Detwiler’s Farm Market opens in Parkway Collection center in north Sarasota
BY JAMES A. JONES JR. via Bradenton.com
SARASOTA — It had been the buzz in the neighborhood for months that Detwiler’s Farm Market was coming to the Parkway Collection shopping center at Lockwood Ridge Road and University Parkway.
Thursday, the new Detwiler’s store, the family’s third and by far the largest at 29,000-square-feet, opened and was immediately jammed with smiling customers.
“I like it, it’s a lot bigger than the other Detwiler’s. You can’t find better produce. They have the best lunch meat and best vegetables,” said Doug Shippee of Bradenton.
The new Detwiler’s is located in space formerly occupied by Sweetbay supermarket. Next door, also in the former supermarket space, is a new Miller’s Dutch Haus Furniture, which opens Friday.