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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Natural Grocers is coming to Spokane

Back in June I was first to report of a plan to open a Natural Grocers grocery / supplement store here in Spokane.  I can now confirm that Natural Grocers will be opening a store here in Spokane.

The growing Colorado based chain has confirmed, and began the permitting process for a new store at 4511 N. Division in the same neighborhood as Northtown Mall and across Wellesley from Northtown Square Shopping Center. The new Natural Grocers store will be built as an addition on to the north side of the Office Depot / Sports Outlet retail center. The store will be 16,000 square feet with a value of about $2 million. To make way for the new store, the neighboring Office Depot will also do some remodeling.

There is no opening date set yet for the Spokane Natural Grocers location but when it does open it will employ about 25. This will be the second Natural Grocers store in the Inland Northwest as the chain opened a location at 222 W. Neider Ave in Coeur d' Alene in 2014.

Natural Grocers' full name is Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocers and now operates about 90 locations in several states, all in the West or Midwest, altogether the chain employ's over 2,000. Merchandise is all natural and a bit cheaper then some similar stores. The stores are full service grocery stores with grocery, vitamins, supplements and bath&
body products.

Also, noteworthy is this new store will be under a mile south of the new North Spokane Trader Joe's store planned to open next year in the Franklin Park Commons Shopping Center, also on N. Division.

For more information about Natural Grocers, visit their website at-