In 1988 at 16,000 square feet, Carmine opened his flagship market in Palm Beach Gardens. Step by step, the Gourmet Market grew with new offerings such as fresh meats and seafood, deli items, and authentic Italian brick-oven pizza. People drove for miles to see the new, unique market they’d been hearing about. As the store grew, it quickly became a local favorite selling everything from Live Maine Lobster and freshly baked breads, to wine and cheese selections and prepared meals to take home. The market eventually grew next door into a 4-star, white tablecloth Italian restaurant with breath-taking waterfront views and a genuine Italian dining experience.