WILKES-BARRE — City Market and Cafe, a food market and deli, opens today on Public Square.

Employees were making final preparations Tuesday for the soft opening of the newest additions to downtown Wilkes-Barre’s retailers.

The store, at 21 Public Square, will offer craft beer, grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, wraps, groceries, fruit cups, produce and desserts. It will include a pizza station, deli, coffee station, bakery products, gourmet snacks and items from local vendors. Indoor and outdoor seating will be available.

A grocery retailer has been in long-time demand in downtown Wilkes-Barre. A majority of respondents to the Diamond City Partnership’s online Downtown Wilkes-Barre Perception and Use Survey in 2014 said they would like to see a grocery store downtown.

City Market and Cafe has another location on Adams Avenue in Scranton and a third location will open at the end of June at the site of the former Connor’s Grillroom in Dallas.