Nuts ‘n Berries taking over Rainbow Natural Foods space, could open later this year
Rainbow Natural Foods is gone, but Nuts n’ Berries hopes to fill the niche it left behind.
The company confirmed it will be moving into the space, with plans to open later this year. They intend to work with the former Rainbow ownership to “keep the spirit alive” in the space.
Here’s the full announcement:
Nuts ‘n Berries Healthy Market will open its Decatur location in the old Rainbow Natural Foods space by approximately late December 2019/early January 2020. Their intentions are to continue the community grocery and expand the selection of healthy items while keeping prices low. Additionally they will be continuing the hot bar with many vegan options, but expanding to other locally sourced products as well. They will also be bringing a dedicated gluten free bakery to the space by partnering with 2B Whole gluten-free bakery out of Alpharetta.
“We are committed to the Decatur community,” says Mari Geier, co-owner of Nuts ‘n Berries. “We hope to work with the former Rainbow ownership to keep the spirit alive while blending our fun, outside-the-box approach to healthy.”
Nuts ‘n Berries has a strong social media presence, does free community events every month, educating on everything from essential oils, to organic labeling to hemp-derived CBD. And owners Kevin Parker and Mari Geier work hard to make the customer the number one focus and to keep them engaged through fun programs like “Kevin Tries It,” a YouTube series on new products with a real response to the good and bad of how healthy tastes.
Stop by their Brookhaven location at 4274 Peachtree Road NE Mondays through Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sundays from 11 am. – 7 p.m.
The Rainbow Natural Foods store was located at 2118 N Decatur Road. It was a community institution, operating for more than four decades until it closed in February.
Tony Castaldi, 64, co-owned Rainbow with Jim Emerson, 86.