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Upscale Grocery Store to be Built at Normandy Park Towne Center

Normandy Park Towne Center owner Medina Fund Four, LLC, announced Tuesday (March 5) that a new grocery store – Normandy Park Market – has signed a long term lease for a new store to be built at the shopping center.

A new building – which will house the Normandy Park Market and one other tenant – will be approximately 30,000 square feet and is in final design stages. They are hoping to open prior to the Fall of 2013.

The new store will be owned and operated by grocery veteran Paul Wilcox.

“Paul Wilcox brings a vast amount of expertise and in-depth knowledge of operating fresh and organic grocery stores .” said Tom T. O’Keefe, Principal and CEO of The O’Keefe companies, owner and developer of Normandy Park Towne Center. “I’m excited to give the residents and my friends of Normandy Park the new type of grocery store they have been asking for since we bought the shopping center nearly two years ago.”

“I’m thrilled to be building and operating a new grocery store in Normandy Park,” Wilcox said. “But I’m even more excited about sharing my 26 plus years of grocery experience with my new friends and customers in the neighborhood,”

Wilcox added:

“My goal is to provide the community of Normandy Park and surrounding areas with a market that offers traditional elements of grocery shopping, additional efforts on new dynamic product selection, strong relationships with local fresh and organic suppliers and, most importantly, maintaining an affordable pricing structure to meet the needs of our everyday shopper. I am also pleased to announce that Unified Grocers will provide their support and resources as our primary wholesaler.”

The 100,000 plus square foot Normandy Park Towne Center is located in the heart of Normandy Park, north of Des Moines and south of Burien. The market area demographics are ideal for a mix of neighborhood retail tenants including Normandy Park Market, a competitively-priced but upscale grocery offering the best of produce, fresh meats and fish and all other grocery categories.

About O’Keefe companies
O’Keefe companies, a Seattle based company, was founded in 1986 by Tom T. O’Keefe. O’Keefe companies develops, acquires, and manages a diverse portfolio of commercial properties (retail, office, industrial & data centers) it owns. O’Keefe companies has developed or acquired nearly five million square feet of commercial real estate projects to date. www.odc2.com

About Normandy Park Market
Normandy Park Market, a Normandy Park based company, was founded by and is owned by Paul Wilcox, a twenty six (26) year veteran (Safeway, Larry’s Markets & Thriftway) in the retail Grocery Industry.

About Unified Grocers, Inc.
Founded in 1922, Unified Grocers is a retailer-owned wholesale grocery distributor that supplies independent retailers throughout the western United States. Unified and its subsidiaries, which generated approximately $3.8 billion in sales during fiscal 2012, offer independent retailers all the resources they need to compete in the supermarket industry.