A rendering shows a 20,000-square-foot PCC Natural Market slated to open in Burien in 2018. The new store is expected to bring more than 100 jobs to the area. COURTESY IMAGE/Graham Baba Architects

PCC Natural Markets to open Burien store in 2018

PCC Natural Markets, the largest community-owned food market in the U.S. and one of Seattle’s original grocers, announced Wednesday plans to open a new location in Burien.

The approximately 20,000-square-foot store, in Five Corners Shopping Center at 15840 First Ave. S., will open in early 2018 and bring around 100 jobs to the surrounding communities.

“My inbox is filled with requests for more PCC locations, and our members in Burien, Normandy Park and Des Moines are among the most vocal,” said Cate Hardy, PCC Natural Markets CEO said in a media release. “This is such a vibrant region of diverse tastes and food traditions along with thriving farmers markets. We’re delighted to bring PCC to this growing community.”

Like PCC’s other 11 area locations, the Burien store will celebrate fresh, local, organic, seasonal and sustainable produce, meat and seafood; dishes made from scratch onsite every day in the PCC Kitchen; product standards that keep the store shelves honest; and store staff who are knowledgeable and attentive. PCC also will expand its food bank initiative, hot food and grocery rescue programs, local donations and school fundraising.

In addition to its made-from-scratch deli dishes, hot food bar, and salad bar, Burien PCC will feature the PCC Taqueria, where customers will find seasoned fillings like pork adobado, beef barbacoa, roasted squash and garbanzos, and chicken verde made with Non-GMO Project Verified chicken. Sides will include rice and beans, plus aguas frescas and freshly prepared salsas.

The PCC Café will serve hot coffee and tea beverages as well as baked goods made fresh from scratch daily. These treats will include seasonal galettes and the PCC crownie — a brownie/chocolate chip cookie hybrid drizzled with caramel.

The Burien PCC project will be the first designed for PCC by Seattle-based Graham Baba Architects. The firm will also design the co-op’s West Seattle and Madison Valley stores.

Since 2013, PCC has added new locations in Seattle’s Green Lake and Columbia City neighborhoods and, last year, in the city of Bothell. It plans to open its 13th store in Seattle’s Madison Valley neighborhood in 2019. The community-owned food market also complemented store growth with the addition of online delivery in 2016 through partnerships with Instacart and Amazon.

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