It’s all energy and action as employees stock shelves, set up displays and put the finishing touches on the new WinCo supermarket located on Highway 99, set to open in the old Top Food location on Thursday, Oct. 22. The new store is bright with wide aisles and an airy, open feel with plenty of parking available.
“We’ve been busy for months on this, and now that we’re almost there the excitement is beginning to really build,” said store manager Dave Kamrath.
Kamrath, formerly assistant store manager in Beaverton, Ore., is one of the few employees who have come in from other WinCo locations. “We have close to 150 people working here,” he said, “but only about 15 have transferred in. The rest are local.” According to Kamrath there are still a few positions to fill, and that applications can be submitted at www.wincofoods.com.
Customers can start shopping at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, but the gala grand opening is set for Nov. 1. The store is located at 21900 Highway 99, Edmonds.
— Story and photos by Larry Vogel