Downtown grocery store The Market plans to open Oct. 8

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An artist’s rendering shows the planned store The Market at 611 Fremont St. in downtown Las Vegas.

Downtown residents will soon welcome a new, modern grocery store to Fremont Street.

The Market announced Thursday that it will open to the public Oct. 8.

The 6,000-square-foot space at 611 Fremont St. will offer a "full-scale urban grocery shopping experience," according to the opening announcement.

"We did a lot of research and studied markets around the country that are in that urban market, and we captured a bit of that," said The Market General Manager Ellyn Chantos.

The store will offer traditional groceries, including produce, meat, seafood and frozen items.

The location also will sell coffee and pastries, craft beer, wine and grab-and-go meals. A 30-seat cafe area and a coffee bar also will be part of the store.

Chantos, whose background includes eight years working for Whole Foods, said the store will offer healthy and organic items as well.

The store's decor will incorporate stainless steel, skylights and wood, and the building will have neon signage.

Downtown Project representative Maria Phelan said The Market fits the neighborhood and makes the most of the space available in the urban setting.

Chantos said she believes The Market will fill a hole in the downtown community, which has few grocery stores.

"It’s a need for making downtown successful," she said.

Though the business will be located in a tourist-heavy area, Chantos said the store is listening to locals' worries over pricing.

"There’s not going to be an uproar about the prices we’re charging in The Market," she said.

The Market is expected to be open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.

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