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The Myers Group to Open New IGA in Downtown Tacoma

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The Myers Group to Open New IGA in Downtown Tacoma

(CHICAGO, IL) – IGA today announced that Tyler Myers, president of Whidbey Island, Wash.-based The Myers Group, will open his newest IGA store, Tacoma City Grocer IGA, in Tacoma, Wash.’s Pacific Plaza, on Sept. 7.  The store, which is located in a former city parking garage that was redeveloped into an environmentally friendly office and retail space, will be the only full-service grocery store in Tacoma’s downtown core. Myers is the owner of four other IGA stores in Washington, including Kress IGA, which opened in 2008 as downtown Seattle’s only full-service supermarket.

According to Myers, Tacoma was a natural choice for the company’s newest IGA. "Our locations are in tight-knit communities where an independent grocer can come in and meet the needs of an underserved area," Myers said.
Myers says Tacoma City Grocer IGA will cater to office workers, residents, students and visitors in the downtown Tacoma area. The 16,600-square-foot store will feature groceries, a large produce department, meats, service deli, baked goods, organic coffee espresso bar, health and beauty aids, beer and wine, and catering services. Parking will also be available.

Myers says he hopes his store will encourage additional retailers to move into the downtown area. “We really believe that the time is right for an IGA store in Tacoma’s downtown core.” Myers said. “More and more people are choosing Tacoma as a place to live, work and shop. We’ll be focused on nurturing our Tacoma community, just as we do with the other IGA communities we serve.”

“Tyler Myers is an outstanding IGA independent retailer,” IGA’s Doug Fritsch, senior vice president of Retail and Business Development, said. “He’s a progressive retailer and business leader who cares about creating a real connection with his customers and his community. We are proud to welcome Tacoma City Grocer IGA to the IGA family, and we look forward to watching it spark further growth and development in downtown Tacoma.”

About The Myers Group
The Myers Group operates four additional IGA stores, on Camano Island, Ocean Shores, Snoqualmie Ridge and downtown Seattle. It also owns hardware stores and gas stations, as well as providing         real estate and management services to other independent retailers.

About IGA
IGA is the world’s largest voluntary supermarket network with aggregate worldwide retail sales of more than $31 billion per year. The Alliance includes nearly 5,000 Hometown Proud supermarkets worldwide, supported by 36 distribution centers and more than 55 major manufacturers, vendors and suppliers encompassing everything from grocery to equipment items. IGA has operations in 46 of the United States and more than 30 countries, commonwealths and territories.  For more information about IGA, visit the IGA consumer website at
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