Happening nearby: WinCo supermarket opens Oct. 22

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The new Edmonds WinCo foods will open its doors a 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22.
The new WinCo foods on Highway 99 will open its doors a 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22.

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.

WinCo employees Breyden Icenhour and David Lopez prepare displays of Halloween candy.
WinCo employees Breyden Icenhour and David Lopez prepare displays of Halloween candy.

“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.

WinCo's bulk food department stocks a wide variety of items including candy, cereals, coffee and more.
WinCo’s bulk food department stocks a wide variety of items including candy, cereals, coffee and more.

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

Ample cash register stands will mean short checkout waits for customers
Ample cash register stands will mean short checkout waits for customers

 

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