Customers lined up at the new Santa Monica Bristol Farms, a former Albertsons location.
Local officials and Bristol Farms employees at the ribbon cutting. CEO Kevin Davis is pictured at left wearing a jacket.
In addition to cakes and pastries, the Bristol Farms bakery offers European artisan hearth-style breads, baked fresh daily.
The store offers more than 350 different types of artisan cheeses from around the world.
Hatch chili roasting in the store with a live radio broadcast.
An extensive chocolate bar between the bakery and the juice bar features gift boxes.
A juice bar offers smoothies and veggie shots.
The selection of produce from around the world also includes locally grown natural and organic items.
Seafood is delivered fresh daily. Among the offerings are 100% natural kettle-cooked cocktail shrimp.
In addition to sushi, prepared food offerings include a Hawaiian poke bar, a homemade soup bar, a wood-stone pizza oven, a hot wok station, and a made-to-order sandwich carving station.
The store features Bristol Farms’ largest and most extensive wine and micro beer selection.