Fred Meyer Re-Opens in Greenwood Neighborhood of Seattle
One year and millions of dollars later, Fred Meyer re-opens its Greenwood Store this Friday. A year is a long time for a neighborhood to wait, but the re-modeled and expanded Fred Meyer should prove that the wait was worth it…
The Lady has spent the last two weeks there training the new Cheesemongers and getting the latest Murray’s Cheese Shop up-and-running. The Man and I have been hanging out at the Pets-Friendly Holiday Inn Express while The Lady spends her days in the cheese mines. For more information about Murray’s Cheese, please read my interview its owner, Rob Kaufelt.
As discussed here in the past, Fred Meyer is one of those establishments that ascribes to the pesky rule of “No Pets Allowed” which means I find myself depending on The Lady to tell me what’s going on at 85th and 100th in Greenwood Village.
Here’s the down low:
The Murray’s Cheese Shop is one of only two that boasts a 36 foot specialty cheese case with more than 125 cheeses from the Pacific Northwest, Wisconsin, California and Europe. In addition to cheese, the shop offers jams, Salumis, crackers, EVOO bottled at the store, a fresh salsa bar and a Mediterranean Bar with olives and more than a dozen antipasti delights.
And as it is with every Murray’s Cheese Shop throughout the Kroger Enterprise, you can “Try it before you buy it”… you can sample anything sold in the shop before you take it home… The Mongers are shredding, grating and crumbling several cheeses in the shop; making dips fresh and preparing platters to take to a Super Bowl gathering or your next “fancy” party… Bob, the Cheese Master, and his staff of mongers are offering world-class customer service in the heart of Greenwood.
But this approach doesn’t begin or end there…
Jarrod Schmid, the Meat and Seafood Manager, will be making fourteen specialty sausages (many using Murray’s cheeses) in the meat shop which will also feature American Kobe beef, Carlton pork and local favorite, the Hempler line of smoked meats. With a new grilling station, Jarrod and his staff will be demoing many of these meats for your tasting pleasures.
According to Deli Manager, Kristen Nimmo, the Bistro will have three staff chefs preparing unique dishes daily. Boar’s Head will lead the charge with their fine line of meats; sliced fresh to your specifications.
Over in Produce, you’ll find the largest selections of organic fruits and veggies, Asian produce and coming soon an impressive selection of baby vegetables. If you need something special, check in with Produce Manager, Gordon Matthew, and he’ll hook you up with veggies and fruits to wow your family and guests.
Bakery Manager, Lisa Matthews, is proud of the local bakers she is featuring: Schwartz Brothers, Mighty O Do-Nuts, Erin Baker and Moonstruck Chocolates. Staff cake decorators will design any cake you need from baby’s first to wedding cakes that serve hundreds of guests.
Don gave The Lady the royal treatment showing off his controlled temperature wine case that showcases 96 high-end reds, whites and sparkling wines. The department has somewhere north of 2500 wine label to pair with any meal and budget.
The wine department will be staffed from 10am to 7pm everyday.
And last but, certainly not least, the store has Apparel, Electronics and Home… after all, you’re going to need a new set of pots and pans worthy of all these fresh foods, a flatscreen for the Big Game and according to The Lady everyone needs a new spring wardrobe.
In short… Greenwood Fred Meyer has got it going on…
Greenwood opens tomorrow, February 1st at 7am…
Disclaimer: Neither The Lady nor I receive any compensation from Fred Meyer, Murray’s Cheese or The Kroger Company for writing this article. As many of you know, we praise every cheese shop or grocer that we like. Please see About Me for more information.