Chef-driven restaurants are commonplace. What would a chef-driven market look like?

That was the question chefs and longtime friends Michael Mina and Don Pintabona asked each other.

The answer to their chef-driven question:

A one-of-a-kind culinary marketplace offering the freshest, finest artisanal foods, hand-selected ingredients and thoughtfully sourced produce, meat and seafood with an emphasis on the local region. A curated shopping and dining immersive experience revealed within a taste-tempting gourmet destination, LOCALE Market unveils a haven of chef-prepared cuisine, unique shopping and dining memories and enriching community gatherings.

When The Edwards Group began to renovate the BayWalk entertainment plaza in 2011 to create the Sundial lifestyle center, it selected LOCALE Market to be the premiere neighborhood shopping and dining destination in downtown St. Petersburg.

The result is a 20,000-square-foot culinary immersion for food lovers who love to cook and eat. The market strikes the balance between the artful world of creative inspiration and the grounded, approachable products that cover everyday needs.

Effortlessly combining a neighborhood market and farm-to-table restaurant, LOCALE Market has solidified itself as a culinary destination for all.