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An Ethical Grocery Store Founded and Operated by Tacomans

Our mission at Grit City Co-Op is to provide sustainable food and goods to support the well-being of our peoples and region.

We believe the only way to ensure Tacoma has high quality ethical food choices, easily accessible to a majority of communities in our City, is to create a grocery that is owned by the people of Tacoma.

Our goal is to open in 2018, and to highlight and host many wonderful gatherings before then.  Tune in here or our Facebook to stay in touch, and we need you as a member to make this a reality!

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Storefront coming as soon as we build our memberships! 


Need to get a hold of us now?

PO BOX 2332
Tacoma, WA 98401



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Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of this exciting adventure! All memberships lifetime, so you’ll never need to renew. 

You may join by writing a check made payable to “Grit City Co-op” in the amount of $100, and mailing it to PO BOX 2332, Tacoma, WA 98401. Or, you may use our convenient online payment portal right here.

If you choose to pay online, you’ll be offered 3 options:

  • Lifetime Membership -- No Service Fee: A one-time payment of $100

  • Lifetime Membership -- opt to offset the $3 Service Fee included: Our payment processor assesses $3 from every online transaction. In order to spare us this extra expense when paying online, you may choose to contribute the $3 service fee and have it added to your total at checkout.

  • Payment Plan -- You can also pay online in 4 annual installments of $25 each.

Once your payment is processed, you will receive a confirmation email with your membership number by email at the address you provided. When we reach 500 members, you will also receive your permanent member card at the mailing address you provide. If you are paying in installments, this card will be sent after the final installment is processed.


You may request a full refund of any payments made, less any service fees, at any point after one year from your latest payment, OR within 90 days of the co-op’s official opening, whichever comes first. All other refund requests will be approved by the board. The official opening will be announced on this website, on Facebook, and in our newsletter.

Refunds/cancellations can be made via email to

Use of funds:

All monies collected prior to the official opening of the co-op will be held in a account at BECU until a total of $50,000 is reached. This amount will trigger our official opening, and will be spent as follows:

  1. Deposit on lease

  2. Insurance

  3. Permits

  4. Equipment

  5. Inventory

All spending decisions prior to the official opening will be voted on by the board. Anyone is welcome to attend board meetings, but only board members may vote. Board meetings are held on the first and third Mondays of the month from 7-9pm.

Minutes from Board Meetings can be found here.

Goal progress:

Any time you wish to see how close we’re getting to our $50,000 goal, you can always check the graph below.

If you have any membership/financial questions that aren’t answered here, please feel free to contact us at