COLORADO SPRINGS — A new King Soopers Marketplace is in development in northeast Colorado Springs.

The store, which will have a fuel center, will be located on the southwest corner of Northgate Boulevard and Highway 83.

Tammy Dolbow, a Black Forest resident, is excited for the new King Soopers.

“I personally think it’s great because I live in Black Forest so it’s going to be really good for me because I like King Soopers. I’m not sure how other people in that neighborhood will feel, but I like it,” said Dolbow.

Colorado Health Institute conducted research on food insecurity in Colorado. There are several barriers that affect access to food.

“For instance, some people live in food deserts which means that there’s not access to a grocery store or a place to buy healthy food near where they live,” said Jackie Zubrzycki, Communications Manager, Colorado Health Institute.

Zubrzycki said grocery stores gives healthier food options.

“When you have access to a grocery store, you have options that just aren’t available at a fast food restaurant,” said Zubrzycki. “And those include nutritious options like fruits and vegetables and just things that are maybe a little less processed than what’s available at a fast food restaurant.”

According to King Soopers and City Market, construction on the store is set to begin in 2023, with plans to open in 2024.