BOUNTIFUL — Fresh Market in Bountiful will be no more after Feb. 9.
The Associated Foods-owned grocery store and pharmacy at 535 S. 200 West will be combined with the Dick’s Market at 2280 S. Orchard Drive in Bountiful.
Dick’s will be extensively remodeled but will remain open during the redo, which is due to be completed by spring, Associated Foods Public Relations director Jason Sokol said.
“We just got the plans,” Sokol said. “We will start working on the core (of the Dick’s store) in the next week to hit our deadlines.”
“It will be dramatically different,” he said of the store’s interior.
Interior changes will include an updated deli with expanded seating area for guests, a full-service meat counter and an expanded/redesigned produce department.
The remodel will be similar to what occurred before last July’s closure of the old Centerville Dick’s and its reopening in what was a Fresh Market on Parrish Lane, Sokol said.
“They’ll be getting the same type of store as in Centerville,” he said.
The Bountiful Dick’s will continue its tradition of being closed on Sundays, Sokol said
At most five employees may lose their jobs, he said. There are a combined 150 employees at the two stores.
“I try to shop here whenever I can,” said Marcy Lindsay of Bountiful’s Fresh Market on Wednesday morning. She lives close to the Bountiful Dick’s but said she often shops at the 200 West.
The Fresh Market store may not go dark for long after its closure, Sokol said.
“We are currently in talks to fill that space,” he said. “We’re very positive that’s going to happen.
An independent business is looking at the site, he said.
Sokol declined to be more specific, saying “it could be a grocery store. It’s looking very good.”
The new building occupant would make its own announcement when negotiations are complete.
Since Associated Foods bought out all but a handful of Utah Albertsons stores in 2009, it has closed several across the state.