BOULDER, Colo. — Lucky’s Market said it would open its first store outside of its home state of Colorado later this month when a new outlet in Columbus, Ohio, opens.

The Ohio store, set for an Oct. 23 opening, will be the third for Lucky’s, a concept founded by chefs Bo and Trish Sharon in Boulder in 2003 and led by Pat Gilliland, a veteran of the Wild Oats and Sunflower banners.


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Lucky’s earlier this year said it intended to open six new locations over 30 months in the West and Midwest.

“We are excited to bring affordable natural foods to Columbus,” Bo Sharon said in a statement. “As trained culinary professionals, and downright foodies, we imagine our stores as an oasis of health, kindness and support. We strive to be active in the community, and look forward to providing our friends in Ohio a new taste and experience to bring home to their kitchens.”

Lucky’s describes itself as a seller of “traditional” foods emphasizing locally sourced, natural and organic offerings. The produce department emphasizes local, organic and value selections, while its meat department sells “never-ever” meats, or those from an animal never treated with growth hormones or fed animal byproducts.

The store includes a deli with extensive prepared foods; a specialty cheese department; and a natural living department including supplements, vitamins, cosmetics, remedies and children’s products.

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