NEW LEAF COMMUNITY MARKETS APTOS STORE UPDATE
June 7, 2018
We are very excited to open our Aptos Village New Leaf Community Markets store and join the idyllic Aptos community! In our commitment to preserve the historic Hihn Apple Barn, we’ve encountered a few unexpected challenges unique to historic structures and do not yet have a firm opening date. Construction remains underway with our local partner Barry Swenson Builder (BSB) and we continue to make progress, hiring our store manager and developing plans for a wok and ramen bar, juice and coffee bar, fresh sushi and more. We can’t wait to share our love of natural, organic, responsibly sourced, sustainably raised and locally grown food with the Aptos community. In the meantime, neighbors can catch us at the Aptos Village Wine Wander on June 9, at the Pleasure Point Street Fair in Capitola on June 23, as a sponsor of the Fourth of July parade in Aptos, and at the Wharf to Wharf on July 22.
Rail Trail Update
For the last 32 years, New Leaf Community Markets has been committed to our communities, to our neighbors and to the greater good. Our mission to nourish and sustain the community remains strong today.
On Tuesday, January 23rd, the Santa Cruz City Council voted unanimously to move forward with construction of Segment 7 of the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Trail. Back in May of 2016, we worked with the City on a preliminary plan to allow the rail trail to remain on the ocean side of the tracks between Fair Avenue and Swift Street. To do so we will be providing an easement to the Regional Transportation Commission for property at our Westside store location, and making some adjustments to our parking lot to accommodate the trail. We now are in the process of finalizing the details for that easement, and are confident that with the City’s support we will have a signed agreement soon. We appreciate the passion from the community around this project and look forward to celebrating the new trail with our community and neighbors.
Update from February 19, 2018
New Leaf Community Markets is fine-tuning the easement details with the City of Santa Cruz and site owner Ingalls Street Partners, LLC! We are happy to support our community, and to grant an easement so the trail may be built to the 12-foot wide design, and we look forward to celebrating the community trail with our neighbors upon its completion.