Walgreens to open near former Mega Foods in Tumwater

A new Walgreens store is coming to Tumwater, a 14,418-square-foot store near the former Mega Foods building on Trosper Road, according to a land-use application.

Property owners Weiks Family Partners submitted the application to the city and it spells out a two-phase development plan for the site.

The first phase involves building the new Walgreens store and demolishing the 43,025-square-foot Mega Foods building. The second phase involves construction of a 40,000-square-foot retail building on the Mega Foods building site.

"The timing of this (second) phase of the project is dependent upon market conditions and will require further environmental review," according to the application.

A public hearing is not required for the project, but there is a public comment period which ends Dec. 21. Written comments may be submitted to permit manger Chris Carlson at, or by fax at 360-754-4125 or by mail, attention City of Tumwater, Community Development Department, 555 Israel Road S.W., Tumwater, WA 98501.