It’s been years in the making, but the Tacoma Food Co-op is finally open and quickly filling its shelves with food and other products. On Saturday, it celebrates with its official grand opening.
The urban natural foods grocery opened its doors Aug. 26, fulfilling a years-long push by organizers to provide Pierce County with a member-owned, volunteer-staffed grocery stocked with healthful food choices.
The Co-op has a five-year lease in its 3,200-square-foot store that formerly housed the Neighborhood Market, said general manager Henri Parren. Inventory from that former market will fill one aisle until it sells out.