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Third Location Announced For Basics Market

Third Location Announced For Basics Market

Monday, May 20th, 2019

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.

Fernando Divina, Vice President of Operations, Creative Director, Executive Chef, Basics Market“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.

Opening in Portland’s Pearl District, the 13,000-square-foot store is set to open in fall of this year

Other store features include:

  • Fresh produce from its founder’s and local Willamette Valley farms, delivered daily
  • Monthly rotating meal stations with ingredients organized by chef-developed, nourishing recipes inspired by seasonal and regional products
  • A Discovery Kitchen and Nutrition Classroom with state-of-the-art cooking facilities and a full schedule of free classes, including interactive demonstrations, hands-on workshops, and nutrition classes, taught by Basics’ Culinary and Nutrition Mentors
  • A protein counter featuring a wide variety of Pacific Northwest meats, poultry, and seafood, as well as dry cured beef, pork, poultry, and plant-based protein options
  • An antipasti and deli case featuring fresh grab-and-go roasted organic chickens, sandwiches, salads, and other delicatessen offerings

Adam Tyler, President, Killian Pacific“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.

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