Lucky’s Market will open its first store in the St. Louis area at 15830 Fountain Plaza Drive in Ellisville, Missouri. The opening is scheduled for early July and will be the seventh expansion of the Boulder-based natural foods grocery and the second store in Missouri.
“We are excited to bring affordable natural foods to Ellisville with our unique flair,” said Bo Sharon, who founded Lucky’s with his wife, Trish. “As trained culinary professionals and downright foodies, we imagine our stores as an oasis of health, kindness and support. We strive to be an integral piece of the community with a purpose greater than simply selling food. We’re looking forward to giving our neighbors in the St. Louis area a new taste and experience to bring home to their kitchens.”
The Ellisville store is the seventh nationwide for Lucky’s, a Boulder favorite that expanded to Longmont, CO, and Columbus, OH, in 2013. Locations in Columbia, MO, and Billings, MT opened early this year. A location in Louisville, KY, is scheduled to open in May, 2014 as well.
Ellisville shoppers will find a wide selection of organic, specialty and gluten-free items at the store, as well as house-made deli items, in-house cured and smoked bacon, local produce, fresh meats and seafood, and a decadent bakery. The store will also include a juice bar, coffee bar, beer and wine section and community room. Free wellness activities and store “walkabouts” (for gluten-free and other food categories) are other features that have made Lucky’s a favorite with Boulder shoppers for more than a decade. The Ellisville store, which is about 38,000 square feet, will employ about 180 people.