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Marlene’s Market Backs Out On Point Ruston
It looks like bad news for anyone who was looking forward to shopping for organic food at a new Marlene’s Market in Point Ruston. According to the TNT, the organic grocer has backed out on its agreement to open a third location as an anchor tenant at the Point Ruston mixed-use development.
Apparently Marlene Beadle, the founder and namesake of the market, is still up for the deal, but the TNT quotes her explaining that the rest of the family just isn’t up for the risk and timing of the now cancelled expansion.
The first building at Point Ruston, which houses the Copperline Apartments above several first-floor retailers, is apparently still on track to open this spring – maybe as soon as early April – along with more of the Point Ruston Waterwalk. The Point Ruston developer is actively seeing another grocer to fill the yet-to-be-developed space that would have housed Marlene’s, and plans to start construction on the first of the two condominium buildings within a month.
We liked the idea last year when we heard of the deal for the 20,000 square-foot Marlene’s at Point Ruston complete with outdoor seating. Sadly, it seems we’ll need to file this in the too-good-to-be-true folder. At least for now.
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