CLEAR FORK VALLEY — A refurbished market in Lexington is offering local fruits and vegetables, bedding plants and grocery staples.
The Main Street Market has opened at the intersection of State Route 97 and U.S. Route 42.
It recently offered rib eye steaks at $4.99 a pound. Owner Jason Potes said the store will offer “aggressive pricing” on items. This weekend another red meat item will be sold at an “aggressive” price, said Potes.
The Main Street Market takes the place of the old Geyer’s super market.
Main Street has a deli area, with Kretschmer items. Produce offers Amish grown strawberries. Bi-color sweet corn comes from the Carolinas, Potes said.
Potes is the operator of Stoodt’s Market in Bellville.
He said he is “happy with what he has been able to provide folks.”
Some people who had worked at Geyer’s now work at Main Street Market, said Potes. Some of those employees already had the required professional food handling training grocery and other food stores require.
Main Street Market will have a broader inventory than Stoodt’s, said Potes. Much of the equipment had been left by Geyer’s, so this means setting up areas like the delicatessen was easier, according to Potes.
The store still has to iron out some details, like updating the beer and liquor license. Geyer’s had sold beer and wine, and the intention is for Main Street Market to do the same.
Potes said that is in a state of “dormancy” because the license had been used by another entity.
Main Street Market is selling bedding plants, including one variety of broccoli. Flowering bedding plants also are available.
The plan is to get in local zucchini, rhubarb and a few cucumbers this weekend, said Potes.
Hours for the store are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.