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April 8th, 2011 by admin

Edmond is getting new grocery store

A new grocery store, specializing in organic and natural foods, will likely be built near Kelly Avenue and Covell Road in Edmond. Plans are to open Uptown Grocery Co. in February 2012.

Published: April 6, 2011

EDMOND — Dirt work is under way at the future site of a new Edmond grocery store that will feature natural and organic foods. Uptown Grocery Co. is being built near the southwest corner of Kelly Avenue and Covell Road.

Planning commissioners this week approved a site plan for the 50,000-square-foot grocery store. The developer said the store will mirror aspects of Whole Foods Market and H-E-B, a food retailer with stores in Texas. City council members will make a final decision April 25, but plans call for the grocery store to open in February 2012.

The project is to include an additional 20,000 square feet of retail space. “There is nothing like it in the Oklahoma market,” said Hank Binkowski, owner and president of the proposed Uptown Grocery and of the metro-area Buy For Less food store chain.

In addition to specialty and organic foods, Binkowski said, there will be meats, seafood, sushi and a large selection of exotic cheeses, plus concierge service, cooking shows, live entertainment, event planning and an on-site master florist. “All of this is wrapped up in a more intimately-sized, shopper-friendly store,” Binkowski said.

About 25 percent of store inventory will be prepared foods. There will be places where people can eat at the store or take the food out.

“We believe that this store will be a destination location. Busy moms will be able get in and out quickly if necessary,” Binkowski said. “Families can pick up a meal and take it with them to Mitch Park for baseball practice. It will still be the store that stocks all the staple items that families need everyday.”

Susan Binkowski, the project’s developer and wife of Hank Binkowski, said three to four years of research has gone into the project, which is designed specifically for Edmond. The building is designed like those found in a New York warehouse district, she said. The main entrance to the grocery store will be off Covell Road, across the street from Cheyenne Middle School.

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