Gig Harbor’s New Grocery Store to Open in February

Gig Harbor is getting a new concept grocery store, Main & Vine, where QFC used in to be in the Harbor Plaza. It is scheduled to open in February 2016.  The “community-focused” grocery store will offer fresh, organic, local and sustainable foods as well as big brand staples like Bounty and Tide.

“The Pacific Northwest is a hotbed of fantastic artisans and producers, and we know there’s a strong interest for organic, fresh and unprocessed food, but also for those mainstream items and little indulgences that families both want and need. That’s where Main & Vine comes in,” Dann Kohl, Main & Vine’s store manager, said in a statement.

But what makes it a true “community focused” grocery store besides the local food? There will be a 27,000-square-foot market where local chefs and farmers will chat with customers and maybe even offer a few samples. They’ll share tips and meal ideas, too.

“Our store will not only offer the freshest foods and mainstream grocery items at affordable prices, but we’re also incorporating daily in-store programming and events that will give our shoppers a deeper connection to their food sources,” Kohl said.

There will also be a wine and beer bar (only open at select hours) and a café area. In terms of food, there will be a deli and a bakery.  Prepared foods, meat and seafood, dairy, craft beer, wine and spirits, and packaged groceries.

Main and Vine is part of the The Kroger Co., which owns QFC and Fred Meyer. The Gig Harbor location will be the first Main and Vine in the U.S.

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