|The cafe area in the Vermont original.|
Kathy Lesser, CEO of Healthy Living, says the market/cafe will occupy approximately 35,000 square feet and offer shoppers natural groceries, fresh organic and local produce, locally sourced meats and poultry, artisan breads and cheeses, health and beauty products, a vitamin/supplement department, freshly prepared foods and "a broad selection of microbrews and wine."
I purposely put that part of her announcement in quotation marks because, unless New York State changes its laws, grocery stores are prohibited from selling wines. Beers, OK.
Construction is scheduled to begin this summer to convert the space left vacant by the departure of JC Penney five years ago, according to an announcement made today. Opening day is projected for mid-winter 2012.
The cafe area will offer eat-in or takeout foods, including vegetarian and vegan options for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and a full barista area with a variety of coffee and tea drinks. The Learning Center area will offer cooking demonstrations, hands-on cooking classes, and community lectures that focus on wellness.
Healthy Living started as a small health foods store in South Burlington, VT, in 1986, and has grown to a full-service supermarket, cafe and learning center with a staff of more than 150.
Wilton Mall is located at 3065 Route 50. Phone: (518) 583-2138.
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