"The Fresh Market's inviting atmosphere is reminiscent of European markets," CEO Craig Carlock said in a release announcing the store opening. "The smell of freshly brewed coffee and bread right out of the oven, the sound of classical music, soft lighting with antique decor in an intimate setting, and the ability to select and taste fresh, high quality products all work together to create surroundings where customers are encouraged to experience the food."
Seafood will be delivered several times a week, and the Overland Park store will also have a deli, butcher, house coffee and a host of prepared meals. The Fresh Market has 138 stores in 26 states. The first store opened in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1982. It's a publicly traded company that one Yelper suggested is the "Southern answer to Whole Foods."
Anyone been to the Fresh Market in another state and care to weigh in on the shopping experience?