Competition is coming to the natural foods market in Boise, and no, we're not talking about Whole Foods.
Rosauers Supermarkets, based in Spokane, Wash., announced it would be breaking ground this fall on a new grocery complex at the intersection of Eagle and Ustick roads. We say complex because the development is scheduled to include a Rosauers Food and Drug as well as a Huckleberry’s Natural Market. According to a press release issued by the company, it hopes to be open for business by spring 2012 and hire 120 new employees.
Here's what the parent company has to say about its future offerings in Boise:
The store will carry a broad selection of grocery, specialty and ethnic foods, including a full
assortment of natural and organic items and supplements offered under the Huckleberry’s Natural Market banner. Also featured will be a full service meat and seafood counter, scratch bakery and a large service-deli featuring a seating area with fireplace and a cooking school. The store will offer an extensive wine, beer and beverage department as well as name-brand, private label and unique international products. A full-service, drive-thru Pharmacy and a customer service center are planned as added conveniences.
This will be the third Idaho location for the company, which owns 20 other stores, including one in Lewiston and one in Moscow. Other stores are in Washington, Oregon and Montana.