Hello Columbia City

This article was originally published in September 2015

Hello Columbia City

With a large crowd excitedly waiting for the new Columbia City PCC location to open at 9 a.m. on July 24, PCC CEO Cate Hardy ended up cutting the ribbon about 10 minutes early. The staff — many of them recognizable from their years at the Seward Park PCC — were equally energized, and their familiar faces helped customers feel at home as they made their way around the much larger space.

PCC Cooks teachers cooked up bites of fragrant Thai curry in the classroom, while families explored the hot bar, taqueria, salad bar and expanded space in every area. It was a warm welcome from the wonderfully diverse community and felt like a party right up to the moment we closed for the night. Thank you, Columbia City — we’re glad to be here!

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