PORTLAND, Ore. -- New Seasons Market has belatedly affirmed it will open a store in Southeast Portland's Woodstock neighborhood.
The company's plan to open its 17th store at the site of the former Wood Pro Beauty Center and neighboring locations became public when its name appeared on building permits submitted to the city of Portland in December.
Monday, the company said it will construct a 25,000-square-foot store at Southeast 45th Avenue and Southeast Woodstock Boulevard. Construction begins in July on the property, which is also home to Putters Bar and Grill and the Woodstock Health Center. The new store will operate directly across the street from the Woodstock Safeway store.
The three-story structure will include underground parking for 56 as well as a street-level store, covered parking and a rooftop deck.
New Seasons will lease the site from owner and developer John Reinholt of Woodstock Retail II LLC. Portland-based LRS Architects is designing the store, slated for a summer 2015 opening.
It will employ about 150.
"We love everything about Woodstorck — from its students and families, locally owned restaurants, and the fact that there's a working farm nearby," said CEO Wendy Collie.
New Seasons operates 13 stores in the greater Portland area and has three other stores in development, at Grant Park Village in Northeast Portland, Slabtown Marketplace in Northwest Portland and Nyberg Rivers in Tualatin. It recently opened a store on North Williams Street in the Eliot neighborhood.
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