The Boulder-Colorado organic grocery chain has signed a lease to open a new location here in Orlando and Winter Park. The grocery store serves craft beer and wine to customers as they shop. The 'hip' store currently has 28 stores nationally and plans to open more then 20 this year.
"The chain has a fun, festive vibe, and encourages customers to sip and stroll around the store jamming to live or classic rock music. Think of it as a cross between a brewery, farmer's market, and the best of several grocery chains packed into one interesting about 45,000-square-foot store.
It has four craft brews on tap — Oakland Park's Funky Buddha Floridian among them — for $2 a pint, along with a selection of wines for $3 a glass. Stop by the cafe to grab a glass, clip the special cup holder onto your cart, and you're ready to roll.
Lucky's stocks its own brands of products and wines, about 50 percent of them organic, and has a large selection of prepared foods. It cures and smokes its own meats, selling bacon, deli meats and sausages free of antibiotics, growth hormones and nitrates. It also has bulk nuts, candy, coffee and other foods in self-serve bins" (Sun-sentinel.com).
"Affordabile organic grocer Lucky's Market opened in Oakland Park on in 2017. The hip, Colorado-based chain encourages customers to “sip and stroll” with beer or wine sold in the cafe (grocery carts have cup holders) while jamming to live music. Lucky's also has a sense of humor, with playful signs posted all over the store. (Doreen Christensen)