On Thursday, October 29 2015 after 66 years in business, the Seagrove Village Market Cafe closed its doors at their current location. Since 1949, the market has been a cornerstone landmark in Seagrove Beach, Florida.
Originally opened by local developer C. H. McGee back in 1949, the market initially served as a place for locals and visitors to get bare necessities while at the beach. At one point in the very early days, they had a gas pump and the only local pay phone. A small cafe was eventually added in the rear of the market. In 1999, the market was purchased by 30A locals, George & Ann Hartley who proceeded to develop the business into a popular eatery.
The Future of Seagrove Village Market
The land where The Village Market sits is now part of the “V Seagrove” development project and the building has been slated for demolition to make way for condominiums. The Hartleys are currently waiting for final county approval to build a new Village Market Cafe. The architectural style will be reminiscent of the original building. If approved, the new Seagrove Village Market Cafe will be located a few blocks north on Highway 395 in Seagrove immediately south of Regions Bank.
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