Fresh Market on 1700 South is set to get a major overhaul

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Update Dec. 20, 2022: After this story published, employees at the store told Building Salt Lake Fresh Market will become a Macey’s as part of the overhaul. Maceys and Fresh Market are part of the same local chain of full-service grocery stores. Representatives from Associated Foods have not responded to requests for comment.

It’s not just its parking lot. Fresh Market in Salt Lake City’s West Emerson neighborhood is set to get a major facelift.

The company requested a building permit for a $2.3 million makeover of its store at 1638 S. 900 E.

Among the changes, Fresh Market plans to update its flooring, finishes, cases, bathrooms, electrical, plumbing and self-checkout stations.

According to the permit, the location would also add a Starbucks and move its pharmacy within the building.

A representative for the locally owned Fresh Market didn’t immediately respond to a request for more information.

The changes come shortly after the Utah full-service grocery chain replaced its parking lot.

That change involved replacing the asphalt in the parking lot, adding a new bike rack to the right of the entrance and improving the landscaping.

They did not include using excess space in the parking lot to create housing or retail fronting 900 East or 1700 South.

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Taylor Anderson grew up near Chicago and made his way West to study journalism at the University of Montana. He's been a staff writer for the Chicago Tribune, Bend Bulletin and Salt Lake Tribune. A move from Portland, Oregon, to Salt Lake City opened his eyes to the importance of good urban design for building strong neighborhoods. He lives on the border of the Liberty Wells and Ballpark neighborhoods.