Missouri is getting a new natural and specialty grocery for the new year. Colorado-based Lucky’s Market will open its first store in the state on Jan. 15 at 111 S. Providence Rd., just south of Broadway, in Columbia.
The Missouri store is the fourth nationwide for Lucky’s, a Boulder favorite that expanded within Colorado and into Ohio in 2013. Locations in Louisville, Ky., and Billings, Mont., are scheduled to open in 2014 as well.
“We are incredibly proud to be opening in Missouri,” said Bo Sharon, who founded Lucky’s Market with his wife, Trish. “We imagine our stores as an oasis of health, kindness and support, the kind of store we love to shop in ourselves. Boulder is a big town for natural food, and we hope to share the best of that in Columbia. We also hope you’ll find some new tastes for your kitchen, either as inspiring ingredients or at our chef-quality deli counter—and we cannot wait to discover some fantastic Missouri farmers and vendors as well.”
Columbia shoppers will find a wide selection of organic, specialty and gluten-free items at the store, as well as house-made deli items, in-house cured and smoked bacon, local produce, fresh meats and seafood as well as a decadent bakery. Free wellness activities and store “walkabouts” (for gluten-free and other food categories) are other Lucky’s features.