St. Louis Grocery Group announces its grand opening celebration for GreenLeaf Market and ZOOM Gulf Gas Station and Convenience Store, both located near the corner of Tucker and 13th Street on Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The grand opening for the new, north St. Louis City grocery store and convenience store will feature free samples, family-friendly activities and drawings for free gas, car washes and food giveaways.
Locally-owned GreenLeaf Market and ZOOM will deliver a unique combination of farm-fresh quality foods, community and convenience for residents of north St. Louis City and surrounding areas. GreenLeaf Market is the first grocery store to be built in north St. Louis City since 1968 and is proudly owned by St. Louis Grocery Group, in partnership with Good Natured Family Farms, a cooperative alliance made up of 150 family farms located in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas.
“We value farm fresh and local nutritious, affordable food as the foundation for a strong community,” said Good Natured Family Farms co-owner, Diana Endicott.
As a locally-owned and operated grocer, GreenLeaf Market and ZOOM strives to support other local and regional businesses by working with family farms to deliver high-quality, fresh food and a wide range of unique products that you won’t find at other grocers in the area. GreenLeaf Market is also actively engaged in the neighborhood community, working with church and civic leaders to help ensure that area residents’ needs are being met. More than 72 new jobs will be created by GreenLeaf and ZOOM, which is just the beginning of a larger, longer-term plan to spur job growth and new development and help regenerate the economy of north St. Louis City.
GreenLeaf Market and ZOOM are located within the NorthSide Regeneration (NSR) development, a mixed-use community development – a self-sustaining neighborhood of people, cultures, economic opportunity, safety and education with the infrastructure and growth to support key, necessary services for the community. The original development encompasses over 1,500 acres and borders downtown St. Louis. Jobs have always been the primary motivator for NSR with a goal of more than 43,000 construction jobs and 22,000 permanent jobs generated by the development’s activity.
The 20,000-square-foot grocery store will feature a state-of-the-art kitchen and an experienced, on-site chef who will be focused on creating fresh, nutritious, affordable, fully-prepared grab-and-go food selections while cooking with farm-fresh ingredients. GreenLeaf Market will also be ramping up convenient curbside pick-up for online orders to better serve the needs of commuters and people working downtown.
With an in-house bee colony, the market will deliver an educational experience for people of all ages.
“GreenLeaf Market will be partnering up with more local businesses to strengthen our community, while adopting new technology to create a truly one-of-a-kind grocery shopping experience. From the moment you enter GreenLeaf and experience the full-height mural depicting the near NorthSide, you know you are in a unique setting,” said Eyad Tammas of St. Louis Grocery Group.
Join the GreenLeaf Market and ZOOM Convenience Store grand opening event on Facebook: http://bit.ly/GLGO4-13 and follow GreenLeaf and ZOOM on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and details of this exciting community celebration. For more information about GreenLeaf and ZOOM, visit www.GreenLeafMarketStl.com and www.ZOOMStL.com.