EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Chamber of Commerce says a new grocery store Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage is planning to open by next September in the current Red Lion Hotel location. The hotel will close its doors next month.
The Colorado-based company says it also intends to lease out space in the building to a restaurant. The Chamber of Commerce says losing a business is hard, but it’s great news to gain another.
“We’re just looking forward to a smooth transition for both companies. Red Lion does want to stay in the community. We would like to see them continue here. We’re always excited to see what new opportunities present themselves and it’s great, so we’re ready to welcome Natural Grocers to our community,” said Stephanie Brathwaite, Eugene Chamber of Commerce.
Officials with the Red Lion Hotel say they plan to find another location in Eugene, but they don’t have a timeline on when that will happen yet.