There was a buzz about the store Monday as employees prepared for the grand opening by decorating cookies and filling meat cases. Hy-Vee is set to open at 6 a. At more than 93, square feet, the grocery store employs people. Hy-Vee President Randy Edeker said the company worked to salvage as much of the former Kmart building as possible.
Company officials found the area attractive from the start, Jurgens said. Store director Kerry Sherlock has been meeting people throughout the area, and the store has established an exclusive grocery deal with Northern Illinois University, he said.
Sherlock, who has been with Hy-Vee for more than 20 years, decides what the store carries, Jurgens said, because he knows the community. Grocery aisles were stocked and produce was organized neatly Monday in preparation for the opening. Historic Kemper Arena has been transformed from a single level facility into a multi-level, multi-functional, 10, seat complex. Two separate floors with over 84, square feet of column free space of 12 hardwood maple floors, food and drink vendors, businesses and retail space offer an unparalleled experience.
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