Ballard will soon add another grocery store to the dozen or so shopping options in the neighborhood: PCC will open in the new Ballard Blocks II development near the Ballard Bridge in November.
Natalie from the PCC office says to expect an opening “before Thanksgiving” — they’re currently in the hiring phase, with several job fairs scheduled for the next month (here’s a full list of upcoming hiring events).
The new store, along with PCC’s new location in West Seattle, will be the first two grocery stores in the world to have a Living Building Challenge (LBC) Petal Certification.
The certification means the new stores will have recycled content finishes, Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood products, low-maintenance flooring and low-toxicity paint, according to PCC. They’ll also use a waste-heat recovery system, which collects heat from the refrigeration system to warm spaces and preheat water.
Other tenants of Ballard Blocks II will be Bright Horizons, West Marine, and 85C Bakery Cafe. The development will include underground parking for 166 vehicles, plus some ground-level parking next to PCC in the middle of the block. There will be 12 dedicated parking spots for parents and caregivers to for drop-offs/pick-ups next to Bright Horizons.
We’ll update when we know more about the other openings — stay tuned.