PCC Ballard to open in November

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.


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carsongbaker
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carsongbaker

Wow this looks really nice! Which is great news. Compared to Ballard Blocks I, this development uses much nicer materials like some wood accents, a lot more greenery and open space, and overal more friendly and inviting. Very cool that they are sustainably built as well per the Living Building Challenge!

terryj
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terryj

thats paid for by higher prices. have fun

VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

terryj – actually if you shop at PCC you might find that the prices are not that different from Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s etc.
PCC is a business worth supporting.
I am really looking forward to shopping at this location.
(Disclaimer) I have been a member since mid 70’s

Paintking
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Paintking

You won’t find me at this lovely very cool well built market with wood accents. Separating folks from their wallets is their business. Funny how these same folks drove VW vans not that long ago with bumper stickers stating “die yuppie scum”. Today, they have BMW’s + Tesla’s, nannies, house cleaners AND shop at PCC. Limousine liberals and their hypocrisies.

multimodal
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multimodal

That’s good to hear.

I believe the goal of capitalism is, ” separating folks from their wallets”. That’s what keeps the stock market ticking.

Now all we need is the multi-use trail to be completed so that it’s easier to ride our cargo bikes to PCC from the west or east side of Ballard.

VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

Paintking – PCC is a “cooperative” where:
“Like other grocery cooperatives, the profits from the retail store operations go directly back into the stores or to the community (through classes, education or charitable efforts).”
So the members who drive ” BMW’s + Tesla’s” and folks that walk there or ride a bike all get to share in the profits that the sale of goods at PCC make.
PCC is a good place to shop and much more ethical than Safeway, Albertsons etc.

VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

who voted this comment “down”? I was merely pointing out a fact! How idiotic are you ?

Woger Wabbit
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Woger Wabbit

As long as it doesn’t have those tiny parking spots that Trader Joes has and I can park the SUV easily, I’ll be there.

VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

WW- that is not Trader Joe’s parking lot but a combined parking lot for the Ballard Blocks! And if you can’t park an SUV correctly in there then you might want to practice your parking technique. And don’t rent a car in the UK because you will really have a problem parking.

Walt
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Walt

We have a Subaru and avoid parking in that tight space.