Lucky’s Market Coming Soon to Clintonville
Not all markets are built the same. Whether they’re of the super variety, or a mom-and-pop grocery, markets are the unsung lifeblood of any successful community, a place where not only food and drink are bought, but a place where neighbors meet, and new friends are made.
Clintonville is a market-friendly neighborhood, and in the relatively small area from Dodridge Street to Crestview Road, there are already four markets of note: Giant Eagle, Yao Lee Oriental Market, Crestview Market, and the Clintonville Community Market .
So when Colorado-based Lucky’s Market, whose first out-of-state build will be in Ohio, announced they were moving into the 2768 North High Street space most recently vacated by Goodwill, the question had to be asked: why there?
“Columbus was chosen because it is a great town with great people,” shares President Bo Sharon. “Clintonville is a growing neighborhood and we feel that our concept of affordable, natural foods will be successful among the like-minded community.”
The Lucky’s concept was born in 2003, and is more than just your run-of-the-mill market. Indeed, the just over 20,000 square feet that Lucky’s will occupy will be home to sushi and salad bars, a hot food station, a butcher shop that features handmade sausages and nitrate-free, house-cured bacon, some 300 bulk food items, a large selection of vitamins and supplements, as well as natural and organic groceries.
Five thousand square feet of the space will also be dedicated to fresh produce. Lucky’s proudly supports local, organic, and sustainable foods, promising to reflect and engage nearby farmers, growers and producers.
Specialty grocery stores seem to be all the rage right now, especially with the recent openings of Whole Foods Upper Arlington and The Hills Market Downtown. But Sharon and his staff believe that what Lucky’s offers, no one else does, and not quite in the way they do it.
“Our business is built on our three core values: passion, integrity, and community,” adds Sharon. “We are here to serve and genuinely find pleasure in connecting with people through food.”
Lucky’s Market is set to open in October of this year. For a closer look at their operation, visit luckysfarmersmarket.com.
Photo via Lucky’s Farmers Market.