Town & Country buys Bellevue market

Matthews Vert Ext Jan 15 3Town & Country Markets is expanding into east King County with the purchase of a Bellevue-area store.

The Kitsap County-based grocery chain announced the aquisition Monday of Matthew’s Fresh Market in Lakemont. Town & Country bought the store from founder Craig Mavis, who is retiring.

According to the release, Town & Country has few immediate changes planned for Fresh Market, and most of the store’s 51 employees will keep their positions. A new store name has not been picked.

Town & Country Markets owns and operates five other stores in the Puget Sound area: Central Markets in Poulsbo, Shoreline and Mill Creek; Ballard Market; and Town & Country Market on Bainbridge Island.

You can see the full announcement here.

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