KENT, WA-Grocery Outlet Inc., a California-based grocery chain that buys bulk from suppliers and manufacturers and then sells at a discount, is opening its first King County store. The 15,000-sf store, located at 25818 102nd Street Southeast in Kent, is slated to open its doors Nov. 18. Jack Evans, a real estate broker with First Western Properties, worked with Grocery Outlet on the deal.

Dave Kindell, vice president of real estate for Grocery Outlet Inc., says the Kent store is the first of two or three that the chain plans to open in King County. Though Kindell wouldn’t comment on the locations for those stores, he says that he is looking at potential sites now and plans to open one or two others in the county during the first quarter of 2001.

Grocery Outlet, a privately-held company, currently operates 115 stores in nine western states–including five Washington state stores located in Monroe, Everett, Bremerton, Moses Lake and Spokane. According to Kindell, the 25-year-old company is on track to open five to eight stores a year and is constantly on the lookout for new locations.

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