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River Market to add a Nature’s Own Health Market grocery store

A Nature’s Own grocery store is planned for the River Market.
A Nature’s Own grocery store is planned for the River Market. Downtown Council of Kansas City

A River Market building that once existed as part of an iconic Kansas City brewery will soon start selling organic and health food groceries. And beer, too.

Nature’s Own Health Food Market leased 3,100 square feet at a mixed-use building project at 414 Oak St.

Iconic Development has refashioned the building, once part of the Muehlebach Brewery complex, into a retail and office project.

Chris Sally, a developer with Iconic Development who has had a hand in several River Market projects, said his $1.8 million makeover at Fourth and Oak has received assistance from historic tax credits.

It will be Nature’s Own Health Food Market’s second location in Kansas City. It has another store at Main and 43rd streets.

Sally said Friday that the River Market location will have more square feet and shelf space than its midtown counterpart. It will sell packaged beer and wine, too.

Structurflex, a tension fabric architecture firm with North American headquarters in the River Market, will also lease office space at the same building.

The firm, which designs and manufactures fabric canopies for buildings and other structures, has five employees and plans to add three more. Sally said the firm is receiving assistance from Missouri through the Missouri Works program.

The project has 29 parking spaces and has two streetcar stops nearby.

Steve Vockrodt: 816-234-4277, @st_vockrodt