LAYTON — A new WinCo Foods is set to open this week in Layton, the grocery store chain announced.
According to a Facebook event, the Layton WinCo, located at 200 S. Fort Lane, will open at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, and will be open 24 hours a day.
Opening the 85,000-square-foot store has been a long process for the city of Layton.
However, a series of complications surrounding utilities and infrastructure negotiations caused delays, and construction on the store didn’t begin until spring 2016.
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City officials initially hoped to have the store open by the end of 2016, according to previous reporting, but in October, that estimated opening was pushed back to February 2017.
Kent Andersen, Layton deputy director of community and economic development, said Layton will retain 1 percent in sales tax revenue from the store, as well as property tax revenue.
Other businesses, including Cafe Sabor and a Young Kia dealership, have opened nearby on Main Street, and an Intermountain Medical Center is expected to open in 2018.
Established in 1967, WinCo was once called Waremart. WinCo is a privately held employee-owned business with more than 100 stores throughout the U.S. West. Ogden and Roy also have WinCo Food stores.