By Ayanna Thompson, Staff Writer
Lucky’s Market only opened last month and already seems to be just what the doctor ordered. Do not let the word ‘market’ fool you. Lucky’s is a bit of everything: a grocery store, prepared food stop, coffee hub, open luncheon space, community partner and more.
The Savannah Lucky’s is the 14th store in the nation and the very first for Georgia. The market offers a variety of options—from canned veggies to fresh picked, locally grown veggies. There is also a hot food stand, and small winery. Customers may even get the chance to sample fresh foods provided by local farmers.
Armstrong alumna Larissa Allen is the marketing manager for Lucky’s Savannah location. Allen explained that Lucky’s has, “affordable produce that’s fresh and available to everybody… no one else was doing it like we are doing it.”
Lucky’s Market also strongly promotes sustainability by encouraging customers to bring their own shopping bags and containers for shopping bulk. Each time a customer brings their own shopping bag, they are rewarded a wooden coin worth 10 cents. Customers are then allowed to choose to deposit the coin in one of three nonprofit proceeds boxes.
At the end of each quarter, the total is calculated and then doubled before going straight to each nonprofit. There is no “winner,” as each organization gets attention they deserve. Proceeds from buying the Lucky’s store brand go toward a local nonprofit each quarter. This year’s winter quarter has been dedicated to the Second Harvest Food Bank.
Lucky’s Market is located at 5501 Abercorn Street in Savannah. For more information on hosting an event check out luckysmarket.com.