Downtown's long-awaited new grocery store The Market with an on-site cafe have set an opening date of Wednesday, Oct 8., and it looks like it can meet the deadline. Construction is racing along, with the facade not yet complete, but certainly resembling the published renderings created by Aptus Architecture.
The boutique concept takes the place of the former Mamita's Mexican & Cuban Food restaurant and the shuttered Fremont Family Market with a plan to offer grocery goods, plus meals, sandwiches, sweet snacks and creations from a full barista station featuring Stumptown Coffee Roasters coffee.
The Market [Rendering: Aptus Architecture]
Seen as a Downtown spin on a Trader Joe's or Whole Foods Market with an emphasis on natural and organic foods, the 6,448-square-foot interior will feature a salad bar with refrigerated storage at the rear of the store for beer, wine and deli goods.
The coffee shop will include grab and go items, a charcuterie, a prepared food case, baked good and bread section and gelato.
Diners can enjoy the selections sitting at the counter, or by the window or out on the 200-square-foot patio designed with room for 15.