The new store will open at 7 a.m. Thursday and offer an expanded selection of grab-and-go items, as well as a bar where customers can grab a pint of Oregon beer. (Courtesy Green Zebra Grocery)
On Thursday, Green Zebra Grocery will open the doors of its second mini-grocery store in Portland, this time in the redeveloping Lloyd District.
Green Zebra, which opened its first location in North Portland in 2013, offers the types of products you'd see at a traditional grocery store (fresh produce, a deli counter, etc.) in a roughly 8,000-square-foot space. It plans to open its third store on the PSU campus this fall.
The new store is located at 808 NE Multnomah Street, at the base of the Hassalo on Eighth development.
Lisa Sedlar, a former New Seasons Market chief executive, is president and chief executive of Green Zebra Grocery.Courtesy Green Zebra Grocery
In a news release, Green Zebra chief executive Lisa Sedlar called the Lloyd District a "perfect place" for the store.
"The days of driving to the big store and parking in the big lot and doing the big shop are a thing of the past—it's time consuming and wasteful," she said.
In an August interview with The Oregonian, Sedlar said she expected half of the store's customers to walk, bike or take public transportation to the store. However, 40 parking spaces are available under the store for those who drive.
The new store will open at 7 a.m. Thursday and offer an expanded selection of grab-and-go items, a bar where customers can grab a pint of Oregon beer, as well as a "Crowler" station, where shoppers can fill a can version of a growler.
A grand opening celebration starts at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, with free samples, entertainment and raffles through the weekend.
The store will be open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.