Green Zebra will open a store as a part of $192 million project.
BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
Green Zebra Grocery will open a store as a part of $192 million project in the Lloyd District.
The retailer hopes to open the store in 2016.
In a phone interview with The Oregonian, chief executive Lisa Sedlar said she is “stoked” to open a store in the Lloyd District, and expects half of the customers to travel to the store by walking, biking or taking public transportation. (For those who drive, parking will be available under the store.)
Sedlar admitted that while she wasn’t sure about opening a store in the Lloyd District initially, she warmed to the idea after learning more about the incoming residents and the bike- and pedestrian-friendly infrastructure.
Sedlar founded Green Zebra with a mission to offer convenient, healthy and fresh foods to urban areas often populated with fast-food restaurants.
Sedlar is the former CEO of popular grocer New Seasons.
“Green Zebra is the perfect addition for our new development, and will quickly become a favorite shopping destination for the local residents and office workers in the Lloyd District,” [John Chamberlain, CEO of Hassalo on Eighth owner American Assets Trust Inc.] said in a release.
The company has so far opened one location, a 5,600-square-foot Kenton locale on North Lombard Street. Plans to open a store in Portland’s Woodstock neighborhood were scuttled while a Southeast Division Street location, adorned with Green Zebra signs, has sat idle for two years.
(SOURCE: Portland Business Journal)