Story and photos by Larry Vogel
While a formal lease has yet to be signed, the presumptive new operator of a downtown Edmonds grocery store in the former Petosa’s space is already making plans.
“We’ve pretty much agreed in principle on all pertinent points,” said Bill Wilson of Wilson Investments, which manages the property. “Resolution of the few remaining technicalities is in progress, and we hope to formally announce the new operator before the end of the month.”
Stopping short of naming the new owner, Wilson did provide some insights into plans for the new store.
“One important goal is to hire from the Edmonds community,” he said “I fully expect to see some familiar faces from Petosa’s among these.”
Shoppers can expect an expanded range of choices at prices that meet or beat the local competition. Plans also include retaining the auto license agency on site, which is remaining open in the interim.
Once the announcement is made, the new owner will begin remodeling and stocking to prepare for a grand opening later this spring.