Missoula’s Lucky’s Market sets grand opening

Posted at 9:59 AM, Apr 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-03 11:59:01-04

MISSOULA – The anticipation is about to end for the Lucky’s Market in Missoula.

The natural foods grocer will open on Wednesday, May 2 at the Southgate Mall.

The Missoula store will be the second Lucky’s Market in Montana, joining a store in Billings.

Opening day activities for the Missoula store include a bacon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. and presentations of more than $10,000 in Impact Grants to support three local non-profit organizations – Garden City Harvest, Youth Homes and Youth Crisis Diversion Project and the Open Aid Alliance.

Some other special events planned around the store’s opening include:

  • Tasting Fair on Saturday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring live music, some of Lucky’s Market’s favorite vendors, delicious food samples and gift basket giveaways.
  • Bags for Change through August 18, 2018, shoppers reusing their shopping bags can choose to get a 10-cent credit on their purchase or to send a donation to CASA of Missoula, Women’s Opportunity & Resource Development or the Poverello Center.
  • May 8 Impact Day in which 10% of one day’s total net sales will go to Watershed Education Network to purchase field supplies for the weekend citizen-science project, Stream Team, for one calendar year.
  • Lucky’s Loves Local Vendor Fair, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring specialty foods and products from local companies.

Lucky’s Market was started in 2003 by two chefs, Trish and Bo Sharon, when they bought a convenience store in Boulder, Colorado.

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