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Health-conscious grocery store debuts new Mueller neighborhood store
Come for the organic vegetables, stay for the community-building fun. The highly-anticipated new Mueller neighborhood Sprouts Farmers Market at is opening its doors at 7 am on Friday, October 13. The new opening date follows a three-week-long delay from its original opening date of September 22.
The new location at 1201 Barbara Jordan Boulevard (across from the Home Depot) will celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 6:45 am Friday morning. It is the sixth store to be added in the Austin area, and the first that is located east of I-35. Public records show that the store will span more than 20,000 square feet, which is plenty of space for all of your favorite local produce and products.
From October 13-15, Sprouts will celebrate the grand opening with a family-friendly "pop-up party" that will debut fresh seasonal produce, games, face painting, live music, and more. Local artists will carve large produce into fun displays, and shoppers can participate in a contest to guess the weight of oversized produce.
Just for Friday and Saturday, the first 200 shoppers will receive a free reusable goodie bag filled with samples and products. Free hotdog lunches will be available beginning at 11 am on Saturday.
True to its name, the Arizona-based grocery chain puts produce front-and-center in the store, and arranges much of its stock by specific needs and preferences — organic, plant-based, keto, paleo, etc. — and a large selection of products are Sprouts brand. The brand also has a very well-developed bulk section and carries some of the best-tasting small brand snacks compared to similar chains.
Any groceries that are not "fit for sale" but are still deemed edible and nutritious will be donated to Central Texas Food Bank. Existing locations ask shoppers at checkout if they would like to round up to support nutrition education for kids.
Following the opening weekend, the new Sprouts will be open 7 am to 10 pm daily.
Before heading over to Mueller to visit the new store, shoppers can get their chance to win a $500 Sprouts gift card until midnight on October 15 when they sign up for an account via the Sprouts website. A 20 percent off coupon will be offered during the opening weekend for those who text "MUELLER" to 777-688. Shoppers scan redeem the coupon using the Sprouts app at checkout twice per account per day.
More information about the new store opening can be found on sprouts.com.