PCC Community Markets to Open 13th Store in November

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Seattle, WAPCC Community Markets will open its 13th store on Wednesday, November 13, at 9 am, according to a press release. The 24,000-square-foot store will be located at 1451 N.W. 46th street in Ballard, and will feature the co-op’s first fast casual restaurant, a rooftop deck, a sea life-inspired mural, a larger-than-life octopus art installation, and more, with the ocean-based elements inspired by Ballard’s nautical roots.

PCC will bring more than 100 union jobs to the area, and will continue to support local organizations. It will partner with Ballard Food Bank, Ballard Alliance, Sustainable Ballard, Seattle Fisherman’s Memorial, and several schools in the area.

As with all PCC locations, the press release says, more than 95% of PCC’s produce selection is organic. Its meats are 100% organic; its seafood is sustainably sourced; and whenever possible, the co-op sources its products from local producers, farmers, ranchers, and fishers. Those same ingredients are used by PCC’s chefs to make meals daily in each store’s on-site kitchen.

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Ballard will also continue the co-op’s dedication to sustainability as PCC’s second store to pursue the Living Building Challenge (LBC) Petal Certification. It is pursuing the Place, Beauty, and Materials Petals. It will accomplish this through reclaimed, sustainably sourced, and nontoxic building materials; energy efficient systems that lower climate impact; and public art and design features that exist solely to bring beauty and a celebration of culture into the space.

“The passion for craft that Ballard nurtures through its many local producers, shops and restaurants is one that we embrace in our stores daily,” said Cate Hardy, PCC Community Markets CEO. “From the skill of our butchers and chefs to our long-standing relationships with local, small and mid-sized farmers, producers, ranchers and fishers, we share many of the same values that ground this community. Our new store captures Ballard’s maritime roots, industrial influence, love of food and unique sense of place — all under the bustle of the Ballard Bridge. It’s an homage to one of Seattle’s most storied neighborhoods, and a beautiful addition to our co-op.”