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Tacoma City Grocer to Close
The Tacoma City Grocer at 13th and Pacific is closing.
The store opened in 2011 on the Pacific Avenue street level of Pacific Plaza after years of discussion about bringing a grocer to downtown Tacoma. The non-union IGA grocer immediately became the subject of union pickets, which lasted for more than a year, before sign holders were called off in early 2013.
Now The News Tribune reports that despite a favorable deal on the lease to incent the grocery store, and although the deli was successful, the grocery store operated at a loss for the entire time it was open. Seeing no end in sight to that trend, TCG will close its doors sometime in the next few weeks, leaving downtown Tacoma once again without a grocery store.
According to the TNT, the owners of Pacific Plaza also own all the grocery store fixtures and appliances, and they're looking for a new tenant to take on the challenge.
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