Christianburg, Va. — A group of developers will build a new prototype of the specialty grocer in Christianburg. Walt Rector, founding principal of Flagstaff, Ariz.-based Bromont Investments, and investment partner Chris Carlsen, are leading the development of the Earth Fare, which will be located within Christianburg Marketplace. The new store will feature a smaller footprint than previous Earth Fare stores. Fletcher, N.C.-based Earth Fare closed all of its 46 stores and filed for bankruptcy in February. Randy Talley, cofounder of the original Earth Fare, and Dennis Hulsing, an Asheville, N.C.-based investor, teamed up to acquire shuttered Earth Fare locations, in mid-April, as well as the grocer’s trade name. The Christianburg location is slated to open in spring 2021. The investors have also recently reopened closed Earth Fare stores in Roanoke, Va.; and Asheville and Boone, N.C. Other tenants at Marketplace at Christianburg include AspenDental, Chipotle, Elegant Nails, Harbor Freight, Mission BBQ, Orangetheory Fitness, Sandros, Skyline Bank, Starbucks and Verizon.
Development Group to Build New Earth Fare Grocery Store in Christianburg, Virginia