Uptown Grocery, Norman said, “is stunning.” The 50,000-square-foot store, with a red brick exterior and big windows resembling an old-time warehouse, is nearing completion by Hank Binkowski, owner and president of Uptown and of the Buy For Less grocery chain. Binkowski has called it a cross between Whole Foods Market and the Texas H-E-B grocery chain.
Norman said north Edmond has needed a grocery for a long time.
“Folks at Oak Tree (addition) have lived there for 30 years and have never had a grocery store. Think about that,” he said, guessing that a nearby Walgreens probably sells a lot of bread, milk and other basics.
Norman said fully developed Coffee Creek addition, north of Covell just east of Kelly; Cheyenne Middle School, west of Kelly; and the planned widening of Covell to a four-lane boulevard all bode well for more stores in the area.
“It's what retailers are looking for,” he said.