Lexington’s GreenWise Market will be permanently closing its doors after just eight months of operation.

The store opened in December at 5336 Sunset Blvd. South Carolina’s second location in Mount Pleasant will also close.

“We have made the difficult decision to close both GreenWise Market locations in South Carolina,” director of communications Maria Brous told Cola Daily. “Both locations were acquisitions that fit our needs at the time of opening; however, as our concept has evolved, the locations have space constraints that will not fit our current vision for GreenWise Markets.”

GreenWise, owned by Publix, carries a variety of products not usually found at Publix stores. Features of the Lexington GreenWise include a soup bar, freshly-made sandwiches and hot meals, sushi, and a wide selection of organic products. The store also has a bar which offers locally roasted coffee and other beverages including wine, beer, smoothies and fresh kombucha.

Brous said all store associates were notified of the closing and have been offered positions at neighboring Publix stores.

The final day of business will be Aug. 29, according to Brous. Both South Carolina locations will close at 7 p.m. that evening.

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Was disappointed to hear they were closing Greenwise, as it was one of the most polished places we had here. Selection, salad and food bar, pizza, etc. Quality, customer service, and great location.


I am not one bit surprised. Did anyone besides me walk in, look around and leave deciding there was nothing in this store but overpriced, mostly pre-packaged food? If you're the type that wants "organic" on the quick fix meals you make because you don't have time to cook, Greenwise was supposedly for you. The problem was that the prices were sky high and the quality just wasn't there. Bad move by my friends at Publix, which is a brand I simply adore.

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