Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE: NGVC) opens new locations in Beaverton and Bend, Oregon August 6 and 27, respectively.The Beaverton store will be located at 12155 SW Broadway St, and the store in Bend will open at 3188 North Highway 97.
"2013 has been a wonderful year for Natural Grocers in Oregon. We have received a warm reception from Medford and Salem residents," said Kemper Isely, Natural Grocers Co-President. "We have always seen Oregon as a natural fit for us, with its a focus on active and healthy lifestyles and its keen awareness of issues around sustainable agriculture and healthy food. We're looking forward to putting down deep roots in Beaverton and Bend."
The Natural Grocers stores in Beaverton and Bend will be opening at 8:56 a.m. and closing at 8:04 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and on Sunday will be opening at 9:56 a.m. and closing at 7:06 p.m. The new Oregon stores feature community rooms where residents can come and get a free cup of coffee or tea and use free Wi-Fi access. There are also demo kitchens and educational spaces for healthy cooking presentations and community events.
This news comes on the heels of another expansion announcement from Lucky's Market, also a Colorado-based natural retailer branching out this August.