Upscale Eatzi’s Market & Bakery, the European-style market, is opening its first store in Fort Worth in the chic University Park Village shopping center. The store is scheduled to open in May.
This will be the fifth branch of Eatzi's, and one of two new stores it has set for 2017, along with a branch that's opening in Dallas, at Preston Royal Village shopping center. Everything's a village.
At University Park Village, Eatzi's will join a mix of unique luxury shops that includes an Apple store, Tesla Motors, Michael Kors, Kendra Scott, Lululemon, Madewell, and the restaurant Pacific Table.
The original Eatzi's opened at Oak Lawn Avenue in 1996. There are also locations in Plano, Dallas' Inwood Village — another village! — and Grapevine.
Like Eatzi’s four existing locations, both new market locations will offer a wide variety of chef-prepared meals for the taking, including grilled meats and seafood, sushi, sandwiches and salads, deli meats and cheeses, pastries, desserts, beer, and wine. All dishes are prepared daily by an Eatzi's team of chefs.
Eatzi's offers daily specials hot and ready to eat, as well as a "grab and go" section for those seeking self-serve convenience. The Eatzi’s Cafe serves coffee and espresso, which is also for sale to make at home.
Their bakery is epic, with more than 45 varieties of breads and pastries baked fresh daily. Eatzi's also offers more than 130 varieties of meats and cheeses in the deli, more than 450 wines, and a wide selection of beer.
CEO Adam Romo says in a release that the shift towards the fast-casual dining trend is here to stay.
"Time is a luxury most of us don't have," he says. "Consumers are increasingly searching for a quality, convenient meal solution rather than cooking at home or committing the time required to dine at a full-service restaurant."