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14-Nov-2015 08:21

One of the negative comments simply reads “Stick to groceries.” But as one Whole Foods shopper commented Tuesday night, looking for love at the grocery store is nothing new in Tallahassee.Carson, who declined to give his last name, says, “It was an organic way of speed dating.So you can keep the party started even after the party ends, cause you know we have a bar in the store, right?” After half an hour, though, the event had turned into ladies night with nary a man in sight.Although the grocery chain doesn’t flaunt it, one Tallahassee Publix store has long had a reputation as a place to meet potential dates, earning it the nickname Club Pub.

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You just kind of went in, picked up some groceries, maybe picked up a girl or a boyfriend.” He says he went to Florida State University in the ‘80s and remembers shopping at Publix back when it was still on West Pensacola Street.

"Club Publix," the nickname it got back then, has stuck with its new campus-friendly location on Ocala Road.

The newly opened Midtown Whole Foods Market on Thomasville Road is inviting shoppers to walk down the grocery aisle for love.

Whole Foods Marketing Team Leader Paul Clements says, “We have a lot of shoppers that come in of all age demographics that are single, but they have a food interest, and, you know, they don’t want to go to a bar and meet somebody.” After one of the chain’s South Florida stores had success with speed dating, Clements says he decided to try it out in the two-week-old Tallahassee location.

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Clements asked the women how they thought he could attract the opposite gender.

“We just talked about doing beer instead of wine," he said. That’ll probably help.” Despite the warm reception to the speed-dating idea—at least from the six daters present—the concept got the store some pushback on Facebook.