New Fareway Store in Monmouth to open Wednesday, July 31st

The finishing touches on a new grocery store in Monmouth are being made in time for the store’s grand opening this week. Fareway Meat & Grocery at 1201 North 6th Street in Monmouth is set to open its doors to customers Wednesday, July 31st. A ribbon-cutting and reception will be held Tuesday, July 30th beginning at 4:00 pm. On hand to speak at today’s event will be Monmouth Mayor Rod Davies, Monmouth College VP for Finance & Business Richard Marshall, Monmouth Area Chamber Executive Director Amy Patterson, and Fareway CEO and President Reynolds Cramer. The first Fareway Store opened in Boone, Iowa in 1938. Today, Fareway operates 125 stores throughout the Midwest in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Known for its fresh produce and fresh cuts of meat, another popular feature of Fareway is that employees will carry customers’ groceries out to their cars. Grocery Manager Brian Riley told the Register Mail the store employs about 75 local people but more applicants are welcome. The store will be open Mondays through Saturdays from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm and will be closed on Sundays.