What's In Store

Construction begins on Fresh Market in Dilworth Gardens

Construction recently began on the new Fresh Market in Dilworth Gardens, and the grocery store is slated to open in mid-November, just ahead of Thanksgiving.

Omega Construction is general contractor for the project, says Brad Murr of MPV Properties, which manages and leases the shopping center. Fresh Market signed a lease with the property group earlier this spring.

The much-anticipated new grocery store takes the place of the former Blacklion home furnishings store, which closed in January, in a 14,200-square-foot space. That’s a little bigger than the standard Trader Joe’s but about one-third the size of a traditional Charlotte-area supermarket like Harris Teeter.

Talley’s Green Grocery, a natural foods market, previously occupied the space before it closed in 2008 after 17 years in business.

This will be Fresh Market’s fifth location within Charlotte and the company’s 21st location in North Carolina.

Other recent additions to Dilworth Gardens are a Sherwin-Williams paint store and Sean Rocco Salon, both which opened this year. Murr says the shopping center is now full.

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