Dollar Fresh opens its doors ...

Thursday evening, July 16, leaders from the Waukon community and Allamakee County were invited by Hy-Vee and Dollar Fresh officials to a “sneak-peek” ribbon cutting event at the new Dollar Fresh store that held its grand opening for the public the very next morning, Friday, July 17 in the former Shopko store location in southwest Waukon. Pictured above at that ribbon cutting are a number of those community and county leaders standing with Dollar Fresh Waukon store manager Matt Kundert as he cuts the ribbon, along with Hy-Vee District Director Jeremy Low and members of the Waukon store’s management team.

In addition to the ribbon cutting, the event also included comments from many of those leaders in attendance, with District Director Low explaining that the Dollar Fresh stores are a new store format for Hy-Vee incorporating a business model that allows them to establish themselves in smaller communities like Waukon. “We’re excited to open this store up and start making contributions to this community,” Low said. Store Manager Kundert echoed Low’s excitement for opening the store and being a part of the Waukon community and Allamakee County, noting that he has been visiting this area much of his life.

Waukon Economic Development Director Ardie Kuhse began the event with a welcome message, some insight into the store becoming a reality in Waukon and introductions of community leaders in attendance. Waukon Mayor Pat Stone and Allamakee County Board of Supervisors Chairperson Larry Schellhammer each delivered their own message of welcome, thanking Hy-Vee and Dollar Fresh for investing in the community and noting that the community and its leaders look forward to a long and successful partnership. The grand opening of the store Friday morning, July 17 at 7 a.m. was met with a large crowd and included a steady flow of customers throughout the day.

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