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Packaging-Free Grocery Store Announces Location

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Has an Austin grocery store ever received this much hype before it has enough money to open a single location? Perhaps it’s the packaging-free premise explained in this catchy video, or maybe it’s the lack of healthy grocery options in East Austin, but in.gredients has attracted a lot of media attention.

Now here’s some more: in.gredients has announced a location for its yet-to-exist store. It's going to be at 2610 Manor Road.As noted on the in.gredients blog, “Being close to Austin’s food desert – where corner stores selling highly-processed food are sometimes used as grocery stores – helped determine our location.”

But the fledgling company says it is still seeking $15,000 in donations to start the business. According to a recent interview, however, your donation may not actually put a shelf in the storefront.

“We’re focusing the $15,000 raised on IndieGoGo towards actual engagement such as gardening groups, lessons on water harvesting/capturing and in-the-field demonstrations,” co-founder Christian Lane told the Austinist.


Nathan Bernier is the transportation reporter at KUT. He covers the big projects that are reshaping how we get around Austin, like the I-35 overhaul, the airport's rapid growth and the multibillion dollar transit expansion Project Connect. He also focuses on the daily changes that affect how we walk, bike and drive around the city. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @KUTnathan.