Natural Grocers will open a store in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Tuesday, March 15. The store, which opens at 8 a.m., is located at 3750 S. Staples St. This will be Natural Grocers' 16th location in Texas.

As part the of the March 15 grand opening, Natural Grocers will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:55 a.m. and will then distribute mystery gift cards to the first 50 customers in line. Gift cards will be in the amount of $5, $10, $25, $50 and $100. Customers won't know the amount of their gift card until they check out. The store will also offer a tasting of healthy and delicious food from its Paleo Wraps class.

Grand Opening Celebration
The opening of the Corpus Christi store begins with a live performance by Mariachi Aguila of Corpus Christi from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. This will be followed by a series of free, grand opening celebrations, including food tastings, cooking demonstrations and nutrition classes with nutrition experts. All activities will take place from noon to 4 p.m. (unless noted otherwise) on the following dates:

Saturday, March 19: Local Fair Featuring Organic and Texas-Made Products
Friday, March 25: Natural Grocer's Eggcellent Adventure Easter Egg Hunt (11 a.m. & 4 p.m.)
Saturday, April 2: Gluten-Free Tasting Expo and Health Fair
Saturday, April 9: Paleo Fair
Saturday, April 16: Taste the Natural Grocers Difference

Natural Grocers will provide the Corpus Christi community with fresh produce that is exclusively USDA Certified Organic, as well as other healthy, affordable, organic and natural products. The store will feature a mix of national brands and a selection of locally produced products from Texas in a small, neighborhood market environment.

The Corpus Christi store will also feature a Nutritional Health Coach and offer free nutrition education classes to the public.

Natural Grocers Corpus Christi will be open 7 days a week.