Fresh Market Midtown is Super Fresh

Posted by Holly Whitfield | August 13th 2014 3755 0

The newest grocery store in Memphis is the Fresh Market at the corner of Cooper and Union in midtown, in the old Ike's location. It opened to the public at 8 a.m. this morning, and I was there for the cracking of the cheese. (At Fresh Market, they bust open a new wheel of parmesan cheese instead of the usual ribbon cutting.) 

My observations/information:

– All the produce is stacked very, very prettily and the lighting makes everything look delicious.
– There's an enormous selection of pre-made food, including sushi, sandwiches, burgers, kebobs, crab cakes, deli-style salads, rotisserie chicken, meats, and of course, a bunch of ridiculously good-looking baked goods. Some of the meat and seafood come with cooking instructions/recipes.
– There's also a candy aisle, a coffee stand ($1 a cup), and a beer section, along with all the usual grocery aisles.
– This location created between 70 and 80 new jobs for Memphians.
– This location has a partnership with the Mid-South Food Bank to make daily food donations.
– Fresh Market is open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Check out this slideshow of photos I took today. 

Go there:

Fresh Market Midtown
2145 Union Avenue (at Cooper and Union)
Memphis, Tennessee 38104
(901) 726-5263

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. amh says:

    awesome shots!! my mouth is watering and belly growling…

  2. Paula says:

    They have a chocolate butter pie that is very close to Seesel's

  3. Lisa says:

    I have so awaited this opening! I have celiac disease and Im gluten free. Since Kroger took over all the Schnuck's stores, their prices are higher that Whole foods on GF items. The Germantown Fresh Market had better prices and I live in midtown and I so want to wish KROGER GOODBYE!

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