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Newport Avenue Market First, Fast and Different

Walking into Newport Avenue Market is a treat, especially for your eyes. You're not really sure where to look first, but it's clear the store is all about having fun. "Make sure you look up.

Anya Firszt, general manager Like any 40-year-old business, Willy Street Co-op has seen its fair share of changes. The co-op was started in 1974 by a buying group looking to source food that they couldn't find elsewhere, namely organic and natural.

The Santa Cruz store is double the size of the Half Moon Bay store.

The only constant is change. And in recent years, there has been plenty of it at A.G. Ferrari. A.G.

Photography by Kendra Kabasele Sometimes it takes major seismic activity to shake up a business and lead it in a new direction.

Photography by Richard Mauro Ricchiuti Compleat Lifestyles in Centennial, Colo., is the last independently owned kitchenware store in the Denver metro area.

In less than two-and-a-half years, Dan and Diana Saklad have created Whisk, a thriving kitchenware and cooking school in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina.

Justin Marx has taken the family business online. When Justin Marx moved to Seattle from the East Coast, he thought he'd have to leave his family's 100-year-old food distribution business for good. Instead, the eldest Marx sibl

Savi Urban Markets underwent a complete change of brand identity when owner Paul Nair opened his third Atlanta market in June.

Photography by Vito Palmisano

From its genesis as a small German delicatessen in San Francisco, Draeger's has grown to become one of the most successful and most revered food stores in the Bay Area.

Bob Wislow is passionate about markets and his hometown of Chicago. "For the last 28-30 years, whenever we would take a trip, the first thing I would do is find a market. It didn't matter where we were," says Wislow, CEO and founder of U.S.

Even before stepping foot into Fromagination, the store's creative merchandising – the brainchild and passion of shop owner Ken Monteleone – is on full display. Located on the Capitol Square in Madison, Wis., Fromagination is known for its stellar cut-to-order cheese selection, which fe

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