The Corvallis Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting on December 16 to celebrate the arrival of one of the Corvallis' newest businesses, Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage on Ninth Street.
The Colorado based company's store is located in an 18,000-square-foot space formerly occupied by the Grocery Outlet. The store has 25 local employees as told to me by store manager "Cat". The number of employees eventually could grow depending on its future success.
Natural Grocers will market organic and natural foods, meats, produce, frozen foods, bulk foods, pet and personal care products and nutritional supplements. Natural Grocers will also seek out local products that meet their standards.
The Corvallis store, located at 1235 NW Ninth St., is Natural Grocers' fifth outlet in Oregon and one of 76 company wide.
Corvallis Chamber of Commerce members attended a VIP Pre-Opening Party on Monday December 16, from 4 p.m to 7 p.m. The first 300 people to bring in the invitation will receive a $10 gift certificate and a free reusable bag.
The store will officially open for business on Tuesday December 17th. For more information on Natural Grocers, visit their web site at www.NaturalGrocers.com.