Natural Grocers is pleased to announce the upcoming opening of its 44th Colorado location at 3165 N. Central Park Blvd., Denver, CO. The store plans to host its Grand Opening Celebration Event shortly after the holidays on Saturday, January 7, 2023, with giveaways, fantastic discounts, prize sweepstakes and more.
Natural Grocers’ good4u Crew will kick off the festivities at 8:20 a.m. with a donation presentation to the Food Bank of the Rockies, followed by an official ribbon-cutting ceremony. Additional community leaders will help welcome the Central Park community into the new store at 8:30 a.m.
“We’ve been looking for the perfect spot to open a store in the Central Park area of Denver for over 10 years. As I child who took one of the last flights out from what used to be the airport in the same area, it’s exciting to see how much the Central Park region has grown,” said Raquel Isely, Vice President of Marketing for Natural Grocers in a statement. “It’s now a bustling neighborhood full of vibrant people and businesses. As one of our Five Founding Principles states, we are ‘committed to our communities’, and we love that we are now able to bring access to healthy food at an Always Affordable Price to even more people in our home state of Colorado.”
Grand Opening festivities include:
- January 7: The first 150 customers in line on January 7, will receive a mystery Natural Grocers gift card (with varying amounts between $5 – $500)!
- January 7: Free Natural Grocers Handcrafted Ecuadorian Hat for First 500 Customers on January 7.
- January 7: Customers can spin the Natural Grocers prize wheel on January 7 for a chance to win fun prizes.
- January 7 – January 21: From January 7 – January 21, customers will have the chance to win prizes, such as an Aventon e-bike, a $500 Natural Grocers gift card, a Vitamix Blender and more. Entry forms will be available at the store.
- Special Grand Opening Discounts: Customers will enjoy discounts of up to 50% off from January 2 – January 31.
In the coming months, the Central Park location is expected to include The Cottage Craft Beer section—Natural Grocers’ select offerings of curated craft beer, hard kombucha, and hard seltzer.
The company, ever-conscious of its environmental impact, has constructed the new space with sustainable building features and energy-saving innovations, such as non-toxic building materials and 100% LED lighting, for a lighter environmental footprint. The Central Park store is Natural Grocers’ second CO store featuring a new CO2 refrigerant system, designed to save energy and provide enhanced environmental protection compared to conventional refrigeration technologies. Though more expensive and complex to install than traditional systems, it’s just one more way the company prioritizes the health of its communities and the planet.
The Central Park community will have the support of Natural Grocers’ Nutritional Health Coaches (NHC’s) for their health and wellness journeys with free, one-on-one personalized nutritional health coaching sessions. The contemporary location also includes a Nutrition Education Center, specially designed to be a community space for in-store classes, recipe demonstrations and guest speaker events.
Natural Grocers has partnered with Food Bank of the Rockies across its Colorado stores for over a decade with its “Bring Your Own Bag” program. This community outreach will extend to the Central Park location. Each time a customer brings their own shopping bag, Natural Grocers will donate five cents per shopping trip to the Food Bank, which provides food and necessities to people in need across the state.
“Food Bank of the Rockies is proud of our longtime partnership with Natural Grocers and incredibly appreciative of its conscientious customers, who, by bringing their own bags, help ignite the power of community to feed our neighbors experiencing hunger. Together with Natural Grocers and the Bring Your Own Bag campaign, Food Bank of the Rockies has been able to provide enough food for upwards of 4 million meals, which help nourish and strengthen our communities,” said Erin Pulling, President, and CEO of Food Bank of the Rockies.
Natural Grocers will make a special $2,500 donation to Food Bank of the Rockies at the opening ceremonies to raise awareness of this partnership and to mobilize the public to help nourish their communities.