Natural foods grocer Lucky’s has finally set an opening date, and it’s less than two months away. While prospective customers are certainly looking forward to the doors opening, for new store director Jim Mick, March 22 really can’t come soon enough. After all, he bought a home in Interlochen a year ago in anticipation of a 2016 opening. The store was originally intended to debut last year, but delays ensued, including a denial of permits, which led developer Joe Sarafa to sue Garfield Township. Those issues have been addressed and the store is once again on track. When completed, it will include both a host of grocery items, fresh meats, seafood and produce, a bakery and a number of ready-to-eat meals, made from scratch daily inside the store, as well as fresh grab-and-go sushi options. The approach stems from the store’s roots, when chefs Trish and Bo Sharon bought a convenience store in Boulder, Colo. The Sharons envisioned a grocery store where food lovers like themselves would want to shop. Mick says that approach is what appeals to him as an employee and what he believes will entice shoppers. “Lucky’s is a fun store to shop at and a fun place to work,” he says.
com a run for its money with their new “a social good” e-commerce market company, The Thx Co. Ricardo Jose and Ricardo Juan Bueso’s new online marketplace will allow consumers to purchase branded everyday goods and upon checkout, say thank you by... The brothers spent two years creating a database that will allow people to navigate through causes and categories to support nonprofits across America that best resonate with them — and even continue to donate monthly through a subscription box... Ricardo Jose and Ricardo Juan say they were inspired by their father Ricardo Bueso Sr., a wounded Vietnam veteran who in 2003 ran for president in his native country of Guatemala. Now, the 71-year-old spends his time visiting other veterans at Miami VA Healthcare System at Jackson Memorial Hospital. His sons say Ricardo Sr. has instilled in them lives of generosity and love, not just for one’s self, but for others too. “He’s always taught us about people, and serving them and the importance of that and how that’s not only the greatest blessing you can have, but that will make you the most successful,” Ricardo Jose said.