RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR)—Attention: Are you looking for a job? The Fresh Market will be holding a “career open house” on Thursday, August 9, from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., at the Westin Richmond Hotel, 6631 West Broad Street.
The Fresh Market is hiring for their new store just off Carytown, located at Ellwood Avenue and Nansemond Street. The store is anticipated to be almost 20,000 square feet and will bring approximately 80-90 new jobs into the city.
The company is looking to staff these positions:
- Assistant Front End Manager
- Assistant Deli Manager
- Assistant Grocery Specialists
- Meat Cutters
- Seafood Specialists
- Bulk Specialists
- Candy/Coffee Specialist
- Cheese Specialist
- Grocery Specialist
- Gift/Floral Specialist
Interested applicants can also apply online at http://www.thefreshmarket.com/careers use the “keyword” 139 for the Carytown jobs.
Maryland Financial, the developer has plans to convert the two-story, 136,968-square-foot Verizon office building into Carytown Place. It will be a 42,000-square-foot retail center that will include underground parking and eventually a second 5,400-square-foot building on the site.
The plans have previously been met with public controversy; many feel that big box stores will squash local retailers, while others welcome the competition.
People that CBS 6 spoke with don't seem too concerned about a fourth grocery store coming to Carytown.
"Variety is a good thing to have options to provide for all different types of consumers, I think is a good idea," Nyibe Cousins said.
Carytown Merchants Association President Bob Broomfield still has some concerns. "They took down that buffer between retail and people's homes," he said. "So, right across the street these people are going to have to live with the garbage truck perhaps coming and going."