After two years of planning, and a few stops along the way, Vince’s Market finally debuted its new store in the community of Tottenham, about an hour north of Toronto, on Sept. 22.
Dozens of local residents turned out for the grand opening, lining up well ahead of the 8 a.m. start to check out the new store, which co-owner Brian Johns describes as “a mix of market and urban” and “a very easy store to shop.”
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The stylish, new 14,500-sq.-ft. store has a distinct fresh focus. In fact, the majority of the store is devoted to fresh—a large produce section, an expanded deli, a “cut-on-site meat department,” bakery, and a Grab + Go area located just inside the entrance where shoppers can grab coffee, juice, sushi and other prepared foods.
In addition to the fresh offerings, the Tottenham location offers a large bulk foods section and plenty of specialties including the store’s Vince’s Own private label goods, which range from packaged coffee to soup.
Co-owner Giancarlo Trimarchi says it was a true team effort readying the store for the grand opening. A delay with the landlord meant Vince’s had to wait until April of this year to take possession of the building. “It’s been non-stop since then,” he says, with the team putting in 12 to 14 hour days getting the store ready.
The Tottenham location, housed in a revitalized multi-purpose plaza, is the fourth for Vince’s Market, which also operates stores in the towns of Sharon, Newmarket and Uxbridge.
The Vince’s Market brand has been around since 1929, and was purchased by current owner Carmen Trimarchi in 1986, who has grown the business along with his partners Johns and son Giancarlo. Earlier this year, Vince's Market earned the distinction of being named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 2017.