Kroger Opens New Concept Main & Vine in Gig Harbor, Washington
GIG HARBOR, WA - Kroger has made the first step into a new concept focused on fresh produce and high-quality prepared foods with the official opening of its first Main & Vine location in Gig Harbor, WA.
“From the beginning, the focus of Main & Vine has always been centered on the community and fresh, local, and sustainable foods, as well as mainstream grocery items available at affordable prices,” Dann Kohl, Main & Vine’s Store Manager, said in a prepared statement. “Residents now have a space to explore local brands and purveyors, get inspired for their next meal, learn something new at the Event Center or meet up with friends and family in our café area.”
Unlike the usual grocery store setup, Main & Vine has set its focus on highlighting a large selection of produce and healthier bulk items in the center of the store. The center of each Main & Vine location will also include an “Event Center,” to give consumers an area to see programming like cooking demonstrations, food and beverage tastings, and find new recipe ideas and ingredients as part its “What’s for Dinner Tonight” program.
Main & Vine also has several offerings and departments allowing for a one-stop shopping experience, including the following:
- Main & Vine will offer limited run “Surprise & Delight” items – ranging from local to artisan goods such as specialty cheeses and imported wines.
- Prepared foods are available at the Grab & Go wall, and the Gig Harbor Kitchen allows for customers to indulge in daily cooked meals.
- The brew and blend café area serves Cutters Point Coffee Co. offerings along with wine, beer and spirits tastings during select times.
- Located at the store entrance and near customer check out is the mezzanine seating area.
- Accommodating up to 100, the space provides a full panoramic view of the store and allows customers a seating and meeting place.
- The store offers complimentary Wi-Fi and each table in the mezzanine and brew and blend bar includes a charging station.
No more information on future store locations has yet been released, but AndNowUKnow will share with you any updates.