When people talk groceries in Tacoma, it's always Metropolitan Market this, that, etc. I've found Metro Market to be kind of, I don't know, elitist at times--I just don't feel like I belong there. Stadium Thriftway is a small store, but there's a ton of stuff packed in that small space, so I can still by great gourmet and organic food w/o in a more casual sort of environment. The employees here are great, and really make an effort to get to know the regulars. The big bonus for me is that they sell Faith Dairy milk in glass bottles (!!!!!), which save for going directly to the dairy I have been unable to find at any other grocery stores around here, Metro Market included. Check out their summer lunch barbecues as well. This is a great grocery store as well as a great part of the community!