McKay’s Market is inching closer to opening in the unincorporated community of Harbor, just south of Brookings.
“We hope that by mid-January, we will be able to give an opening date,” said Kevin Murray, chief operating officer at McKay’s.
The market was slated to open last August, but delays in completing architectural drawings slowed the process.
According to Murray, they now have the necessary permits from the county to move forward and renovation will begin Jan. 3.
McKay’s Market was the initial grocery store at the site when Shopping Coast Center first opened in 1985, but the food retailer left in 2005. Eventually, Grocery Outlet occupied the space but has since relocated further north in Brookings.
Murray informed the Curry Coastal Pilot in May that they received constant requests to return to the area, and were able to pursue the idea after Grocery Outlet moved.
Once opened, this will be McKay’s 10th location and will employ up to 40 people. The property is located within the 81,000-square-foot Shopping Coast Center at 16261 U.S.-101, which includes a Rite Aid and Dollar Tree.