Wednesday, November 2, 2016

"Elmwood Plaza getting Save-A-Lot grocer"

From The Journal

"RACINE — Elmwood Plaza, which lost its last anchor store, Racine Produce, seven years ago, is getting a Save-A-Lot grocery store in its place.

"The Racine Building Department recently issued a renovation permit for the future store, which will occupy 31,000 square feet in the center of the long-struggling shopping center at 3701 Durand Ave. The project needs no other city approvals, said Chief Building Inspector Ken Plaski.

"It will be the city’s second Save-A-Lot; the other one, at 1500 State St., opened in December 2003. Its opening resulted from a concerted effort by city and economic development officials to bring a grocery store to Racine’s inner city.

"Save-A-Lot is considered a 'hard-discount' retailer with stores usually ranging in size from 12,000 square feet to about 20,000. It is currently owned by Supervalu, which has more than 3,400 owned, licensed, franchised and affiliated stores across the country. However, on Oct. 17, Minneapolis-based Supervalu announced it will sell Save-A-Lot for $1.4 billion to private equity investor Onex Corp."

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I don't think it's the best grocery store, but at least it is one.  I hope it lasts.


OKIE said...

Elmwood Plaza. Did a lot of shopping there. Penny's, Goldblatts, Feiges. And also the bowling alley.

OrbsCorbs said...

They're all gone except for the bowling alley. My parents would take me with when they went to Goldblatts and I drove them crazy with saying, "I want this."