Lucky’s Market announced Monday it plans to open its Oakleaf Station store May 22.
The natural foods grocer is leasing space at 8380 Merchants Way in Southeast Jacksonville next to Epic Theatres. The store will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
It’s the second Lucky’s Market in Northeast Florida and the 18th in Florida. The Boulder, Colorado-based chain opened in Neptune Beach in 2016.
The store announced several special events for the opening.
• The grand-opening bacon-cutting ceremony is 10 a.m. May 22.
• From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 25, Taste of Lucky’s will feature live music, vendors, food samples and gift basket giveaways.
• Through Aug. 17 is Bags for Change. Shoppers reusing their shopping bags can choose a 10-cent credit on their purchase or donate to local nonprofit organizations including the Independent Living Resource Center, Clay County Literacy Coalition or Aging True.
• Impact Day is June 11. Of the day’s total sales, 10% will be donated to the PACE Center for Girls.
• The Lucky’s Loves Local Vendor Fair is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 1 featuring specialty foods and products from local companies.
• Starting May 23, the OakLeaf store will offer same-day delivery through the Lucky’s Market Delivers program. New members can sign up at Luckysmarketdelivers.com and will receive an annual membership for $49 for a limited time.
Lucky’s also announced a grant for two area nonprofits.
Sanctuary on 8th Street will receive $2,500 to purchase benches, podiums, chalkboards, shade sail and other supplies necessary to build an outdoor classroom for after-school and summer children’s programs.
Groundwork Center Jacksonville will receive $5,000 to support the Green Team Youth Corps, a program where teens learn about environmental initiatives while participating in hands-on restoration projects throughout Jacksonville.
Founded in 2003, Lucky’s Market is focused on natural, organic and locally grown products.
In addition to shopping, customers can dine in the market’s cafe or outdoor seating area. Lucky’s also offers “Sip ‘n Stroll” drinks, including cold-pressed nitro coffee or kombucha from the tap, a $2 pint of beer or a $3 glass of wine.
The 30,000-square-foot Oakleaf Station store will employ 150 people and include a community room where people can gather and meet.
Sleiman Enterprises is the shopping center owner/developer.