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Fareway Stores, Inc. hosted a ground breaking ceremony yesterday for a new store to be located at 1181 North 6th Street in Monmouth. The new location will provide for an approximately 21,000 square foot Fareway grocery store.

Rick Beckwith, Corporate Supervisor for Fareway Foods, shared what local residents can expect from the new business.

“Friendly service, small-town feel … For those that don’t know us, I really encourage you guys to come out and spend the day with us when we have our grand opening some time next spring. It’s a unique experience. We strive to make it that way … Fresh farm produce and an unmatched meat department,” he said.

2018 marks the 80th year of existence for Fareway. They boast 121 stores across Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota.

Demolition is in progress, with construction expected to be completed on the new store in early 2019.

written by Jackson Kane