In case you hadn’t already heard…a News Seasons Market is coming to Eliot! On January 5th New Seasons Market announced they intend to open a store on the “Bakery Blocks” – the parcel of land bordered by Cook, Williams, Fremont and Vancouver. The 13th New Seasons store is expected to open in 2013.
Corporate headquarters for the Portland based company moved to Eliot in 2008. In what has been termed a “food desert”, the neighborhood has been longing for a market as well. Claudia Knotek, New Seasons Community Relations, visited the January Eliot Neighborhood Association board meeting shortly after the announcement. When she mentioned the new Eliot store it was greeted with applause from those in attendance. I think it is safe to say neighbors are excited!