The Fresh Market grocery store that opened across Weslayan from Central Market at 3745 Westheimer Rd. last August will be shut down within a week or 2. The national chain galloped into the Houston area last year by moving into 4 former locations of Rice Epicurean. The company cited “meaningful profitability hurdles” in announcing the single-store closure, along with the closure of 3 additional locations in California. Still alive, apparently: plans to open a store at 1519 West Bay Area Blvd. in Webster this year.
- Fresh Market to close Houston location [Houston Business Journal]
- Previously on Swamplot: The West University Fresh Market, Stacking Up, Rice Epicurean Giving Up the Groceries, Leasing 4 Locations to Fresh Market
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