Contact: Lori Willis
Director of Communications
May 21, 2003
Green River Road Schnucks Team Gears Up for June 3 Grand Opening
ST. LOUIS - Company officials for Schnuck Markets, Inc. today announced that the Green River Road Schnucks store will be open for business and ready to serve Evansville area residents at 9 a.m., Tuesday, June 3.
Construction on the store at 3501 North Green River Road, is now in the final phase. The 63,000-square-foot facility will be the anchor for the new Lakeside Commons community shopping center.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Craig Schnuck said, "We are pleased to be able to bring a fifth Schnucks store into the area. This store will offer the same kind of quality, variety and service that neighbors in other areas of Evansville and Newburgh have come to expect from Schnucks." He added, "Additional retail outlets in the Commons will help to round out our customers' shopping experience."
Larry Vickers, formerly manager of the Evansville East Schnucks, is familiar with the area and is looking forward to stepping into his role as manager of the Green River location. Vickers said, "I hope to personally greet as many people as possible over the course of our grand opening week. We have a great event planned that includes food samples throughout the store!"
James Terry will join the new management team as co-manager, and Nancy Green will be the new customer service manager. To date, more than 80 percent of the store's 200-member team has been hired. "The response to our advertisements has been tremendous. We'll soon begin training our new associates and getting them acquainted with the store and the Schnucks philosophy," Vickers said.
The Green River Schnucks will showcase fruits, vegetables and other perishables in an "open market." That's the part of the store featuring dramatic high ceilings and archways. This "market store" format, popular among Schnucks shoppers in the other markets, is the first of its kind among Evansville Schnucks stores."
Customers will enjoy the convenience of the full-service florist, in-store pharmacy, bakery specializing in custom cake decorating and a full-line liquor and wine department. (An in-store bank is being planned but will not be open by June 3.)
The store will also include a cold beverage bar, a deli with a separate cash register and seating section, a service seafood department and a hot and cold food and salad bar.
The meat department will feature top-quality Certified Angus Beef, and customers will be able to request custom cuts of beef and buy chicken by the piece. "This feature is particularly attractive to small families or those customers who live alone," said Vickers. "All customers will find tremendous variety in product lines throughout the store."
This store will be the first Schnucks in the area to include four self-checkout lanes to allow customers the option of scanning their own express-size orders. "The lanes are being installed simply for the customer's convenience. They have proven to be popular with the walk-in lunch crowds in other stores," said Vickers. "It's our job to do everything we can to make grocery shopping easy."
Schnuck Markets, Inc. currently operates 100 stores and 92 pharmacies in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Tennessee and Mississippi. This includes five Logli Supermarkets. Schnucks, a family-owned company founded in 1939, is currently ranked 83rd in Forbes Magazine's list of the nation's "Top 500 Private Companies."
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