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New Seasons To Open Third Washington Store In Seattle’s Ballard Neighborhood

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New Seasons Market on Friday said it plans to open a 25,000-s.f. store at 907 Ballard Way in Seattle, Washington, in fall 2017.

The new store will be Portland, Oregon-based New Seasons’ third in Washington State; it will be located in a newly constructed building that CenterCal Properties plans to develop between NW 9th and NW 11th avenues. The project, which will feature 14,000 s.f. of restaurant and retail shop space in addition to New Seasons, will be CenterCal’s third in the Puget Sound region.

“We are so looking forward to becoming part of Ballard. We can’t wait to meet the residents of the neighborhood to hear how we can create a welcoming gathering place to celebrate good food,” said New Seasons President and CEO Wendy Collie. “Our unique retail experience embraces the community, giving back and offering choice while supporting a healthy regional food system. Joining the Ballard community is part of our plan to grow thoughtfully and sustainably, partnering with farmers and producers to build long-term relationships and bring our customers the best of the region.”

New Seasons says the new Seattle store will hire locally to fill the majority of the store’s approximately 150 new positions.

New Seasons says its stores stores feature “inventive freshly prepared foods made from local, delicious ingredients; handcrafted organic, Non-GMO Project Verified breads baked daily; sustainably sourced meats; an impressive range of specialty diet choices; vast array of cheeses; deli options; New Seasons chef-prepared grab-and-go meals; home goods and gifts from local artisans; wellness products; fair trade floral; and a substantial selection of beer and wine.”

“Ballard Way is an ideal spot for a New Seasons. The community is thriving and our values align strongly with residents there. We pride ourselves on creating distinctive gathering places tailored to the needs of shoppers living in dense urban areas like Ballard. It’s a great match for us,” said Chief Development Officer Jerry Chevassus. “We’ll design the store to fit the vibe of neighborhood and offer food choices that people want.”

New Seasons, with 18 stores in the Portland-Vancouver metro area and San Jose, California, has operated a store in Vancouver, Washington, since 2011. New openings on tap include University Park in North Portland, Oregon, spring 2016; Mercer Island, Washington, fall 2016; Sunnyvale, California, early 2017; and Emeryville, California, fall 2017.

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