Grocery Outlet began work on a new store in Seaside Monday, as equipment moved into place and crews prepared to break ground.

In March, the Seaside Planning Commission gave its unanimous OK for the new 18,000-square-foot Grocery Outlet.

A 175-foot-long “turn pocket” along U.S. Highway 101 southbound into Avenue N will satisfy the state Department of Transportation and the Planning Commission’s requirement for a left-turn lane. The turn pocket will be developed before the new store opens.

In Astoria, developers want to build a 16,000-square-foot building for the discount grocer on a triangle-shaped lot where Commercial Street runs into Marine Drive. The back of the store would face 23rd Street, across from the new co-op slated to open in December.

An Astoria Design Review Commission decision could come in early October.

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