A new store coming to Augusta next summer is aiming to put a fresh spin on the grocery-shopping experience.
FreshTake is planned for a 42,000-square-foot former Whole Foods space at 2907 Washington Road.
Jackson Mitchell, 28, drafted the first floor plan of the store 11 years ago while working in his family’s retail stores in Alabama, Foodland Plus.
“Over the years I continued to revise it based off experience and studying other operations across the country,” he told What Now Atlanta via email.
Mitchell is the CEO of Jackson Mitchell Holdings, which also operates Little Giant Farmers Market, a grocery store with five locations in Georgia.
FreshTake will feature a Starbucks, mezzanine seating, a beer and wine bar called Jackson’s, a 5-hole putting green, and a patio with a walk-up barbecue smokehouse.
In store, customers can find stations for sushi, pizza, pasta, sandwiches, smoothies and juices. There will also be a bakery and a large selection of import cheeses. Fresh produce, in-store butchers, a seafood department, and a full-service pharmacy round out the offerings.
Instacart pick-up and catering services will be available from the store.
“My plan for FreshTake in Augusta is to be a hub for the community to come together and enjoy great food, shopping, hanging out, and experience a fresh new grocery experience,” Mitchell said.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the store at the beginning of November. The project is set to bring 130 jobs to locals.
The company plans to open more FreshTake locations after the opening of the Augusta store.