New Seasons Market to close on Mercer Island at the end of June

June 18, 2020 | by Erin Sirianni

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New Seasons Market has announced its upcoming closing of its Mercer Island store – which will soon become a Metropolitan Market.

In an email message to customers, New Seasons shared the following:

“We will be closing our Mercer Island location at the end of this month. It was an honor being your neighborhood grocer, and we are so grateful for getting to be a part of the community. And—there’s good news! This store location will be transitioning to a Metropolitan Market later this summer. They are a great bunch of folks, and we trust you’ll welcome them as eagerly as you did us.

Our incredible staff has provided excellent service to the community, and we are taking great care to support them in this transition. This means providing staff transition pay, extended healthcare benefits, and helping to place them in new positions either at our stores or at the new Metropolitan Market. So you’ll likely see a lot of familiar faces!

We hope you’ll come in and see us until we close. And stay tuned for upcoming sales! As we remain committed to using business as a force for good, we’ll be working with local organizations to minimize food waste during this transition.”

New Seasons Market is currently hosting a closeout sale, and starting June 20th, customers can enjoy 50% off meat, seafood, wellness, home goods, floral, and other items.

Transition to Metropolitan Market

New Seasons Market has operated on Mercer Island since November 2016 in the former location of Albertson’s grocery store, which closed in 2015.

In December 2019, news broke that New Seasons Market was to be acquired by Good Food Holdings, a California-based upscale grocery store chain, and New Seasons announced that Metropolitan Market (a Good Food Holdings brand) would replace the New Seasons store on the island by mid-2020.

Metropolitan Market currently has seven locations in the greater Seattle area, including Kirkland, Sand Point, Magnolia, Uptown, West Seattle, Sammamish, and Tacoma.

It is known as an upscale, full-service grocery store, and similar to New Seasons Market, its departments will include a bakery, butcher shop, prepared foods section, beer and wine section, housewares, and floral department. It’s also known for baking the best chocolate chip cookie in Seattle.

Learn more about Metropolitan Market at metropolitan-market.com.

2 Comments

  1. The best Ciabatta in Seattle hopefully will make the transition to met market and to my husbands joy our carbon footprint will be smaller once the Met has landed across the moat. We will however enjoy our visits to West Moreland New Seasons in Portland.

    Comment by Kathie Hood — June 19, 2020 @ 1:19 pm

  2. New Seasons Market had delicious ciabatta! Can’t believe this store is now officially closed, but we are very excited to have Metropolitan Market open on Mercer Island!

    Comment by Erin Sirianni — June 24, 2020 @ 7:01 pm

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