By: Kelly Tyko, Treasure Coast Newspapers
STUART — A natural grocery store known for its large organic selection is coming to the Treasure Coast.
No, we’re not getting Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods Market, but a Sprouts Farmers Market.
Phoenix-based Sprouts, which operates more than 300 stores nationwide, plans to open in Stuart's Martin Square shopping center on U.S. 1 near Indian Street. The plaza is anchored by Home Depot, Old Time Pottery and Staples.
“Since entering the Florida market two years ago, residents across the state continue to ask for a Sprouts in their neighborhood," Kalia Pang, a Sprouts spokeswoman, said in a statement. "We are looking forward to bringing our unique 'healthy living for less' concept to shoppers in Stuart.”
There are six Sprouts in Florida and more coming soon, including the first in Palm Beach County, set to open March 20 in Wellington. A Jupiter location also is planned at 3757 Military Trail in Admiral's Cove.
Sprouts says its stores feature a large produce section in the center of the store and a deli with prepared entrees and side dishes, butcher shop and fish market.
But don't grab your shopping bags just yet. Additional details, including a projected opening date, were not announced.
Based on past experience, we might have a long wait before the grand opening…