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Fresh Market adding location in former Chesterfield Barnes & Noble space

Posted at 8:10 AM, Mar 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-06 08:32:33-05

The Fresh Market plans to move into a former Barnes and Noble space in the Commonwealth Center. Photo by Michael Schwartz.

A grocery chain is picking up in Chesterfield County where a book store giant left off.

The Fresh Market is preparing to settle into the Commonwealth Center in Midlothian at Hull Street Road and Route 288, the Greensboro, North Carolina-based company announced Wednesday.

It has leased a 23,350-square-foot space that was left vacant by Barnes & Noble at the end of last year.

The store, at 4600 Commonwealth Centre Parkway, should open in late fall or early winter, according to DDR Corp., the Ohio real estate investment firm that owns and manages the Commonwealth Center.

This location will be Fresh Market’s 14th store in Virginia, fourth in the Richmond area and second in Chesterfield County. It already operates a store at 1200 Huguenot Road, about 20 minutes from the Commonwealth Center.

It’s most recent opening was in Carytown in 2013.

A representative with Fresh Market did not return requests for comment by press time. The company’s announcement was first reported by the Times-Dispatch.

DDR plans to make several upgrades to the former bookstore building.

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