Lucky’s Market To Open In Plantation, And Customers At The Natural Foods Store Can Sip Wine While They Shop
A Colorado-based natural foods market will be opening in Plantation just in time for the holidays.
Lucky’s Food Market will be opening its fifth Florida store, located in the Plantation Pointe shopping center, before the end of 2016. The natural foods market will offer an affordable and wide selection of organic, natural, local and gluten-free items.
Ben Friedland, vice president of marketing at Lucky’s, said the main idea behind the store is to make natural and organic foods more accessible to local shoppers who aren't used to buying from a specialty grocer.
“Natural and organic food stores can oftentimes be very intimidating to people who haven’t shopped them before, so one of the primary goals of Lucky’s is to create an environment that would be not intimidating, very open, and feel very accessible to those who want to participate in natural and organic foods, but previously felt a bit intimidated to do so,” Friedland said.
Once a grand opening date is set, customers can expect a “bacon-cutting” ceremony, along with special deals, prices and samples that will continue throughout the week, according to Lucky’s representative Krista Torvik.
Within the 45,000-square-foot store, shoppers will be able to find house-cured meats, fresh seafood, a vast selection of local produce and a bakery. A bulk food section will also allow shoppers to choose their portions when it comes to gourmet coffee beans, organic flour, nut butters, natural gummy bears and more.
There will also be a department featuring ready-to-eat selections for customers who need quick, no-hassle meals. Never-ever meats (meats that have never been treated with hormones or antibiotics) will also be readily available. Customers can even take a break from grocery shopping in the café area, where they’ll find a fresh juice and smoothie bar, extensive wine and beer selections served on the spot, Wi-Fi, homemade pizza and more.
In addition to the fresh food options, shoppers can expect friendly staff—a quality loyal shoppers praise.
“The customer service [at my local store] is great, and the organic options for produce are fabulous,” said Michelle Fiore Licata, a weekly shopper at Lucky’s Market in Coral Springs.
One feature of the store Friedland thinks will be a hit among customers is the sip-and-stroll program, which allows shoppers to enjoy $2 pints of beer and $4 glasses of wine that will fit in cup holders that are attached to their shopping carts.
“A lot of people put grocery shopping in terms of their ‘desire to do’ next to going to the bank; not a lot of people love to go grocery shopping,” Friedland said. “Grocery shopping is a lot more fun when you can sip a beer and cruise up and down the aisle.”
The Lucky’s location will also feature an apothecary department for customers who enjoy natural home remedies and medicines. The department will offer local soaps, candles, salt lamps, and a DIY wall with salves, healing elixirs and more.
In the near future, Lucky’s Market will present an impact grant to a select organization through Lucky’s Market Community Project, which aims to improve the surrounding community and have Lucky’s recognized as a community store.
“Basically this organization is dedicated to improving the quality of communities where our stores are located,” said Torvik. “We’re focused on youth, education and healthy living."
Lucky's Market; 7700 Peters Road, Plantation
Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly spelled Lucky representative Krista Torvik's name.