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WinCo Foods gets green light to continue construction in Eugene

According to the court’s website, the case was “affirmed without opinion.”

Posted: Sep 9, 2021 11:42 PM
Updated: Sep 9, 2021 11:55 PM

EUGENE, Ore. --- The original plan to construct a Winco Foods remains in motion after the Oregon Court of Appeals affirmed the decision of the lower courts.

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The site of the construction is the building of a former Shopko location off Coburg road in Eugene.

According to the court’s website, the case was “affirmed without opinion.”

Initially, Living Strong LLC, the owner of the Mckenzie at Crescent Village, which is right across the street, appealed a decision by the city to allow WinCo to build a reconstructed rear loading dock and a bottle redemption center at the site of the former Shopko.

There was also some kickback from members of the surrounding community.

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Many of them said the new store would cause a traffic nightmare. However, on Thursday, several people expressed approval of the new grocery store.

“I think it's going to be convenient for everybody that lives off this road and everybody that works in these buildings right here,” Genesis Meidanis said, “I think it's going to be a really good thing.”

At this time it’s unclear when the store will be open for public use.

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