Connections & Commitment Go Beyond Groceries
When the stars aligned last September for Newport Avenue Market to purchase Sisters’ beloved store, Melvin’s, it just made sense. After all, Newport Avenue Market has been Bend’s beloved, locally owned (and now employee owned), specialty grocery store since 1991.
Previously owned by Sisters residents Melvin and Sandee Herburger, Melvin’s is clearly well-aligned with Newport’s commitment to offering high-quality and local products. It’s no secret both stores know a thing or two about partnering with local producers and ensuring they offer customers a gamut of locally and regionally produced products and items, as well as being active, supportive members of their communities.
But Newport Avenue Market’s connection to Sisters runs even deeper than groceries and its love for local. Newport’s founding family has deep roots in Sisters with grandparents who attended Sisters High School (Go Outlaws!). One became prom queen and another attended the first Sisters Rodeo. Plus, both of their homes are still standing in Sisters, one having been moved from the main street to its new location where grandma poured the foundation and roofed it herself. Even a great aunt and uncle helped to router the Sisters street signs throughout town.
Newport Avenue Market is proud to continue the tradition of supporting local area farmers, special Sisters programs like Seed-to-Table, and the community’s own Sisters Outlaws. What makes Newport even more proud is to offer company paid medical insurance for all full-time employees, 401k, participation in its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and other benefits to not only Bend employees, but Sisters employees alike. Newport and Melvin’s loves doing their part for their communities.
As for customer offerings? Melvin’s by Newport Avenue Market continues to bring customers all the amazing service and selection of natural and organic products they know and love, but with an infusion of a little Newport fun, flavor and flair! Melvin’s now offers sushi, Oregon Country Beef, special made-to-order gift baskets and other special-order items which brings additional variety to an already wonderfully curated selection.
The new Melvin’s team sees great opportunity to expand what people already like to buy and are excited with what the new year will bring! Stop on by and say hello. Melvin’s by Newport Avenue Market is located at 160 S Fir Street in Sisters. Call 541-549-0711 for more information.
Newport Avenue Market has been the number one choice of Foodies in Central Oregon for almost three decades. A 100-percent employee-owned specialty grocer, Newport offers shoppers both mainstream and hard-to-find food items as well as kitchenware and unusual gifts. A 18-time winner of Best Grocery Store in Central Oregon by The Source Weekly’s annual community poll, Newport Avenue Market supports local producers, and offers an expansive selection of high-quality in-demand food and beverage items, including 500 varieties of craft beer. For more details, go to www.newportavemarket.com.