Steps Toward the Tacoma Grand Opening

Now that we’ve announced that our new Tacoma location is found and the lease is signed, we’re sure a lot of you are wondering what the next steps are. The following will give you an idea of what to expect in the coming months.
Work on the building will probably begin in early July and we’re shooting to open in early 2018 if everything goes as planned. The building was originally home to a grocery store, but it has been many years since it served that function so we have some work to do to return it to its original purpose.
The building will be getting an updated façade, the existing flooring and some of the interior walls will be removed. Our loading dock will also be renovated to accommodate the kind of deliveries we will be receiving. Then the fun work starts – building out office space, the kitchen and other food-prep areas, our deli seating area, and community-room! After that will come painting and signage, shelves, coolers, products, and workers!

Here are the steps we’ll take to our grand opening on Pearl Street!

  • Store design
  • Architect selection
  • Permitting
  • Construction team selection
  • Continued community outreach
  • Project Manager on-boarded
  • Equipment purchase
  • Store build out
  • Equipment delivery and installation
  • Shelving placement
  • Registers and technology installed
  • Management staff hired
  • Job Fairs
    • Interviews
    • Hiring
    • Training
  • Delivery of shelf stable inventory
  • All refrigeration tested
  • Delivery of frozen and dairy inventory
  • All cases/shelves fully stocked
  • Grand Opening Celebration!

Many of these tasks are already underway and much will be happening simultaneously!

We will strive to post updates on developments as they occur.

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Date: Tuesday June 06, 2017

Category: In The Co-op

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