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Earth Fare announces anchor store at Christiansburg Marketplace

Artists rendering of the Christiansburg Marketplace location courtesy Earth Fare
Artists rendering of the Christiansburg Marketplace location courtesy Earth Fare(Artists rendering of the Christiansburg Marketplace location courtesy Earth Fare)
Published: Jul. 6, 2020 at 7:43 PM EDT
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CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - Joining Monday’s reopening of Roanoke’s Earth Fare store, the healthy supermarket chain revealed its plans to open a location as an anchor store in the Christiansburg Marketplace in the spring of 2021.

According to Earth Fare, this new location will be its “first prototype of a reimagined natural food store experience.”

After the previous owners of the chain closed all its locations and declared bankruptcy in February 2020, a group headed by a co-founder of the original Earth Fare is looking to keep the same mission and standards of the original founders a focal point.

“Our sweet spot is mid-sized markets with a culture that enjoys outdoor, healthy lifestyles. College towns with active, educated residents, like Blacksburg with Virginia Tech and Radford with Radford University, typically fit that profile, as do the surrounding communities in the valley,” said Dennis Hulsing, owner and CEO of Earth Fare and Hulsing Enterprises. “The Marketplace gives easy access to all the consumers in the New River Valley.”

Earth Fare will keep many favorites, including prepared foods from a healthy lifestyle chef, natural meats and the Boot List, which is a list of ingredients not allowed in the store, keeping with the organic, high-quality natural food choices.

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