Addition to add about 150 jobs to local economy
Locally owned and operated New Seasons Market last week announced that it will open a neighborhood grocery store at Northeast Broadway and 32rd Avenue in the planned Grant Park Village, a new mixed-use project on the site of the former Albina Fuel company.
The vibrant 34,500 square foot store will serve as the anchor retail tenant and will be part of the project’s first phase, which also includes apartment units and structured parking.
“With each new store we have an opportunity to further build our regional food economy, create new jobs with great healthcare benefits and enhance our community partnerships,” said Lisa Sedlar, president and CEO of New Seasons Market. “This is an ideal site for us, as it sits at the intersection of great neighborhoods, schools, parks, bike routes and transit, and it will be a perfect complement to our Concordia and Hawthorne stores.”
Slated to open in the fall of 2014, this store will bring approximately 150 new jobs to the area, with New Seasons Market recruiting from the immediate community for local, friendly staff who know and understand the neighborhood best, company officials said.
New Seasons earlier this year announced plans for another new store serving north and northeast Portland on the former Wonder Bread bakery block in the Eliot neighborhood. The Williams Avenue store is scheduled to open in late 2013.
Both locations will be tailored to the community. Neighbors can count on aisles stocked with everyday staples and specialty items, with more than one-third of New Seasons Market’s products sourced from Northwest farmers, food producers and entrepreneurs, according to store representatives.