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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Redmond gets its own PCC next week

A week from today (May 17th), PCC Natural Markets will be opening its eighth store in Redmond amid much fanfare:
Redmond Mayor Rosemarie Ives will perform a ceremonial ribbon cutting at 8 a.m., to which the public is invited, and then the store will officially open for business.

The 23,382 sq. ft. grocery store, located at 11435 Avondale Rd. N.E. (at the intersection of Avondale and N.E. 116th), will offer greater Redmond area shoppers a wide selection of organic and natural products in one of the "greenest" structures in King County. Building enhancements that maximize energy efficiency and minimize waste are expected to qualify the store for LEED certification, which would make PCC Redmond the third grocery store in the country to be awarded this distinction, and the first to attain the LEED Gold level.

"We are very pleased that PCC is able to respond to the many requests we've received for another Eastside location," said Tracy Wolpert, CEO. "It has been very gratifying to work with many local producers and community groups in bringing our fresh, natural shopping experience to Redmond and surrounding neighborhoods."

The new store will showcase an expansive produce department featuring local, organic and seasonal fruits and vegetables; a 100% natural meat and sustainable seafood department; a full-service deli with a fresh sushi bar; and an extensive selection of domestic and imported wines and beers. It also features interior and exterior customer seating, and a state-of-the-art classroom and teaching kitchen, where cooking classes for adults and children be will offered through the popular PCC Cooks program.
As I wrote last November, this is very good news for residents of Redmond and surrounding communities. Shopping for wholesome, organic food will be much more convenient. It will be wonderful to welcome PCC Natural Markets to Redmond.
NPI members will be at the grand opening a week from today - and we'll be posting a recap of it here on the Official Blog.

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