January 31, 2018
ASHEVILLE, NC – Earth Fare, the authentic specialty organic and natural foods grocery store, proudly announces that it will bring healthier choices to Palm Beach Gardens when it opens this spring on PGA Boulevard, just west of Military Trail. The 24,000 square-foot store will be part of the Main Street at Midtown shopping center, located at 4801 PGA Boulevard. Earth Fare currently operates 46 stores in ten states, including eight locations across Florida.
“Earth Fare is the perfect addition to PGA Boulevard, which is one of the prominent east-west thoroughfares in Palm Beach County. We wanted a specialty grocer that was going to respond to the wants and needs of the strong demographic profile of the surrounding residential communities,” said Jonathan Porter, Vice President and Asset Manager for Ram Realty Advisors. “We couldn’t be happier to welcome our second Earth Fare development into our Ram-affiliated projects, and are especially excited that this store will be just steps away from our main corporate office.”
Earth Fare has established itself as a leader in the healthy foods grocery industry for more than 40 years by continually developing innovative programs and campaigns that make it easier for shoppers to take back control of their health through their food choices. Since its founding in 1975, Earth Fare has maintained a unique Food Philosophy that informs every product offered in the store. This Food Philosophy is exemplified by a rigorous set of Quality Standards, which ensures that all products sold are free of high fructose corn syrup, artificial fats and trans-fats, artificial colors, artificial preservatives, artificial sweeteners, bleached or bromated flour, and are never administered antibiotics or growth hormones. These ingredients and additives are outlined on Earth Fare’s pioneering Boot List. Furthering this commitment to helping shoppers live healthier, happier, longer lives, Earth Fare last year offered to share its Boot List with any grocer interested in making the same commitment to transparency to its shoppers.
In addition, Earth Fare’s 750+ private brand products are all sourced using only non-GMO ingredients, and new products are being added to the shelves each day. This year, Earth Fare launched The Clean Plate, a quarterly in-store magazine that provides shoppers with scientifically backed information about why what we eat matters.
“Americans everywhere deserve a place where they can shop confidently, knowing that every product in their cart is free from harmful additives that we know are not conducive to a healthy lifestyle.” said Earth Fare president and CEO Frank Scorpiniti. “We are very proud to bring our unparalleled commitment to helping our shoppers live longer, healthier, happier lives to the Palm Beach Gardens community.”
Beyond groceries, the new store will also feature Earth Fare’s Heirloom Organic Juice Bar, which features 100% Certified Organic coffees, smoothies, and juices, including custom blends as well as convenient freshly prepared bottles for the person on-the-go. Shoppers will also find a wide variety of organic choices at Palm Beach Gardens Kitchen, featuring ready-to-go and prepared foods including the salad bar, hot foods bar, pizza station, sandwich counter, and conveniently packaged meals-on-the-go. Shoppers can enjoy a homemade meal without the work, whether dining in the indoor and outdoor 54-seat café with free Wi-Fi or taking it home.
Earth Fare will be the new anchor tenant of Main Street at Midtown, a 47-acre development that encompasses more than 96,000 square feet of retail, restaurant, and office space together with 225 luxury condominiums, a 500-seat cultural center, and a 300-seat banquet hall.
Learn more about Earth Fare’s fresh approach to improving lives through a healthier lifestyle at www.earthfare.com.
ABOUT EARTH FARE
Founded in 1975 in Asheville, North Carolina, Earth Fare is one of the largest natural and organic food retailers in the country, with 46 locations across 10 states in the Southeast, mid-Atlantic and Midwest. Their full-service philosophy incorporates the highest food Quality Standards in the industry with compelling value, friendly and knowledgeable service, and a superior shopping experience. It’s a philosophy that makes it easy to live a healthier lifestyle, every day.
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ABOUT RAM REALTY ADVISORS
Ram is an affiliated group of companies and partnerships that acquire, develop, manage and finance retail and multifamily properties in the Southeast. The group also selectively provides equity and acquires distressed debt. Since 1996 the Company has deployed in excess of $2.5 billion of capital.