Green Zebra Grocery opening first location

Green Zebra Grocery opening first location

Former New Seasons CEO Lisa Sedlar is opening her first healthy convenience store in North Portland on October 8.

Sedlar left New Seasons last year to open Green Zebra Grocery, the first of which is set to open Oct. 8 in North Portland’s Kenton neighborhood. At 5,600 square feet, the site is roughly one-sixth the size of an average grocery store, according to trade magazine Progressive Grocer. The small store packs in a salad line, deli counter, produce section and juice bar among more traditional aisles of frozen pizza and potato chips.

With 48 employees and $4 million in financing, Sedlar envisions a bright future: two Southeast Portland stores in 2014, then expansion in neighborhoods, college campuses and airports across Oregon and Washington.

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