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Sprouts Farmers Market to open new Clearwater location

A new Sprouts Farmers Market is slated to open in Clearwater later this year while a planned Valrico store has announced its grand opening later this month, the organic grocer announced on Tuesday.

The two new Tampa Bay locations will bring the Arizona-based chain's local footprint to five stores. The Clearwater market will be near U.S. 19 and Sunset Point Road, but the company released few other details about the new build.

Previous coverage:A look at Tampa Bay's first Sprouts Farmers Market

The 30,000-square-foot Valrico location is scheduled to open Feb. 21 at 7 a.m. on 3315 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. Opening-day perks include 20 percent off orders for the first 200 shoppers, free muffins, coffee, coupon books and reusable bags.

Sprouts is a speciality grocery known for its affordable natural and organic foods, but are usually about half the size of supermarkets such as Publix.

Tampa Bay's first Sprouts opened in Carrollwood in February of last year.

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