Lucky's Market, The Natural Grocer Where You Can Sip While You Shop, Is Now Open In Plantation
Get ready to sip wine (or beer) while you grocery shop. Lucky's Market has arrived in Plantation.
Lucky's Market soft opened in Plantation this week and will host a bacon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 3:30 p.m. The natural foods store offers an extensive selection of local, organic, vegan and gluten-free items—all sold at too-good-to-believe prices—and lets shoppers do their groceries with a $2 pint or $3 wine glass in hand.
During the ceremony, team members will cut through a huge slab of its house-smoked bacon to celebrate the store's grand opening, and local nonprofits Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth (FLIPANY) and Transforming Our Community's Healthy (TOUCH) will be presented with donations totaling $10,000.
The Lucky's Market chain was started by a husband-and-wife chef team in Colorado who wanted to open a grocery store designed for food lovers like themselves. Between selling quality items like bacon smoked and cured in-house and offerings deals like 19-cent mangoes or 3-for-$1 Haas avocados, Lucky's is like a Whole Foods Market at Trader Joe's prices.
Grocery shoppers at Lucky's can find a do-it-yourself trail mix bar or nut butter grinder, natural sweets including honey sticks and agave gummy bears, ready-to-cook gourmet meats and seafood, fresh sushi, pizza and made-to-order sandwiches.
The Plantation store—the second in Broward after the first South Florida Lucky's opened in Coral Springs in March—features a fresh-squeezed juice and smoothie bar; a cafe selling beer, wine, coffee drinks and kombucha; an apothecary department for do-it-yourself natural remedies; and a spacious craft beer and wine shop.
The natural grocer is able to keep its prices so low in part because it cuts back on costly marketing tactics and focuses on giving back to customers and the community instead, according to store director Jason Rief, who previously worked at the Coral Springs store.
Lucky's donates 10 percent of all proceeds from its private label products to local charities and 10 cents for every shopper who takes home his or her groceries in a reusable shopping bag. In fact, 10 percent of its total sales on its January Impact Day (Jan. 31) will also be donated to the Urban Farming Institute to help build a school garden.
Lucky's Market will also be hosting its Taste of Lucky's day on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., during which guests can sample from some of Lucky's favorite local vendors and enter a gift basket giveaway.
Lucky's Market; 7700 Peters Rd., Plantation
See photos of the new grocery store below: