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The New Moe Market to Open New Offices

 Welcome to Moe's

Feel the sentence, without fail, whenever you enter the Moe Fresh Food Market, where they do everything to actively offer good customer service. Philosophy seems to have paid off. With locations in Red Hook and on the waterfront, two more locations are underway.

"One thing our islands lack is customer service," said Willie Hamed. "If I'm going to spend my money, I want to spend it feeling good about where I spend it. We need that client, so we have to be customer service oriented, and you have to set standards and have policies in place."

Moe is owned and operated by the Hamed family, which also owns Plaza Extra in the Tutu Park shopping center in St. Thomas and Plaza Extra West in St. Croix. Similar in concept to the Whole Foods Market and other organic, gourmet-style markets in the United States, Moe's was not a planned undertaking when the family purchased the Plaza Gallery in Red Hook. While closing the deal, Marina Market, the plaza's landmark for many years, declared bankruptcy. The family decided to develop the concept of Moe to replace it and open it in 2014.

The Moe's is known for its fresh vegetables, quality meat department, gastronomy and one of the largest wine selections on St. Thomas. The shop also offers provisioning for charter boats and special orders.

The concept was successful, and a new waterfront location in downtown Charlotte Amalie was scheduled for the opening – the week Hurricane Irma hit in 2017. Extensive damage caused extensive repairs , and Moe is finally open on the waterfront in May 2018. The new shop serves the downtown and Frenchtown areas.

Moe is about to become even bigger, with a third location scheduled to open in the summer months at Yacht Haven Grande. The company took over the former headquarters of Prana Spa and two adjacent suites. The entrance to Wendy's traffic light will be open, allowing for simpler traffic flow. A mezzanine floor will contain its wide selection of wines, and hope to organize future events such as wine tastings.

The opening of a fourth Moe location is planned for another year in the North Thomas area.

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