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Save On Foods investing $12 million in new Kimberley store
A ground-breaking ceremony was held on May 31, 2019, for the construction of Kimberley’s new Save On Foods store.
Darrell Jones, President of Save On Foods, announced that the company is investing $12 million into the new store, which will be built right next to the current store on Warren Avenue.
Jones said the company is excited to proceed with construction and that the new store should be complete by the end of 2020. It will be 28,000 square feet, which is 11,000 more than the current Save on Foods in Kimberley. It will have a pharmacy, deli, bakery, sushi bar and wing bar.
“It will be the nicest grocery store in the Kootenays,” said Jones. “And what better place to put it than Kimberley.”
He also gave credit to Kimberley Mayor Don McCormick’s progressive thinking, saying that this is what makes a sizeable investment of $12 million possible.
“We’re really excited,” said Jones. “We think Kimberley’s a terrific city and we’re very excited about the future.”
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