The development of the new Grocery Outlet store is one of the major construction projects underway in Brookings this month.
Just this week, a red banner sign was placed along the top portion of the existing building announcing the store's future home.
The Curry Coastal Pilot confirmed in October that Grocery Outlet would be relocating from its current location at 16261 South Highway 101 in Harbor to the Chetco Ave building. in that article, Grocery Outlet co-owner Lori Panter said. “We are projected to open in early 2020.”
In November, the Pilot interviewed Shane Navarro, of Allied Roofing and Construction, LLC, the main contractor for the project, who said much work has to be completed.
“We demolished the whole interior,” he said. "We are grinding the floors, framing, putting up sheet rock, adding new refrigerators, new roofing, and paving the parking lot.”
Navarro said the building renovation could be completed by spring.
The building has been vacant since November 2016. It was formerly the original store in the Ray's Food Place grocery chain.
Grocery Outlet has 270+ independently operated stores in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington, according to the company's website.