walk-ins on West Avenue and 18th Street, Globe Street reported this morning. .

The Herald has complained about a cost of $15 for parking in the area, so to solve that, the North Carolina-based chain plans two floors of parking above the place.

It's a direct challenge to the Epicure market and Publix, which are both nearby.

The store is being built by a Deerfield Beach company called Sikon Construction, which has also constructed Publix stores and malls in Palm Beach and Broward counties. Expected completion time: the end of this year.

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Chuck Strouse is the former editor in chief of Miami New Times. He has shared two Pulitzer Prizes and won dozens of other awards. He is an honors graduate of Brown University and has worked at newspapers including the Miami Herald and Los Angeles Times.
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