The new Bellevue PCC Community Market grocery store is set to open Wednesday. August 12, at 11615 NE Fourth St. The company states it is part of the move to expand on the Eastside.
The 26,000-square-foot store includes meat and seafood cut-to-order, local wines, beers and ciders, espresso and bakery counter, pizzeria and the PCC private label collection of products. The PCC Store Director Tami Littlefield will be running the store after four years with the Issaquah PCC.
Unlike other PCC stores, the design features nontoxic and reclaimed building materials, as well as energy efficient systems, that make it more sustainable. A press release from PCC states that the store’s use of carbon dioxide refrigeration will be 3,000 times less potent of a greenhouse gas than the more common synthetic refrigerants used in grocery stores.
The store will also collaborate with Bellevue Hopelink to help support a local food bank, and features artwork installation from local Shogo Ota called “Murmuration,” depicting a collection of birds forming a Southern Resident Killer Whale.
“I saw such a parallel between the way the birds come together to make an impact with the way that PCC supports local communities: caring about people on an individual level and believing in the impact this can have on a grander scale,” Ota stated in a PCC press release.
The new store opens 9 a.m. Wednesday, with COVID-19 safety measures in place.