Two new markets are coming to Grove City, hoping to provide customers with alternatives to the traditional supermarket.

Two new markets are coming to Grove City, hoping to provide customers with alternatives to the traditional supermarket.

Basel Said will open The International Food Market at 3504 Broadway, and Rao Paladugu will open Quality Market at 3556 Grove City Road.

"It's a good market. It's a good location," Said said. He said he chose the location because it's far away from competition.

Said, who also owns a clothing store and a smoke shop in Columbus, hopes to open his market by early next year.

He plans to hire at least three or four employees and spend between $35,000 and $45,000 on renovations. He has finished work on the building exterior and plans to completely remodel the interior.

Said said his market will carry international foods - such as Somali, Jewish, Arabic and Chinese items that traditional supermarkets might not carry.

Paladugu said he hopes to open Quality Market by Dec. 1. He wants to make the destination a one-stop shop for customers. The store will have a bakery, fresh coffee machines, and an ATM machine. He also plans to get a beer and wine license.

"It's a nice place," he said. Like Said, Paladugu noted no similar store exists near his location.

Paladugu hopes to spend $100,000 on renovations. A new sign, paint, floors, shelving and coolers are among improvements on his list, along with roof repair. He also plans to landscape next year. Paladugu owns three beer and wine stores in the Columbus area. While the market will be a bit bigger than those stores, he said he wants Grove City residents to have a small store as a grocery option.

He needs at least four or five employees, he said, and will hire later.