Yesterday brought the big announcement regarding which grocery store had leased the former Albertsons site here on Mercer Island. New Seasons, a grocery store outfit based out of Portland, will be our new business neighbor come Fall of 2016. The Mercer Island store will be the company’s first Puget Sound location. Here’s a bit of information about New Seasons from their July 15th press release,
“A certified B Corporation with a reputation as the friendliest store in town, New Seasons Market today announced plans to bring its unique neighborhood grocery shopping experience to the Puget Sound region. Its first area store, at the former Albertsons Town Center location on Mercer Island, will feature the company’s signature fresh, local produce, organic artisan breads, sustainably sourced meats and seafood, deli selections and chef-prepared specialties alongside everyday classic brands. New Seasons will remodel the building at 2755 77th Ave. S.E. and hire friendly, knowledgeable staff to welcome Mercer Island to its new store in fall 2016.
New Seasons also put together a sneak peek of what islanders can look forward to when their doors open. Click here to get the scoop, including information about their Local Finds program, “And we champion the regional economy, no matter where we are—from supporting local vendors through our Local Finds program to supplying our customers with food made by Washington’s diverse array of farmers, ranchers, producers and fishermen.”
If you would like to read more about New Seasons’ announcement and what to expect in the coming months, here’s a few more articles to check out:
- New Seasons opening on Mercer Island in Fall 2016 – My Mercer Island
- Portland grocer New Seasons Market to take over former Mercer Island Albertsons – The Seattle Times
- New Seasons is Island’s new grocer – Mercer Island Reporter
- New Seasons Coming to Mercer Island, Metropolitan Breaking Ground in Sammamish – Curbed Seattle
Welcome to the neighborhood, New Seasons! We’re excited to hear more from you soon.
Photo Credits: New Seasons l Maxwell PR