Mrs. Green's, an organic, all-natural grocery store, is coming to the former Magruder's location at 180 Maple Ave. West, at Vienna Shopping Center.
"It's wonderful news for Vienna," said Vienna Vice Mayor Carey Sienicki. The store plans to make renovations at the location and officials will meet March 20 with the Town's Board of Architectural Review.
The chain grocery store counts one other Northern Virginia location, at Fair Lakes in Fairfax, where it celebrated a grand opening preview party Jan. 23.
"We are small enough to partner with local vendors who may not be able to survive in a larger chain store," Shige Hatanaka, senior vice president for Operations at Mrs. Green's parent company, Natural Markets Food Group, based in Irvington, NY., told Patch at the time of the Fairfax store opening.
At the Fairfax store, Mrs. Green's has several unique offerings, including a masseuse who is on-site to provide 10-minute massages for $10. Also, there are two registered dieticians available for free consultations and nutritional advice.
In addition, there is a cooking school, a natural living department, organic baby clothes and food, yoga clothes, and more.
Customers enjoy an in-store coffee bar, made from Ceremony Coffee Roasters in Maryland, as well as a smoothie and juice bar.
Mrs. Green's also prides itself as being a strong supporter of and contributor to the community in which they are located.
The company, which counts about 20 stores in the Northeast and Canada, was in the news last month, involved in a recent dust-up with former employees at one of it's New York stores, accused of anti-union activities.
If you can't wait to get a "preview" of what the Vienna store will be like, you can visit the Mrs. Green's in Fairfax at 12995 Fairlakes Shopping Center.Also read:
Future of Magruder's Unclear
Magruder's Closing with Half-Off Sale
Mrs. Green's Celebrates Grand Opening in Fairfax
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