By Sara DiNatale – TampaBay.com – Photo: Courtesy of Krasdale Foods.
Photo: Inside one of Bravo Supermarkets newer stores, which will debut in Tampa within the next two months. The Hispanic chain is growing its Florida locations.
Tampa, Florida — Years before Florida’s grocery store scene exploded with options, a group of New York City area retirees saw opportunity. After making their living running Hispanic stores up north, the group noticed shoppers in their new home looking for the foods and tastes of their cultures: plantains, yuca, tropical fruits — and a butcher who knew how to cut steak for Cuban dishes like Bistec de palomilla. So, they took up their trade in the Sunshine State.