Mayor Gregg Hull had nothing but excitement for the Tuesday announcement that Sprouts Farmers Market is making its way to Enchanted Hills.

“Obviously we’ve been pushing companies like Sprouts to come to Rio Rancho for a long time, and we’re very happy to see it come to fruition,” he said.

While there are currently other options for groceries in that area of town, he said Sprouts will add to the competition there while bringing something new. “It’s the first natural-type grocers in that area,” Hull said. “Obviously, we’re very excited about their announcement.”

He said the city officially got the announcement from the company Tuesday, and reports indicate the natural grocer will occupy the former Bed, Bath and Beyond in the Plaza at Enchanted Hills, 3375 Rio Rancho Blvd.

“We are very excited to have Sprouts in the market,  and we’re happy that a company like Sprouts … is recognizing the size of Rio Rancho and bringing their service to our citizens,” Hull said.