TRINITY, FL — A new grocery store is about to sprout in Trinity, and its imminent arrival is getting a thumbs up from area residents.
Sprouts Farmers Market is coming to The Village at Mitchell Ranch at State Road 54 and Little Road. An opening date has not been set.
The Phoenix-based specialty grocery store chain is quickly invading the Tampa Bay market, filling the void left by the closure of Winn-Dixie stores. The first Tampa Bay Sprouts opened in Carrollwood in 2017. Since then, Sprouts have opened in Valrico, Sarasota, Palm Harbor and South Tampa,
A Sprouts in Clearwater near U.S. 19 and Sunset Point Road is expected to open later this year.
Sprouts has built its reputation on its natural meats, fresh produce and bins of bulk foods.
"Sprouts’ ‘Healthy Living for Less’ approach to grocery shopping means potential team members should share a passion for healthy eating and the fresh, natural and organic products offered throughout the store," said the company in a press release.
"I love Sprouts — the prices, fresh produce and their already prepared meals," said resident Katrina Jones. "I am so excited that I no longer have to drive to Palm Harbor."
"I am ecstatic," said resident Jennifer Marino. "I go out of my way to travel to Sprouts, particularly for their produce, chicken and seafood. Their products are very fresh, their produce lasts much longer than any of my local supermarket chains does, and their prices are very reasonable."
"So super excited," said resident Tammy Cascioli. "I’m actually heading down to the Palm Harbor store today. I can’t wait till ours opens."
"So excited," said Erica Han Kooistra. "Their organic produce prices are amazing and lots of things you can’t find other places, like Angelic brand products (sprouted grains buns, pizza crusts, wraps, etc). Also, can’t help but love an olive bar."
"Sprouts is great in terms of me being vegetarian/transitioning vegan," said Carmela Kazmier. "They offer so many of those alternatives and we need a place locally like that. Publix and Walmart have such a small "vegetarian/vegan section."
"I make it a point that every time I am in Palm Harbor to stop in Sprouts, even if it is just for a couple things," said Kellie Amero Stobie. "There isn’t anything there that I don’t like (except for the crowds ). Spouts is a huge positive in the mess that a new mall is going to bring to that area."
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