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The local grocer will open its Aloha store in June at a Southwest Farmington Road space that has been vacant since 2019.

PMG PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Basics Market Meat Manager Mathew Ball helps a customer at the stores location in Tualatin., Times - News

Tualatin-based Basics Market will take over the former Bales Thriftway grocery store location on Southwest Farmington Road in Aloha this June.

The location has been vacant since late 2019 when the independent Thriftway grocery chain closed its four remaining locations — including a Lamb's Marketplace in Cedar Mill and two Bales Thriftway locations in Aloha and just north of Beaverton.

The Aloha space, located at 17675 S.W. Farmington Road, is undergoing a remodel before Basics Market will open its doors.

The local grocer currently has a meat market open on Southwest Canyon Road in Beaverton and two Portland markets in the Lovejoy and Hillsdale neighborhoods.

"We are committed to locally sourced, healthy, seasonal eating," said Basics Market President Joel Dahll in a press release. "This store will be our biggest store yet, so the team is working diligently to expand our offerings while still maintaining our purpose of nurturing stronger, healthier communities through food. We can't wait to join the neighborhood!"

The 40,000-square-foot store will include a bottle shop, in-store bakery, deli — with pizza, soups and entrees — and a coffee and smoothie bar. The market will also sell locally sourced meats, dairy products and seafood, as well as wellness products, flowers and organic produce.

Basics Market also offers health-centered recipes and various culinary courses online.

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