We're planning to expand our business to Hales Corners, Wisconsin, with the construction of a 67,000-square-foot store set to open this fall.
Our company has purchased a vacant building located at 5600 S. 108th Street. The building was previously home to a Kmart that has since shut its doors. We'll demolish that structure, build a new one and then open the new store in the fall, pending final approvals by local officials.
The store, which will be the 34th Festival Foods location in Wisconsin, will offer natural and organic foods, fresh sushi, healthy-choices salad and hot food bars, an extensive deli as well as a scratch bakery, great meat and seafood selection, and catering services. The store will operate 24 hours a day and employ an estimated 250 associates.
Similar to many of our company’s newest stores, the Hales Corners location will feature the latest energy-saving equipment as well as an American Heroes Café, where area veterans and community members alike are invited to gather to meet or share a meal. The store will also offer a Tot Spot, which is our supervised in-store child care service, as well as a community conference room available for public use and a brat stand to be used for nonprofit fundraisers.
Mark Skogen, president and CEO of Festival Foods, said the company is honored to join the Hales Corners business community and added that the new store will exemplify our company's continuing commitment to selection, value and service excellence.
“Hales Corners represents a key opportunity to expand our business and to better serve the growing number of our guests throughout the state. We are excited about the opportunity to offer area guests value-driven pricing, a wide selection that includes healthy options and a great shopping experience.”
We recently announced plans to also build a store in Verona in the fall of 2019, which will be our company’s 33rd location. More details about the Hales Corners store will be announced as they become available.