Lucky’s Market grand opening will include ‘bacon cutting ceremony’ and Impact Day for Care to Learn

This post was written by springfieldauthor on December 20th, 2017

Lucky’s Market grand opening will include ‘bacon cutting ceremony’

, [email protected] 9:48 a.m. CT Dec. 13, 2017 | Updated 4:26 p.m. CT Dec. 13, 2017

Lucky’s Market will open in Springfield on Jan. 10, according to company spokeswoman Kristi Torvik.

The Colorado-based grocery store will open in a 28,000-square-foot building at 3333 S. Glenstone Ave.

Lucky’s Market describes itself as a “natural foods grocer that offers affordable options for every day foods and specialty choices.”

The grand opening will involve a “bacon cutting ceremony,” Torvik said, as well as $10,000 in donations to two local nonprofits — Watershed Committee of the Ozarks and Springfield Community Gardens.

The donation to Watershed Committee of the Ozarks will help to build the Watershed Center Agricultural Demonstration Area that will showcase grazing systems and educate farmers, according to a news release from Lucky’s Market. The grant to Springfield Community Gardens will support a new permaculture educational garden.

There are also other events planned around the store’s opening, Torvik said.

They include the following:

  • Tasting Fair on Jan. 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — featuring live music, vendors, food samples and gift basket giveaways
  • Bags for Change through May 26 — shoppers reusing their shopping bags can choose to get a 10-cent credit on their purchase or send a donation to Ozarks Food Harvest, Ozarks Literacy Council or Harmony House.
  • Impact Day on Jan. 23 — 10 percent of the day’s total net sales will go to Care to Learn to support a Kids Mobile Clothing Closet to serve 15 Springfield schools with high levels of poverty.

The new Springfield location will join two other Missouri stores, in Rock Hill and Columbia, the release said.

Springfield’s Lucky’s Market will employ more than 100 new employees, according to a previous news release.

Springfield shoppers will be able to “sip n’ stroll” with $2 pints of beer or $3 glasses of wine throughout Lucky’s Market. The location will sell in-house smoked bacon, house-made sausages and cold-pressed nitro coffee. A bulk section will offer coffee beans, organic flour and freshly ground nut butters, among other things.

Available at the apothecary will be a “bulk DIY wall” with materials for people who want to make their own teas, salves, tinctures and elixirs, according to the release.

http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2017/12/13/luckys-market-grand-opening-include-bacon-cutting-ceremony/947946001/

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