New Midwest City grocery store opens Aug. 31

WinCo Foods plans to open its new Midwest City store on Aug. 31. The new store is located near the intersection of Midwest Blvd. and Reno Ave. (Staff photo by Jeff Harrison)

By Jeff Harrison
Managing Editor

WinCo Foods will open its new Midwest City store on Aug. 31, the employee-owned grocer announced.

The official opening is scheduled for 9 a.m. Employees will raise the flag and say the Pledge of Allegiance before opening for business.

The new grocery store is located at 7601 E. Reno Ave., at the site of the old Target store. The 84,000 square-foot store will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will be staffed by between 180 and 200 full and part-time employees.

This will be WinCo’s second store in Oklahoma. The company opened its Moore location earlier this summer. A third metro location is under construction on 39th Expressway in northwest Oklahoma City. With this store, WinCo Foods will operate 117 stores across nine states.

“Oklahoma has proven to be a great fit for WinCo Foods, judging by the response to our Moore location,” said a company spokesperson. “The people of the greater Oklahoma City area have welcomed WinCo Foods, and our mission to combine the lowest possible prices every day with the best possible customer service, with open arms.”

According to WinCo, the new store will include the company’s trademark “Wall of Values” at the entrance, as well as a wide assortment of grocery items along with a full produce section and meat, deli, bakery and bulk foods departments.

The bulk foods department features more than 700 items with a range of organic and all-natural products.  The selection includes a multitude of rice varieties, dried beans, pastas, baking ingredients, cereals, snacks, candies and pet foods. Selections in the bulk foods department can be purchased in any quantity.

The new Midwest City store has been in the works for several years. It has been slowed by development of a distribution center and acquisition of a fourth property in the Oklahoma City metro. The company built an 800,000-square-foot distribution center in Denton, Texas, which serves the north Texas and Oklahoma City metro stores. The company originally planned to use a local distributor for the Oklahoma City area stores.

WinCo Foods bought the Midwest City property for $1.87 million in October 2014. A final building plat was approved in June 2015. The company started demolishing the old Target store last November. Construction begin in January.

The company plans to develop additional commercial buildings in front of the grocery store. A timetable for the project has not been released.

9 Comments

  1. Mandy Reynolds on August 2, 2017 at 6:18 am

    I love this store! ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ I can not wait for the Midwest City store to open! I shop at the Moore store and it’s well worth the drive. If you haven’t shopped at WinCo, you are missing out!!!

  2. Janice Petitt on August 2, 2017 at 10:01 am

    I am so glad Winco came to Oklahoma. Visited my first time in Arizona a year ago. LOVE shopping at Winco.

  3. Lori Onley on August 2, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Can’t wait for 39th and Portland to open.

  4. Chasidee White on August 5, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    I can’t wait. I’ve heard some good things and can’t wait to see if it lives up to the hype.

  5. Susan Eavenson on August 11, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    I moved from CA and we had a Winco. I was delighted to hear of Winco coming to Midwest City. I loved the store! Midwest City is 35 minutes away but it will be worth the drive!

  6. Debbie on August 29, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Would love to have a Winco in Mustang/Yukon area..

  7. Anthony on August 29, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Winco has gotta come to Shawnee. I’m from Oregon and Winco is freaking amazing.

  8. susan rupel on August 31, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    The store is huge, I will come back when it is not so busy.glad you are open 24 hours.

  9. Teri Sapp on September 16, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    I would love to have one in Mustang /yukon area . From Oregon and miss it. It would be nice to not have to drive so far to get to one.

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