Dollar Fresh store to open Friday in Waukon

After several months of construction, the new Dollar Fresh store in Waukon, located at 819 Eleventh Avenue SW - the former Shopko building, will open its doors to the public at 7 a.m. this Friday, July 17 for its official grand opening. The new store will employ 40 individuals, including four full-time employees, according to information provided by company officials.

Renovation on the former Shopko building in Waukon began May 20 of this year after Shopko permanently closed its doors June 23, 2019 and efforts by local officials were put forth to find an occupant for the business property. Hy-Vee, Inc. made an announcement in late January of this year  that the former Waukon Shopko location was one of six such Shopko properties in northeast Iowa purchased under the Hy-Vee subsidiary Dollar Fresh brand in anticipation of opening Dollar Fresh stores throughout the summer of this year at each of those locations. Those other five northeast Iowa locations include Cresco, Oelwein, Hampton, Dyersville and Vinton, with the Cresco Dollar Fresh location already opening June 26 of this year.

According to information provided in a media advisory released by company officials this past week, the 29,000-square-foot store in Waukon will offer 9,500 items, including 525 specialty items, 195 produce items and 15 organic items. Additional offerings will include a full selection of grocery items, a bakery section, a dollar section, a Wall of Value, ready-to-eat meal offerings, Aisles Online grocery services, DSW shoe department and Joe Fresh apparel.

“We are excited to open our new Waukon Dollar Fresh store,” stated Jeremy Low, District Store Director. “We are committed to having competitive prices which will be a big win to Waukon and the surrounding area. We are also committed to fresh and offer some of the best quality produce, meat and fresh food around. The store building has been extensively updated with new fixtures and technology including new self-checkouts.”

The Waukon Dollar Fresh store will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. An advertising flyer pertaining to this Friday’s grand opening event and other store offerings is inserted in the 52172 address and counter sale locations of this week’s editions of The Standard newspaper and the Northeast Iowa Extra shopper, per selection by Dollar Fresh marketing officials.
 

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