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Rosauers To Convert Store To New Format

Rosauers Supermarkets will close one of its Spokane Valley stores on Tuesday and convert it to the second in a chain of all-natural and organic food markets.

The 35,000-square-foot store will be converted into a Huckleberry’s Fresh Market, beginning on Dec. 26.

“Our recently opened Huckleberry’s on the South Hill has been welcomed by the community with such enthusiasm, we decided to accelerate our plans to open more stores,” said Rosauers President Larry Geller in a prepared statement. “The fast-growing Spokane Valley is a perfect location to expand.”

The new store will employ up to 60 people and feature 10 departments, including personal care products, homeopathic health care remedies, bulk foods, chemical-free meat, baked goods, fresh juices and a wine selection from Spokane Wine Co. An espresso bar and bistro will offer take-out and sit-down meals.

Huckleberry’s also will feature specialty food items from such Spokane-area companies as Fugazzi Bakery, Cobblestone Inn and Baking Co. and The Rocket Bakery.

Rosauers is a 50-year-old, employee-owned supermarket chain with 17 stores and 1,600 employees. The company also owns and operates Super One Food stores in Ellensburg and on the South Hill.

, DataTimes

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