The Earth Fare in downtown Orlando will reopen


ORLANDO, Florida – Earth Fare Store in downtown Orlando, one of 50 organic and health food stores that closed early last year, has reopened with new ownership.

What you need to know

  • The organic and health food retailer Earth Fare in downtown Orlando is reopening
  • The location was one of 50 stores that closed nationwide early last year
  • A new investor bought Earth Fare and reopened about 20 of them

The 24,000 square meter store on the ground floor of the new mixed-use building in Lucerne on Orange Avenue and Gore Street opened on Saturday.

The Earth Fare location was closed and the chain was declared bankrupt in February 2020. That was just weeks after all-natural food competitor Lucky’s Market closed a few blocks south on Orange Street and Michigan Streets.

That left Publix, Walmart Neighborhood Market, and Target as the remaining grocery stores in downtown Orlando.

In March, a company executive in Asheville, NC, where Earth Fare is based, bought the company, according to an Earth Fare press release. With the support of the previous owners and operators, 20 locations in eight states on the east coast will be reopened and will be expanded. According to his website, the other Florida locations that have reopened are in Seminole on Tampa Bay and Ocala.


Janet Smith