Two new The Fresh Market grocery stores opened in the Sacramento area in September (at 2339 Fair Oaks Boulevard and 7707 Laguna Boulevard, Suite 140 in Elk Grove), joining a Roseville location that opened in October 2012 (2030 Douglas Boulevard). And they're pretty nice. It's unclear to me what makes for a particularly great grocery store (I'm always picky no matter what), but there's certainly a variety of produce, beer, wine, meat, seafood, dried goods and frozen stuff here—basically everything a human needs to survive. But with its inclusion of a salad bar, olive bar, local goods, small-brand juice drinks and local beer, it kind of reminded me of a cross between Whole Foods Market, Nugget Market and Trader Joe's—with prices to match its upscale competitors. Plus, here are some of the stores' impressive stats, from a recent press release: The new stores are between 21,000 and 24,000 square feet each, produce 14 varieties of pie per day, and carry more than 200 types of cheeses. Not a bad first impression.