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Grocery store completes $1.2M makeover
A grocery chain is celebrating the grand re-opening of a store in the area after a summer-long renovation.
Byron Center-based SpartanNash finished last month a $1.2-million renovation of its Allendale Family Fare Supermarket, at 6370 Lake Michigan Dr. NW.
Construction began in May, and the store remained open for business while renovations were underway.
“Our new-and-improved Allendale Family Fare includes some exciting ways to better serve our store guests, while still delivering the easy-to-navigate store, weekly ad specials and budget-friendly savings our customers expect,” said Bruce Emery, VP of the Retail East Division for SpartanNash, which owns the Family Fare Supermarkets brand.
The Allendale Family Fare employs 110 associates, which includes four full-time and several part-time employees added as a result of the store renovation.
The store is open 24 hours a day.
Grand Rapids-based Bouma Construction was the contractor on the project.
SpartanNash handled the project’s interior design.
The store was re-designed to make navigation of the perimeter and aisles easier.
New signs, flooring, décor and energy-efficient lighting were installed to update the interior of the store, and the exterior received a facelift.
New sections, offerings and services
— Fresh Divide station, where customers can select produce and have it chopped, diced or sliced for no additional cost
— Betty Kaye’s Smokehouse, where smoked meats are prepared with rubs, sauces and hot sides, such as mac and cheese and cornbread for a take-home meal
— Donut Dohjo, where gourmet donuts are made fresh every day
— Sushi bar with rolls and sashimi made fresh daily
— New pet center offering food, treats, toys and more
— Expanded beer, wine and spirits section featuring Michigan-made beverages
— Fast Lane curbside and at-home delivery
— Expanded produce department with organic and local farm-fresh products
— Expanded bakery and deli, featuring specialty, made-to-order items and grab-and-go meals
— Expanded meat department with store-made varieties of sausages and organic, natural and grass-fed options
— Expanded seafood department
SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) is a distributor of grocery products to independent grocery retailers, national accounts, its corporate-owned stores and U.S. military commissaries and exchanges.
It serves customer locations in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Europe, Bahrain, Djibouti and Egypt.
SpartanNash also operates 140 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare Supermarkets, D&W Fresh Market, VG’s Grocery, Dan’s Supermarket and Family Fresh Market.
The company had 2017 revenue of $8.13 billion.