The Circuit City spot, closed at the end of 2009, held a Safeway until the mid-1990s.
Sumptuous cases of produce have become a Fresh Market hallmark.
Just two weeks after the artery-clogging
opening of Cook-Out, word comes that another Greensboro-based
food company plans to shake up Charlottesville.
Market, a fast-growing grocer that specializes in hard-to-find
foods, plans to open in the dormant spot occupied for about a
decade by Circuit City, which closed its store in the Albemarle
Square Shopping Center on the eve of the bankruptcy, which
eventually dissolved the electronics discounter.
While a Charlottesville location is not listed at the company's
online list of
13 impending stores, the news came from a presentation to a
local board with the power to review external building changes in
certain high-profile areas. On Monday, April 2, the Fresh Market
presentation was made to the Albemarle County Architectural Review
Board, according to a person present.
If Fresh Market follows through with its plans for Central
Virginia, which also include a store on Parham Road in Richmond
(with another one planned for the Fan district), the move will mark
a return of groceries to Albemarle Square which has, as of late,
struggled with an unusually high percentage of open storefronts.
Home to both the Northside Library and a large outpost of ACAC, the
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