A Glimpse Inside Smith’s Marketplace

Smith’s Marketplace opened its doors for special tours today. The store will host an official grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday after which the doors will open to the public. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Meet Smith’s Marketplace Director Erik Boehm, here with VP of Public Affairs Marsha Gilford from Salt Lake City. Boehm is in charge of running the new store. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Produce Department. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Employees are putting on the finishing touches to the store in preparation for tomorrow’s grand opening. Smith’s transferred 50 employees and hired 250 new employees from the area to work in the massive new store. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Twenty-four checkout lanes. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Bakery Department. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Fresh bread and bagels. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A chocolate fountain and candy department. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Meat Department. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Seafood Department. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The store carries more than 800 types of wine. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Wine Department. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Workers put the finishing touches on the Wine Room. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Delicatessen. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Sushi Department. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Sushi Department. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Sushi Department. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Pizza oven. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Pizza hot out of the oven. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Smith’s officials said the Starbucks on Central Avenue will remain open. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Linda traveled up from Albuquerque to help out at today’s event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

More samples. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Murray’s Cheese stocks more than 175 different types of cheese. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Smith’s Pharmacy inside the store and there also is a drive up window outside. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Fresh Flowers and Plants Department. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Organic Foods Department. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Baby Department. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Baby Department. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Toy Department. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Clothes Department. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Clothes Department. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Kitchen Department. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Kitchen Department. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Cushions. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Appliances. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Bike Section. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A bear follows a Coca Cola employee around the store. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Money Services Department. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Wide aisles. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Shoppers may sit on the patio overlooking the canyon and sip a glass of wine or beer from Smith’s bar. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A quartet entertains during the special tours earlier today. The public is invited to the ribbon cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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