GARDNER'S UNIT SETS STAGE FOR RETAIL 'THEATER'

MIAMI -- Gardner's Markets here is set to open a new store designed as a mix of retail and restaurant operations.The new Gardner's is being developed as a store that is still a supermarket but with more of the "food-as-theater" atmosphere of Brinker International's Eatzi's, said a company official."When customers come into the store, they'll see and smell the aroma of bread being baked right there,"

MIAMI -- Gardner's Markets here is set to open a new store designed as a mix of retail and restaurant operations.

The new Gardner's is being developed as a store that is still a supermarket but with more of the "food-as-theater" atmosphere of Brinker International's Eatzi's, said a company official.

"When customers come into the store, they'll see and smell the aroma of bread being baked right there," said Linda Gassenheimer, executive director of food and public relations for

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