The St. Petersburg store is led by Curt Rotrock who was born and raised in Tampa, has raised his three daughters in the area and has more than 30 years of experience in grocery retail.
"Lucky's Market is excited to be part of the revitalization of the Tyrone area, and bring good food at great prices to more people in this thriving community," said Rotrock. "I look forward to sharing the Lucky's experience with the people of St. Pete's and having our new store be a strong community partner for many years to come."
In addition to superb customer service, pressed juices and smoothies are made fresh throughout the day, and the store boasts an extensive beer and wine selection. Customers can dine in the market's outdoor seating area, or the inviting café area and grab a cold-pressed nitro coffee or kombucha from the tap, a $2 pint of beer or a $3 glass of wine for a "Sip 'n Stroll" shopping experience.
Shoppers can get as much or as little as they'd like in the bulk section that offers everything from gourmet coffee beans, organic flour, and freshly ground nut butters to trail mix and natural gummy bears. Rounding out the new store is a full apothecary department, which has been designed to deliver a unique experience with a bulk DIY wall where people can buy what they need to make their own teas, salves, tinctures, healing elixirs and more. In addition to local soaps, candles, and salt lamps, customers will find natural remedies and mainstream medicines for common ailments.
Lucky's Market Community Impact Program is dedicated to improving the quality of life in communities where we live and work by supporting our vendors, their communities and local organizations addressing vital community needs. With more than a decade of dedication and hundreds of lives impacted, Lucky's Markets actively supports youth & education, healthy communities, sustainability and resilience programs in neighborhoods across the country.
Opening day activities for the St. Petersburg store included presentations of more than $10,000 in Impact Grants to support two local non-profit organizations - Edible Peace Patch Project to support their educational gardens for the upcoming school year, and Creative Clay to provide 32 scholarships for children with disabilities to be able to participate in their "Art Around the World" summer camp.