Two men holding a protest sign greeted people driving by The Fresh Market and entering the store in Lake Forest Thursday.
“Shame on The Fresh Market,” read the banner being held by two members of Lake County Carpenters Local 250 based in Waukegan. The two men holding the sign would neither give their names nor talk to Patch.
The carpenters would only offer a flyer when asked the reason for their protest. The hand out criticized the company’s choice of Tuscany Construction to build its Lincolnshire store going up near the intersection of Milwaukee Avenue and Half Day Road.
“Turn your back to The Fresh Market for choosing greed over integrity,” reads the flyer.
A spokesperson for The Fresh Market said it had no control over the subcontractors used by Tuscany. Marketing, Public Relations and Customer Relations Manager Drewry Sackett told Patch the builder was not involved with Lake Forest or the local store.
Sackett touted the economic growth The Fresh Market brought to Lake Forest and would offer to Lincolnshire. “Fresh Market is proud of the way we’re bringing 90 new jobs to Lincolnshire as we did in Lake Forest,” she said.