TAMPA, FL January 8, 2013 — Florida Retail Partners, an X Team partner brokered two leases for The Fresh Market (www.freshmarket.com) as part of the company’s expansion in Florida. The Fresh Market continues to grow its chain of specialty grocery stores with new locations in Naples, Fla. and Brandon, Fla. The new 25,575 square foot Naples store will be located in the Eagle Creek shopping center at the intersection of Highway 41 and Highway 951. The new 18,091 square foot Brandon store will be located in the Lithia Crossing shopping center on Lithia-Pinecrest Road. The stores will be the company’s 34th and 35th in the state.
Kalyn Brandewie, Founding Partner with Florida Retail Partners is The Fresh Market’s broker representative for West Florida. “The Fresh Market will be a welcome addition to both of these affluent communities,” stated Brandewie.
“We are excited about our continued expansion in the South, and in Florida in particular,” said Randy Kelley, senior vice president of real estate and development for The Fresh Market. “We look forward to building on the success of our other Florida locations, where we have enjoyed a strong and loyal customer base, and to providing customers in the East Naples and Marco Island area, as well as Brandon and surrounding areas, with the same quality products and excellent customer service.”
The Fresh Market has built its reputation on being an extraordinary food destination store. “From bountiful produce and a full-service meat counter to convenient prepared foods and an in-store bakery,” said Craig Carlock, the company’s president and CEO, “customers will discover that our stores are committed to variety, freshness and value as well as superior customer service.”
About The Fresh Market, Inc.
Founded in 1982, The Fresh Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: TFM) is a specialty grocery retailer focused on providing high-quality products in a unique and inviting atmosphere with a high level
of customer service. The company currently operates 129 stores in 25 states, primarily located in the Southeast, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast, with plans for continued expansion
throughout the country. The Fresh Market is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, please visit www.thefreshmarket.com .
About Florida Retail Partners
X Team partner Florida Retail Partners was founded in 1997 and currently has four Florida Retail Real Estate Specialists all with over twenty years of experience. The company’s focus has always been on retail tenant and landlord representation on Florida’s West Coast and Central Florida. This exclusive focus on retail includes diverse assignments ranging from tenant representation, land sales and consulting to leasing of both distressed properties in need of turnaround and upscale mixed-use projects with very specific co-tenancy parameters.
About X Team
X Team is an international alliance of retail real estate specialists with offices located in major cities throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. X Team partners average more than 20 years of industry experience, with expertise in major markets worldwide, specializing in tenant, property and developer/landlord representation, workout services, property dispositions and retail investments. X Team services include transaction negotiation, portfolio analysis, lease valuations, acquisitions, and asset assessment and valuation. For more information, please visit www.xteam.net.