The Fresh Market, Inc., a North Carolina-based specialty grocery retailer, will open an Elk Grove store on Wednesday.
With the opening of the store at 7707 Laguna Blvd. at 8 a.m., the grocery chain now operates 143 stores across the country. The chain was founded in 1982.
About a year ago, the company opened its first California store at Rocky Ridge Town Center, 2030 Douglas Blvd., in Roseville. Another Fresh Market, in the former Borders bookstore at 2339 Fair Oaks Blvd. in Sacramento, is scheduled to open Sept. 25.
Opening day activities at the Elk Grove store include a free, sample-sized bag of coffee and a free re-usable shopping bag to the first 1,000 customers. Chef demonstrations are also planned.
Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.