Greenwood Market at 8500 3rd Ave. NW is tentatively planning to close for good on Saturday, Feb. 4. Store Director Patty Nolan tells us they aren’t sure yet what the hours will be that day, and that date could change based on inventory.
The store’s lease ends on Feb. 29.
Greenwood Market is closing because the neighboring Fred Meyer is expanding. Greenwood Shopping Center Inc., the company that owns the land and leases it to Fred Meyer and Greenwood Market, decided to lease the entire lot to Fred Meyer, which plans to demolish the Greenwood Market building and expand the current Fred Meyer by 55,305 square feet.
Many people have asked whether Greenwood Market could find a new space to reopen. Nolan told us over the phone today that the company is always looking for new opportunities, but there are currently no plans to open a new store.
Greenwood Market opened in 1991 as Greenwood Price Chopper.
Town & Country Markets is trying to find positions for employees at other stores, especially the nearby Ballard Market and Central Market in Shoreline. The company also owns Central Markets in Mill Creek and Poulsbo, and a Town & Country Market on Bainbridge Island.
“I’ve appreciated the opportunity to serve this close-knit community, where neighbors care about one another and where they live,” Nolan said in a press release issued today. “I’m very grateful for their loyalty and support, and will miss all the wonderful relationships formed over the last 20-plus years.”