We've been tracking the progress of the new WinCo Foods that will be opening soon in Missoula. It's getting so close! If you just look at the building as you drive by - it looks ready to go. The only thing that really gives away the fact that it's not open is that the parking lot is empty. They must still be doing some minor finishes to the inside.

Photo: TSM

I can only imagine all the minor details that need to be taken care of before the doors can open. There's probably so many little things that need attention - things you and I wouldn't even think about - things like making sure birds don't poop on cars in the parking lot if they position themselves high up in the parking lot lights. That's actually one of the things I saw on Facebook - they had to put up deterrent devices on the light posts to keep the birds away.

I pulled into the WinCo parking lot over the weekend as I was headed to Starbucks. I could see flyers in the front doors and curiosity got the best of me. I drove to the entrance to get a better view.

Photo: TSM

It still doesn't look like we have an official opening day yet - but we're getting so close!

It's been a rough year for a lot of people. Hopefully the open positions at WinCo can help some individuals that have been struggling because of lost hours or lost positions.

Find a list of WinCo's open positions HERE.

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