Lucky’s Market Brings New Life into Shopping Center

Lucky’s Market is Gainesville’s newest grocery store that boasts a high percentage of organic goods and everyday low prices.

The store originated in Boulder, Colorado by married couple Bo and Trish Sharon who both went to culinary school together. They picked Gainesville because they like the vibe of college towns along with the higher educated community that understands the importance of healthy eating.

Lucky’s Market chose a piece of real estate in Gainesville that had been vacant since 1996, and they have now revived the parcel keeping the parking lot filled every day since they opened on January 7!

Some of Lucky’s inventory includes a vast amount of produce, bacon & sausage made in house, a kitchen making items fresh daily, a liquor store and a natural beauty & health supplement section. Lucky’s also has several consumer incentives, including bringing your own bags and you can either get money back or donate to a local charity and having the option to sip on beer, wine or coffee as you browse the store. 


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Nick Banks

Nick created Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group in 2002 and spent the first eight years developing and acquiring office and retail projects in South Florida as well as North Central Florida. In 2010 the focus of the firm was shifted to primarily serve third party clients and perform brokerage, property management and mortgage banking functions. Nick has personally developed and acquired nearly 200,000 square feet of office and retail properties in markets throughout Florida. Prior to founding Front Street, Nick was the Director of Finance and Dispositions for Stiles Corporation in Fort Lauderdale where he financed and sold over $500 million in commercial real estate. Before joining Stiles, Nick was an Associate Director at GE Capital Real Estate where he sourced over $200 million in financing throughout Florida. Nick is a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in Finance and a concentration in Real Estate. He serves as a board member and current vice-chair for the United Way of North Central Florida where he also chairs the Development Committee. Nick is actively involved with the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce where he serves as a board member and committee member for the Council for Economic Outreach. He is also a recent graduate of Leadership Gainesville which is a year long leadership program hosted by the Chamber. He is a member of Grace United Methodist Church where he has served as finance chair and as a member of the leadership council. Nick serves as an advisory board member of the University of Florida Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies. Nick was recently named chair of the Gainesville committee for the North Florida chapter of Urban Land Institute (ULI). He is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Florida and is a long time member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

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