SOUTH SALT LAKE — Officials have announced a new WinCo supermarket will anchor the city’s new downtown district.
The 85,000-square-foot store, located at 2150 S. State, is scheduled to open by late 2016, and is the newest phase of a major expansion program for South Salt Lake that will eventually include 3 million square feet of new office space, the construction of 2,600 new residential units and 1.5 million square feet of retail space.
“WinCo’s decision to locate in our city is a milestone for our redevelopment project,” Mayor Cherie Wood said in a statement. “This center will crystallize our identity as a major urban destination in the region.”
The supermarket chain, which is based in Boise, has five other locations in Utah.
City officials say the store, expected to bring between 150 and 200 jobs to the city, will also be one of South Salt Lake’s 10 largest producers of sales tax revenue. In addition, the store will be the city’s third and largest supermarket, and according to a press release it will fill a gap in South Salt Lake’s food desert, which according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, means an area defined at less than 33 percent of the Census population living a mile or farther from a grocery store.