A sneak peek at Ballard’s new QFC

Boxes are everywhere and employees are busy getting Ballard’s new QFC on 24th Ave NW ready for the grand opening on Wednesday morning at 7 a.m.

“We’re really excited to take the community by storm,” store manager Bob Goodman tells us. He says that this is your neighborhood market and he wants to hear what you’d like.

The 40,000 square foot store has all the basics: meat, fish, bakery, produce, dry goods and dairy. It also has some added features like a Starbucks kiosk, sushi, a walk-in wine cellar and a Scandinavian section.

The aisles are long, so they decided to split them half way.

There is plenty of free parking underground with elevators that let you out at the produce section in the northwest corner of the store. The store will be open 24-hours after the 7 a.m. ribbon cutting on Wednesday.


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Joel Niemeyer
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Yay! Finally I won't have to drive up/down 15th :)

Casey Graham
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tEST

Uncle Snuffy
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Uncle Snuffy

Pop, candy, cookies!

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Whqle Fcods?

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Hopefully Amazon Fresh delivery times won't book up so fast now!

Galen Osier
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Galen Osier

What I'd really like is for the folks who worked at the QFC that was there previously to be given first dibs on jobs at the new store. That's what I'd like.

owlsinsomnia
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owlsinsomnia

Yea! A QFC within walking distance once again. :)

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AMAZING !!!!!!

Ballard_Curmudgeon
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Ballard_Curmudgeon

The real test will be if they f up the parking spots by making them too small like the ones at trader joes.

SU37298
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SU37298

From the photos it looks a lot like Metropolitan Mkt on lower QA.

But please please PLEASE, let them carry Adam's No-Stir CRUNCHY PB, not just No-Stir Creamy like Fred Meyer.

snoopy
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snoopy

Dont blame qfc or the developer for the size of parking stalls. The city, via the building code, sets the dimensions for parking stalls and drive aisles.

NoraBell
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NoraBell

Yay! Now where did I put that QFC card?

CaffinatorX
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CaffinatorX

I'd like the QFC and its parent company Kroger to be worker-friendly instead of a belligerent juggernaut that embraces the race to the bottom culture of the worst of U.S. business.
More or less.

super_v
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super_v

Look forward to the underground parking–nice to stay dry on these miserable days.

Bark more, Wag Less
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Bark more, Wag Less

Yawn….

Scottish Buddhist Cookbook
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Scottish Buddhist Cookbook

Now if there were only a laundromat nearby I'd never have to leave this neighborhood.

HeatherHeather
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HeatherHeather

yay finally! I'd rather give my money to ballard market, whole foods, or TJs, but convenience wins out for me here. Walking from 24th to 15th was less than ideal. Walking across the street? Much better.

HeatherHeather
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HeatherHeather

PS-Hope they have better selection than the old one!

vestlandsjenta
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vestlandsjenta

I wonder what will be in the Scandinavian section. Hope for some good ol' Mors flatbrød! A nice touch.

wrh
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wrh

Yeah, those things are ridiculous.

linusrox
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linusrox

I love you Geeky Sweedes – but I am thinking that the “peek inside” looks like …… like the inside of a QFC.

One thing I think they need to do is level 24th so that I am not walking up to 70th with all those groceries.

SU[#], ever try the peanus budder at Trader Joe's?

SPG
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SPG

No, the city only sets the MINIMUM required size. The developer then decides if they want to make minimum sized spots to squeeze in more cars or real spaces that people can use.

kim
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kim

you've got to be kidding. they were the grumpiest bunch of people! good riddance!

kim
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kim

you always seem bored. move on…

BornAndRaisedBallardGirl
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BornAndRaisedBallardGirl

I hope they get workers with good customer service this time! The last workers who worked at the old qfc were so rude and snooty. People spend a lot of money at grocery stores, the least they can do is get friendly workers.