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Manager hopes Greenwood Market can find a new home in South Seattle

by Michael Harthorne, KOMO Communities (Beacon Hill Blog news partners)

When Greenwood Market is forced to close early next year to make room for an expanded Fred Meyer, one of its managers is hoping to convince ownership to open a new location in a South Seattle neighborhood.

The manager, who lives in Columbia City, asked community council leaders in South Seattle to see what residents think about a new grocery store in their area, pointing out the old Eagles Hall location at Corson and Michigan as one potential site, according to an email from Georgetown Community Council Chair Patty Foley.

The Greenwood Market manager invited anyone with an opinion on a new South Seattle grocery store to email Bill Weymer or Jim Huffman at Town & Country Markets, owner of Greenwood Market.

In her email, Foley asked residents to weigh the benefits of a large, new grocery store in the neighborhood versus what that could mean for smaller neighborhood stores.

Though the Greenwood Market manager is hoping for a new location in South Seattle, Town & Country Markets has not officially committed to a new store or made any decisions regarding future locations.

The Greenwood Market will close when its lease expires early next year to make way for an expansion of the neighboring Fred Meyer, located at 100 N.W. 85th St. The Greenwood Market site will become Fred Meyer’s new home-and-garden center.

The city approved Fred Meyer’s construction permit in September, and Fred Meyer hopes to start work in early 2013.

In addition to Greenwood Market, Town & Country Markets owns the Ballard Market and Town & Country Market on Bainbridge Island.

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Recently featured at Capitol Hill Seattle, Full Circle Farm got a writeup by Beacon Hill neighbor Allison in The Weekender:

“I have to say, having produce delivered right to your neighborhood is probably one of the most convenient amenities of living in a city. Especially a city surrounded by farmland. (…) I haven’t had to go to the market in ages and it really forces us to prepare meals using things I would never buy like turnips and beets.”

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