A new, natural grocery store is opening up on the South Hill

Natural Grocers is preparing to open a new location on 29th Avenue in Spokane
The old Hastings location on 29th Avenue in Spokane will soon reopen as a Natural Grocers

SPOKANE, Wash. — A new grocery store is coming to Spokane’s South Hill in February, occupying the former Hastings on 29th Avenue in Lincoln Heights.

Natural Grocers officially announced it will open the store on Wednesday. Plans for the store began showing up online last fall.

As part of their grand opening, Natural Grocers is launching its Grocery Giveaway sweepstakes, where nine customers will win free groceries for six months, with a grand prize of $100 per week. Folks must simply line up outside before the doors open, between 7:30 a.m. and 8:25 a.m.

Doors officially open at 8:30 a.m.

There will be muffin samples at opening, and contest winners will be announced at 9 a.m. Natural Grocers will also host an ice cream social from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., with dairy and non-dairy ice cream sundaes and root beer floats.

The building has sat largely vacant since Hastings closed its stores. Spirit Halloween stores have filled the space seasonally.

It’s the second Natural Grocers store in Spokane; another store sits at the corner of Wellesley and Division in North Spokane. There’s also a location on W. Neider in Coeur d’Alene.

Natural Grocers began in Colorado and now has more than 140 stores in 19 states.