Metropolitan Market on March 22 opened its newest location in Sammamish, Wash. The store marks the seventh Pacific Northwest location for the company.
For the grand opening, the Seattle-based supermarket operator hosted a “cookie cutting” ceremony featuring its signature chocolate chip “The Cookie;” only this version was a giant 37-pound cookie made to offer enough samples for shoppers on the first day. The first 500 guests received a reusable grocery tote, and a chance to find one of twenty $100 store gift cards hidden at random within the totes. Additionally, on grand opening day and throughout the week, guests will be treated to a variety of demos, specials and tastings from vendors such as Caffe Vita, Ellenos Real Greek Yogurt, Cupcake Royale and KIND Snacks.
Metropolitan Market offers both regional and international specialty products along with grocery essentials, allowing for a convenient one-stop shopping experience. The Sammamish location’s unique offerings include an extensive showcase of made to order items will be available including Met Market’s signature Prime Rib and Mojo Pork sandwiches, a sauté station, ramen noodles and Pizza al Taglio.
Metropolitan Market has an unrelenting commitment to sourcing the highest quality products available and standing behind the products they sell. "We are thrilled to open our Sammamish location, providing the very best foods from the Pacific Northwest and around the world in one place," said Metropolitan Market President and CEO, Todd Korman. "Our knowledgeable and passionate team is ready to welcome Sammamish with great service, whether it's a quick bite or a full shop for the week's groceries. We look forward to becoming a trusted member of this community."
The Sammamish store, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, features both regional and international specialty products along with grocery essentials allowing for a convenient one-stop shopping experience. The kitchen shop will be filled with tools of the trade, expertly staffed by culinary professionals. A tasting kiosk will provide cooking tips and meal suggestions from Metropolitan Market's own culinary artists.
The Sammamish Metropolitan Market's unique offerings include the following:
- The cheese selection will provide a vast assortment for customers including Point Reyes Bay Blue, Ferndale Farmstead Asiago, Pecorino Toscano and their very own fresh stretched mozzarella made in-house, while culinary specialists can aid in creating the ultimate cheese or charcuterie platter.
- Customers will have choice at their fingertips with a delicious assortment of grab and go and build-your-own bars including a salad bar, hot bar, poke bar, antipasti bar, wraps, sandwiches, sushi, protein pots and self-serve soups made fresh daily.
- The coffee bar and bakery will be brewing Caffé Vita blends, kombucha on tap and serving up the infamous "The Cookie", specialty cakes, pastries and gelato.
- Local bakery brands featured at Metropolitan include Grand Central Bakery’s artisan breads and Cupcake Royale’s gourmet cupcakes.
As an anchor tenant in the ecofriendly Sammamish Village, the Metropolitan Market building was designed in tandem with the Village's green infrastructure. The property utilizes a photovoltaic/solar array that generates renewable energy and directly feeds the electrical system serving Sammamish Village exterior lighting. Green components on-site include rainwater harvesting, in which storm water is stored in a below grade vault and filtered for irrigation usage throughout the property.