August 10, 2016
Naples Daily News – Food and Thought Plans to Make Expansions
The organic store, which includes a supermarket, café and clothing store, plans to add about 1,800 square feet at Gateway of Naples by the end of the year.
Gateway of Naples, at the northeast corner of U.S. 41 and Golden Gate Parkway near Coastland Center mall, is a 65,000-square-foot shopping center. With its expansion, Food & Thought and Thoughtful Threads will grow to 12,612 square feet. About 60 percent of the new space will be used for the sale of grocery and other retail products, while the rest will be used to expand the area that sells prepared foods.
The store promotes sustainability, organic farming and healthy eating.
Plans include expanding the juice bar, which will be moved to the north on the same side as the clothing store. The bar will have more seats inside and outside, with roll-up shutters that open to outdoor seating. Awnings will be added to make sitting outdoors more comfortable when the weather “isn’t perfect,” said Alfie Oakes, the store’s owner.
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