Winco may be expanding into vacant Shopko locations in the Boise area. Here's what we know so far. 

According to Don Day with, Winco has submitted plans or met with city officials about moving into the vacant Shopko locations in Eugene, Oregon and Wenatchee, Washington which leads us all to think that they may have similar plans for the vacant Shopko locations in Boise.

Both the previous Shopko on Broadway and the Shopko in Nampa remain vacant and for lease and the status of the Shopko location on Fairview is not immediately clear.

Don Day makes a good point in pointing out that in Nampa and on Fairview, those locations are adjacent to already existing Winco locations, so an expansion there doesn't make a lot of sense. The Shopko on Broadway is also not a far cry from Winco off of Myrtle in Boise. In looking into things deeper, Michelle Heart at our sister station, Lite-FM found that Spirit Halloween will open at the former Shopko on Broadway, but that's a seasonal shop, so who knows where things will go from there.

Do you welcome more WINCO locations in the Treasure Valley? If so, where would you like to see one pop up?

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