WHEAT RIDGE — Lucky’s Market, a Boulder-based natural-foods grocer, announced Tuesday that it plans to open its first store in the Denver area and fourth in Colorado next year.
Lucky’s Market plans to open a 35,000-square-foot store in spring 2018 at The Corners at Wheat Ridge, a redevelopment project at the corner of Wadsworth and 38th Avenue. The project is being developed by Quadrant Properties LLC, which has offices in Littleton, St. Louis and Lake Mary, Fla.
Lucky’s has 24 stores nationwide, including stores in south Boulder, north Boulder and Longmont, and is planning a story in downtown Fort Collins.
“People have been asking us to open a Lucky’s Market in Denver for years, and we are thrilled to grow in our home state and support more local farmers, producers and customers who love good food at great prices,” said Bo Sharon, who founded Lucky’s Market in 2003 with his wife, Trish.
The store in Wheat Ridge will employ approximately 150 people. When it opens, Lucky’s Market will employ approximately 550 people in Colorado.
The Corners at Wheat Ridge is a public-private partnership that includes Lucky’s Market, and 40,000 square feet of restaurants, coffee shops, taverns and other retail. The project will include a public plaza at the corner of Wadsworth and 38th and a public gathering space in the center of the development. The southern portion of the project will include a 230-unit market-rate apartment community.
Wheat Ridge’s city manager, Patrick Goff, said the project is receiving financial support from the Wheat Ridge Urban Renewal Authority.