TRINITY — Pasco County will be getting its first Sprouts Farmers Market, the organic grocery chain announced Wednesday.
The new store will open at the Village at Mitchell Ranch on State Road 54 and Little Road. Officials with the speciality store did not say when the store will open to shoppers.
The new location is the latest in the Phoenix, Ariz. chain's Florida expansion, which includes new stores in Clearwater, Winter Park, Deerfield Beach and Wellington. Five Sprouts are open across the state now.
The organic grocer's Florida expansion comes at a time when most other states have lost grocery space.
Last year, Florida's grocery square footage grew by 6 percent. That was largely because of an increased demand for smaller speciality stores such as Sprouts and Lucky's Market, which is opening in St. Petersburg this June.
Already Sprouts stores are open in South Tampa, Carrollwood, Valrico and Palm Harbor.
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