PlantX Life Inc. the digital face of the plant-based community, operating a one-stop shop for plant-based products, celebrated the official opening of XMarket Uptown on July 31, 2022. The celebration included a series of festivities featuring booths and sampling stations from Dreampops, Kitchen 17, Good2Go Veggie and Up-N-Down Burger. XMarket Uptown has weekly events scheduled through the end of 2022. XMarket Uptown is the Company’s second store in the United States and sixth store globally.
The 6,000 square foot superstore, located at 804 W Montrose Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, in the laid back Uptown residential neighborhood, is believed to be the largest vegan grocery store in the world. The grand opening celebration follows the completion of revamping the store’s merchandise, installation of a new outdoor sign and a revamped management team.
“Our carefully designed XMarket concept brings the vegan lifestyle directly to consumers in Chicago to taste, explore, and understand the plant-based lifestyle,” said PlantX CEO, Lorne Rapkin. “XMarket is a vegan bodega, featuring a highly curated selection of the best vegan products available from around the world as well as nearby. Our goal is to make the plant-based lifestyle accessible. Our grand opening party in Chicago was an overwhelming success. We plan to leverage the success of live events by hosting weekly events at the store.”
The XMarket retail concept is designed to educate consumers, make the plant-based lifestyle even more accessible and to collaborate with brands in the space on sampling sessions or educational activations. To date, PlantX has opened six XMarket locations, in Uptown (Chicago), Rideau (Ottawa), Squamish, Yorkdale (Toronto), Venice Beach, Tel Aviv, as well as one co-branded location in Plainfield (Illinois).
Xmarket Uptown’s hours of operation are daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visit https://plantx.com/pages/xmarket-uptown for more information or to place an online order through our delivery partner, Mercato.
As the digital face of the plant-based community, PlantX’s platform is a one-stop shop for plant-based products. With its fast-growing category verticals, the Company offers customers across North America more than 5,000 plant-based products. In addition to offering delivery service for meals and indoor plants, the Company currently has plans underway to expand its product lines to include a juice and coffee company. The Company uses its digital platform to build a community of likeminded consumers and, most importantly, to provide education. Its successful enterprise is being built and fortified on partnerships with the top nutritionists, chefs, and brands. The Company’s digital presence works to eliminate the barriers to entry for anyone interested in living a plant-based lifestyle and thriving in a longer, healthier, and happier life.