Lucky’s Market said Friday it plans to open its first store in Billings, Mont., in mid-March.
The store, at 1603 Grand Ave., would be the fifth in the Boulder, Colo.-based chain of natural-foods stores.
“We are excited to bring affordable natural foods to Billings with our unique flair,” said Bo Sharon, who founded Lucky’s with his wife, Trish, both of whom are chefs. “As trained culinary professionals, and downright foodies, we imagine our stores as an oasis of health, kindness and support.”
Lucky’s expanded from its home base in Boulder to Longmont, Colo., and Columbus, Ohio, in 2013 and Columbia, Mo., earlier this month. A location in Louisville, Ky., is scheduled to open in 2014 as well.
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The Billings store, which is about 26,000 square feet, includes a beer and wine section and community room. The store will employ about 80 people. It will include a selection of organic, specialty and gluten-free items, as well as house-made deli items, in-house cured and smoked bacon, local produce, fresh meats and seafood, and a bakery. Free wellness activities and store “walkabouts” (for gluten-free and other food categories) are other signature Lucky’s features.
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