PCC Community Markets (PCC) announced Tuesday that it will be opening its new Burien store on Wedneday, May 23, 2018. The new store will be the first for PCC that’s located south of Seattle. Located in the Five Corners Shopping Center at 15840 1st Ave. S. (map below), the 25,000 square-foot store will become the areaâ€™s first certified organic grocery and PCCâ€™s first location slated to operate on 100 percent renewable energy. With a long-standing commitment to the neighborhoods in which it operates, PCC will bring more than 100 union jobs to the community with its Burien store. PCC also will expand its charitable giving program through community partnerships with the Des Moines Food Bank and the Highline School District. PCC secured a $5,000 grant to Para Los Ninos as well, through the co-opâ€™s partnership with the Paul Newman Foundation. â€œWe are always excited to join a new community and introduce all that PCC offers to future members and new shoppers â€” whether thatâ€™s our fresh, sustainably sourced organic foods; community support, food donations and giving; or new job opportunities we add to the economy,â€ said Cate Hardy, PCC Community Markets CEO. â€œThe passion weâ€™ve seen for Burien PCC through letters, emails and social media posts shows the feeling is mutual, and we canâ€™t wait to welcome everyone into the new store.â€ As with PCCâ€™s other locations, Burien PCC will celebrate products that are fresh, local, organic, sustainably sourced and seasonal. More than 95 percent of PCCâ€™s produce selection is organic; its meats are 100 percent organic, non-GMO or grass fed; its seafood is sustainably sourced adhering to Monterey Bay Aquariumâ€™s Seafood Watch standards; and, whenever possible, the co-op sources its products from local producers, farmers, ranchers and fishers. Using those same ingredients, PCC chefs make salads, soups, entrÃ©es and side dishes fresh from scratch daily onsite in each store. Additional highlights of the new store include:
- New subscription-free, grab-and-go PCC meal kits featuring easy-to-make original recipes â€” like Sesame-Gochujang Steak with Kimchi Fried Rice & Shirred Egg, and Simple Cassoulet with Chicken and Sausage. Each kit is hand-packed in PCC kitchens and includes fresh, organic produce and non-GMO, locally raised meats along with compostable, recyclable packaging.
- PCC Pizzeria with fresh-from-the-pizza-oven and take-and-bake pies.
- PCC Taqueria with pork adobado, beef barbacoa, roasted squash and garbanzos, chicken verde, rice and beans, aguas frescas and freshly prepared salsas.
- PCC Yogurt Bar featuring PCC Organic Grass-fed Yogurt from Pure Ã‰ire Dairy, the only local, organic, non-GMO, grass-fed, animal welfare-certified yogurt of its kind â€” including the newest flavor on the block: lemon.
- Handcrafted espresso and tea beverages and freshly baked goods, such as scratch-made breakfast biscuits and the PCC â€œCrownie,â€ a chocolate chip cookie, brownie mash-up drizzled with caramel.
- A carefully curated selection of Pacific Northwest-produced spirits to complement the co-opâ€™s collection of exclusive wines and local beers and ciders.
- An affordable line of certified organic and Non-GMO Project Verified pantry staples from Field Day, including more than 150 items from canned beans and extra virgin olive oil to peanut butter and oatmeal. PCC also offers a wide selection of bulk items, where shoppers can get just the amount they need while reducing packaging.
- Free cookbooks to borrow from or donate to PCCâ€™s Little Free Cookbook Library, celebrating the joy of cooking in the community.
Itâ€™s official â€” Burien PCC opens on May 23 at 9 a.m.! Stop by and say hello â€” youâ€™ll find ready-to-cook PCC Scratch-made Meals at Home kits; our organic, grass-fed yogurt bar; and a bounty of fresh, local and organic products. pic.twitter.com/mt4gJUw4vi— PCC Markets (@PCC) April 24, 2018