Albertsons Cos. is introducing its Market Street banner to Treasure Valley shoppers with two planned “Market Street Idaho” stores. A Broadway location will open in early summer 2018, and a Meridian location on Eagle and Fairview is planned for later this year.
“Market Street Idaho was created by a team of passionate, innovative food lovers with the goal of igniting Idaho’s passion for great food and elevated experiences,” said Susan Morris, EVP and chief operations officer of Albertsons Cos. “Boise’s deep roots in great local food stem from our farming and ranching industry to our refugee and Basque communities. We think the time is right to bring new culinary experiences many hunger for but haven’t gotten yet locally through our Market Street Idaho stores.”
Promising “exclusive culinary delights and unique dishes,” the two stores will feature in-store culinary events and classes as well as catering services and an in-store restaurant-style food court, among other offerings.
“In our Market Street Idaho store, our dedicated chocolatier might partner with one of our scratch bakers to create an art deco cake for an exclusive event, or our head of catering might work with our sommelier and masters in our fresh team to craft an exclusive wine pairing experience with fresh fruits and cheeses. We’re elevating the idea of what a grocery store can be here,” said John Colgrove, president of the company’s Intermountain division. “In addition, we have so many creative culinary positions available. We encourage everyone to follow us on Facebook and Instagram as we build this team and create something truly special in the Treasure Valley.”
Store Director Brian Conley has been selected to operate the Broadway Market Street Idaho store, which is expected to ultimately employ more than 200 people. The West Boise location will name a store director later this summer, in time to bring on an anticipated staff of more than 300 people. In order to complete the new Market Street Idaho store on Broadway Avenue, the company will close the existing Broadway store in early April. Employees will be offered opportunities in surrounding stores and may apply for positions at the new store once hiring begins.