Basics Market, a locally-owned grocer, has announced its plans for two more stores. In addition to the company’s original Portland, Oregon, store, a location will open in Tualatin, Oregon, later this summer, while a 13,000-square-foot store will debut in Portland’s Pearl District in the fall. The Chuck Eggert-founded retailer’s growth is thanks, in part, to its interactive approach to cooking and eating locally-sourced meals.
“Our model exemplifies a next generation grocery built around a commitment to healthy, seasonal eating; recipe and ingredient inspiration; and community driven, educational programming to help people cook nourishing meals at home,” said Basics Market’s Vice President of Operations, Creative Director & Executive Chef, Fernando Divina. “Our team is delighted to bring our concept to life in the Pearl and eager to welcome neighbors before the year is out.”
The new store will be geared towards its urban audience, according to the press release, and will offer several features including a fresh deli case, cheese aging observation station, dry cured meats, and a beer and wine bar.
Other store features include:
“We are excited to welcome Basics Market to Lovejoy Square. Their focus on health, sustainability, wellness, and community engagement aligns perfectly with our mission and values at Killian Pacific,” said Adam Tyler, President of Killian Pacific—the commercial real estate company that owns the building. “We believe the Basics experience will activate the local community with fresh ideas, resources, and breathe new energy into the surrounding neighborhood.”
Is this third location a stepping stone to further growth? And how will this urban retail concept impact other retailers? Deli Market News will continue to report.