Latin grocery store arrives in Nashville

Specialty grocer Mazfresco Market is now open in south Nashville.

Specialty grocer Mazfresco Market is now open in south Nashville.

A new specialty grocery store opened on February 12 in Nashville, Tenn. The 8,600 square foot Mazfresco Market, which took over a former Kroger location, has a Latin theme.

The store offers Mexican breads and pastries, freshly made corn tortillas, and house salsas and creams. It will carry brands such as Goya, LaCostena and Jarritos and feature Latin American meats and cheeses. The store also has a fresh meat and seafood section. The store is located at the Plaza Mariachi, a Latin-themed cultural center that will open in March, reports Tennessean.

K&S World Market and Patel Brothers are among ethnic grocery stores already operating in that area, which is considered the heart of Nashville’s Hispanic community.

Jeff Weaver is the store manager for Mazfresco Market, which operates from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. The store has its own exterior entrance to the former Kroger.

Under the Plaza Mariachi concept, that roughly 85,000 square foot building will also house radio stations Activa 1240 and La Ranchera 880 plus businesses including Dia & Luna clothing boutique, Mediterranean cafe Kouzina Cafe and walk-up eatery El Ceviche Loco.