Lucky’s Market Holds ‘Bacon Cutting’ to Open Columbia Store
By Grocery Headquarters Staff
Lucky’s Market will open its first natural and specialty grocery in Missouri on Jan. 15, at 111 S. Providence Road, just south of Broadway in Columbia. Opening day activities include a bacon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. with a $10,000 big check giveaway to the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture, followed by coffee and a store tour. The Missouri store is the fourth nationwide for Lucky’s, a Boulder favorite that expanded within Colorado and into Ohio in 2013. Locations in Louisville, Ky., and Billings, Mont., are scheduled to open in 2014 as well. Other special events planned around the store’s opening include:
- A grand opening party on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with $1 house-made pork brats grilled outside, live music and face painting for children.
- A local food fest on Sunday, Jan. 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the Ozark Mountain Biscuit Food Truck, local beer and wine sampling and local vendors with food samples.
- 5% Days in which 5% of the day’s total net sales will go to Grant Elementary (Jan. 21), Lee Expressive Arts Elementary (Jan. 28), Thompson Center at Mizzou (Feb. 4) and Blues in the Schools (Feb. 11).
- Reusable bag credits from Jan. 15 through March 31. Shoppers reusing their shopping bags will get a 10-cent credit on their purchase or send a donation to PedNet, First Chance for Kids or the Columbia Community Gardening Coalition.