EVANSVILLE, Ind, 2016-Nov-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — After nearly 40 years of serving customers, the Schnucks store located at 4600 Washington Ave. will close its doors at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6. At 7 a.m. the next morning, a new store in the Lawndale Commons shopping center will open to customers at 5000 Washington Ave. – less than a quarter of a mile away. A short ribbon-cutting ceremony will follow at 9 a.m. The new store is a state-of-the-art 59,000-square-foot, full-service supermarket and pharmacy.
Moving from the current location to the new store is Store Manager Chris Wynn. “We’re very excited to offer our customers and the whole Evansville community a brand new location,” Wynn said. “It’s because of their loyalty and patronage that we were able to build this brand new store to serve them even better.”
Joining Wynn at the new store is Co-Manager Kevin Enlow. After opening day, store hours will be 6 a.m. – midnight daily.
Schnucks entered the Evansville market in 1977 by opening the Evansville North and Evansville East stores in a partnership with Walgreens. After buying out that partnership, Schnucks would go on to open the Evansville West store in 1989. In 1992, Schnucks acquired Neville’s IGA in Newburgh and operated that store until 2008 when a replacement store was built. In 2003, Schnucks opened its Green River Road store with the Darmstadt location opening in 2015. With six stores in the area, Schnucks employs nearly 900 teammates.
Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. is a third-generation, family-owned grocery/pharmacy retailer committed to nourishing people’s lives. The company takes pride in its community partnerships and gives more than $13 million dollars annually in food to food pantries and more than $1.8 million to not-for-profit organizations through the company’s My Schnucks Card program. Schnucks currently operates 100 stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa. Privately held, Schnucks employs more than 14,000 teammates and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Follow Schnucks on Facebook at www.facebook.com/schnucks.