By SDCNN Staff
Lazy Acres Natural Market announced on Wednesday, Nov. 2, that it will open a new grocery store in summer 2017 on the border of Hillcrest and Mission Hills.
The grocery will be located in a small strip mall on Washington Street between Dove and Brant streets. Renovations are expected to begin in the weeks ahead.
The original Lazy Acres store opened in 1991 in Santa Barbara, followed by a second location in Long Beach and a third grocery in Encinitas.
The Encinitas store, which opened in October, boasts an extensive selection of organic produce as well as vitamins, supplements and all natural body care. With a large variety of all natural meats, chicken and seafood, plus a wide selection of grab-and-go and organic salad bar options, the store has become a community-gathering place.
Similar to Encinitas, the Hillcrest location will feature an organic juice and smoothie bar, an extensive selection of local beers and fine wines, and many featured local products.
“After much anticipation, Lazy Acres will bring our organic, fresh and delicious — and when possible, locally sourced — offerings to the Hillcrest and Mission Hills communities starting next summer,” said Scott Hartman, the company’s marketing vice president. “As a community-focused store, we look forward to getting to know our future customers, and serving as a contributing, valued member of the local community.”
The Hillcrest store is expected to bring more than 140 jobs to the community, as well as countless opportunities for local farmers and local vendors, company officials said.
For more information about Lazy Acres Natural Market, visit lazyacres.com.