B&R Stores said Thursday that it would build a new Super Saver store at the site of a closing Skagway store in the Five Points section of Grand Island, Neb., following approval of tax-financing package by local economic development authorities.
B&R said supplier Associated Wholesale Grocers would acquire the site, demolish the existing Skagway, and construct a new building that will be leased to B&R.
B&R announced plans to acquire two Grand Island Skagway stores last year, but that deal fell through, published reports said. Skagway since announced plans to close those stores on May 22. Demolition will begin as soon as possible, with a groundbreaking planned for this fall, B&R said. The new store is scheduled to open in summer 2016.
“We’ve been a part of Grand Island for a long time and we’re looking forward to serving the community better,” Pat Raybould, president of B&R Stores, said in a statement. “We’ll be able to offer more selection and services at our Five Points location.”
The store will include a drive-thru pharmacy, an extensive selection of natural/organic products, floral services and fuel pumps.
B&R, based in Lincoln, Neb., operates stores under the Russ’s Market, Super Saver, Save Best Foods and Grand Central Apple Market in Nebraska and Iowa.
This article was amended Thursday to update the status of the proposed acquisition of Skagway.
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