PCC Community Markets (PCC), one of Seattle’s original grocers and the largest community-owned food market in the United States, reopened its West Seattle store on Wednesday, Oct. 2, on the same site as the original location at 2749 California Ave. S.W. The 24,000-square-foot store is nearly twice the size of the previous space and features an array of new offerings, like an expanded produce department, PCC’s largest bulk selection, an outdoor patio, café, taqueria, pizzeria, self-serve grain bowls and more.
Furthering the co-op’s dedication to sustainability, West Seattle PCC also is the first grocery store in the world to pursue Living Building Challenge (LBC) Petal Certification — the world’s most rigorous green building standard. The LBC, run by the International Living Future Institute, will come to life through unique store elements such as reclaimed, sustainably sourced and nontoxic building materials; energy-efficient systems that lower climate impact; electric vehicle charging stations; and public art and design features.
Click through the gallery to see highlights of the new West Seattle PCC. And check out our podcast with CEO Cate Hardy at SN Off the Shelf.