December 3, 2012 12:32 PM Subscribe
Are a small corner market and a major grocery chain store typically subject to the same licensing requirements?
A building on our block has been grandfathered into our residential-only neighborhood as a market, which everyone understood to mean selling dry goods. For years, its tenants have also cooked there and used it as a restaurant. The owners are now recruiting a new tenant by advertising it as a "market," leaning on the idea that major stores like Publix and Kroger's cook on site for their delis, and may have small eating areas. I can't find a legal definition of market in local or state code. But is there some custom of the trade that distinguishes a Publix from a mom-and-pop operation?