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New King Soopers Marketplace brings groceries and a lot more to east Brighton

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By Crystal Nelson

BRIGHTON — Brighton’s new King Soopers Marketplace, located at the corner of 50th Avenue and Bridge Street, opens for business 6 a.m. July 16. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 9 a.m. 

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Store spokeswoman Kelli McGannon said customers can expect to find fresh products and friendly associates in the new store.

“The 125,000-square-foot Marketplace is certain to surprise and delight shoppers with not only the amenities of a traditional King Soopers, but also additional offerings to complete a one-of-a-kind shopping experience,” McGannon said. “Marketplace is a destination where shoppers can pick up a tennis bracelet for mom, Levi’s for Dad, a Leap Frog for the kids, as well as meat, milk and much more.”

The new Marketplace offers a wider selection of products than that found in the King Soopers in Brighton’s Palizzi Marketplace and will have some new features for shoppers to explore. Once inside the store, shoppers will find a Starbucks, Fred Meyer Jewelers, bulk food isle and several expanded sections including its deli, bakery, specialty cheeses, sushi counter, housewares department, and health and beauty department. 

The store also has wider selection of freshly made meals, a made to order sandwich bar with a toaster to warm the sandwiches, and a chicken wing bar where shoppers can sauce their own wings.

Store Manager Maggie Dussex said shoppers could purchase their meals in the deli and that they could eat them in the store’s cafe by Starbucks or take them to go.

McGannon said because Boars Head products in the deli are sliced fresh to order, the store will have a kiosk where shoppers can place their order when they arrive at the store and pick it up when they’re done.

The store also has a pet center, a do-it-yourself center, an optimum wellness center and will be the first King Soopers store in Colorado to offer apparel. The store offers a wide range of apparel including undergarments, mens wear, womans wear,  kids clothing and accessories. A dressing room is also available for shoppers to try the clothing on. The store also has an 18 pump fuel center large enough to get your camper in there and a drive-thru pharmacy.

President and CEO of the King Soopers Rocky Mountain Region Russ Dispense said the new King Soopers marketplace is a destination shopping experience whether you live near or far from the store location.

“Through the opening of this Marketplace, we’re not only providing quality products at affordable prices with tremendous variety to our shoppers, but we are also bringing 250 plus jobs to the Brighton area,” Dispense said.

Since the store’s groundbreaking last August, McGannon said the store has provided 150 temporary construction jobs and created 250 new full- and part-time jobs for the marketplace. The store also features energy efficient and eco-friendly designs such as sky lights, motion lighting in its refrigeration aisles and flooring that doesn’t require chemicals to clean it.

The new store will be open daily 6 a.m. to midnight.