Tacoma’s waited a long time for Sixth Avenue WinCo. Here’s when it is set to open

WinCo Foods has announced the opening of its second Tacoma location, long anticipated after initial permits were filed with the city a few years ago.

The grocery retailer announced on its website and on social media that the new store, 6201 6th Ave., will open 9 a.m. Monday (Feb. 6) and will operate 24 hours a day.

The site is the Boise, Idaho-based, employee-owned discount grocer’s 139th store and its second in Tacoma. The first Tacoma WinCo, 1913 S. 72nd St., opened in 2011.

News of the second store for Tacoma was reported by The News Tribune in April 2021 after permits were filed with the city. The store was issued its certificate of occupancy Jan. 30 this year.

The new store is in the Highland Hill Shopping Center at the site of a former Safeway, which closed in 2020.

WinCo said in its announcement on Facebook that shoppers needed to know a few things about the site:

The store does not take credit cards, but does take debit cards, checks, cash and EBT.

Shoppers can expect to bag their own groceries at checkout.

Unlike other discount retailers such as Costco, you do not need a membership to shop at WinCo.

Those interested in working at WinCo can go to careers.wincofoods.com and search by location, with applications online.