Downtown residents will soon have a new place to buy their groceries.
Nations Fresh Food will be opening a major new supermarket in Jackson Square next spring.
The store will sit at the west end of the mall, near the intersection of Bay and Market Streets.
A news release says the 55 thousand square foot supermarket will offer multi-ethnic food including a large fresh fish market, meat and deli counters, an in-store bakery and international prepared foods for eat-in and take-out.
Attracting a grocery store to the core has been a long time goal for the city.
In June a proposal to offer a 650 thousand dollar grant to entice a supermarket was stalled. Council asked staff to reconsider offering a loan instead and at a smaller amount.