Five Points Store Will Be City’s Second Super Saver Location
LINCOLN, Neb. — April, 9, 2015 — A new Super Saver store will be built in Grand Island at 620 West State Street, commonly known as Five Points. B&R Stores, parent company of Super Saver, announced their plans following approval of a related tax increment financing (TIF) agreement by the Grand Island Community Redevelopment Authority. Pat Raybould, president of B&R Stores, says the property will be purchased by Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) of Kansas City, Kansas. AWG will demolish the existing Skagway store and construct a new building that will be leased to B&R Stores for the Super Saver store. Skagway previously announced plans to close their Grand Island stores on May 22.
“We’ve been a part of Grand Island for a long time and we’re looking forward to serving the community better,” said Raybould. “We’ll be able to offer more selection and services at our Five Points location.” The original Super Saver store at 1602 West 2nd Street is currently under construction, adding a pharmacy and expanded spirits section. Raybould says more renovations are planned for that store as well.
The Five Points Super Saver will include a drive-thru pharmacy, an extensive selection of natural/organic products, floral services and fuel pumps.
Raybould expects they will hire 130 employees to work at the new Super Saver location. He says demolition will begin as soon as possible, with a groundbreaking planned for this fall. The new store is scheduled to open in the summer of 2016.
About B&R Stores, Inc.
B&R Stores, Inc., is Nebraska’s largest independent grocer. The employee-owned company was founded in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1964 by Russ Raybould. Since then, the business has grown to include four store concepts (Russ’s Market, Super Saver, Save Best Foods and Grand Central Apple Market) located in seven cities across Nebraska and Iowa. For more information, visit BRStores.com.