The Fresh Market announces further expansion in South Carolina

Specialty Grocer Signs Lease for New Store in Columbia

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 — The Fresh Market continues to grow its chain of specialty grocery stores and has signed a lease for a new location in Columbia, S.C. The store, expected to open in fall 2016, will be situated in a new shopping center at the intersection of Two Notch Road and Fore Avenue. Once opened, it will be the company’s ninth store in the state.

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