The parent company of Fred Meyer is trying an experiment in Gig Harbor, changing a familiar QFC grocery to a “Main & Vine” store in 2016.
“Main & Vine” is an experimental concept developed and managed by Cincinnati-based Kroger, parent to both QFC and Fred Meyer.
Main & Vine spokeswoman Jamie Campbell confirmed the news on Tuesday, Dec. 22, calling Main & Vine “a place where locals and local foods intertwine” offering “a seasonally-curated array of products, including fresh, organic, local and sustainable foods, alongside an assortment of go-to big-brand staples, all at affordable prices.”
Among other amenities, the 27,000-square-foot market will host gatherings with local chefs and farmers providing daily “how-to tips and tasty meal ideas.”
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The store will also feature a coffee, wine and beer bar at designated times during the day, plus a two-level café.
“Our store will not only offer the freshest foods and mainstream grocery items at affordable prices, but we’re also incorporating daily in-store programming and events that will give our shoppers a deeper connection to their food sources,” said Dann Kohl, Main & Vine’s store manager.
The new market is the first Main & Vine to open in the country. A grand opening is planned in February.
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