Ground broken for new Normandy Park Market at Towne Center


On Thursday (July 25), a groundbreaking ceremony took place for the new Normandy Park Market at Normandy Park Towne Center.

As we first reported in March, the new market will be approximately 30,000 square feet and 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.

“Congratulations to Paul Wilcox, the owner of Normandy Park Market, and Tom O’Keefe, the owner of Normandy Park Towne Center,” read a post on the Police Chief’s Facebook page. “I would also like to thank Council Members Shawn McEvoy and Stacia Jenkins and City Manager Glenn Akramoff for attending today’s event. Stay tuned for more exciting happenings in Normandy Park.”

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