renton: Renton Thriftway is leaving Renton - 03/05/09 03:46 AM
It is unfortunate to hear the announcement that our Renton Thriftway is leaving Renton.  Apparently they had too much competition with all of the bigger and newer grocery stores close by.  Along with the economy, more shoppers were favoring discount grocery stores. 
Even though my kids and co-workers often joked that is was the not-so-Thrift-way, we compared the Renton Thriftway store with a smaller version of a Whole Foods.  Since I personally was not interested in battling 405 weekly for grocery shopping, Thriftway being just 15 minutes away filled in nicely.
Many of us will miss their hot food department.  Oh, their baked salmon for … (2 comments)

 

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