Lucky's Market, which bills itself as "organic for the 99%," is coming to Lexington.
According to a building permit issued by the city on Aug. 18, Lucky's plans to remodel the former Winn-Dixie supermarket at 1030 South Broadway at a proposed construction cost of $784,042 and hopes to have the new store open in early 2016.
Lucky's Market, which has headquarters in Niwot, Colo., is a natural foods store founded by two chefs in 2003 that focuses on community, according to its website. It often revives defunct buildings and has a strong emphasis on locally produced food and on charity involvement.
Lucky's did not immediately return a call for comment.
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This will be the second Lucky's Market in Kentucky. There is one in Louisville.
Lucky's Market typically offers produce, baked goods, meats, seafood, dairy, private label products including coffee, a deli counter for sandwiches and prepared foods, plus beer, wine and spirits.
The spot in Lexington, which has been vacant for years, is owned by the Teachers' Retirement System. At one time, the STEAM Academy, a partnership between the University of Kentucky and Fayette County Public Schools was slated to go in the building. But the sale of the building fell through.
Lexington's Lucky's Market location is near the UK campus as well as several corridors of student apartments.