Morton’s Gourmet Market to fill Siesta Market spot
by: Jessica Salmond via Yourobserver.com
Siesta Key will be home to Morton’s Gourmet Market’s second location later this summer.
Morton’s owners, Eddie and Todd Morton, have signed a lease to fill the spot currently held by the Siesta Market.
The Siesta Market, located at 205 Canal Road in Siesta Key Village, will close at the end of May after owners Vince and Peter Messina announced in late March that they wanted to retire. Chris Brown and business partner Mike Grathon own the property; they purchased the land in November for $2.8 million. After the Messina brothers decided to retire at the end of the season, Brown started searching for a new tenant. Last week, Brown said he wanted to see another grocery store in that location.
“I think that is a service that’s needed — there’s a huge void if it’s not a grocery store,” he said. “Customers and tourists depend on it.”