Gordy's Market works to reopen Eau Claire location

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- The leaders of Gordy’s Market are planning to reopen an Eau Claire location in less than two months.

The location on West Clairemont Ave. is a far cry from when it closed in September of last year.

On Tuesday the Eau Claire City Council approved a liquor license for the location, and now plans are in motion to open the doors in July.

Candace from Eau Claire said, “We need it bad because if you run out of milk you can go to Shopko and everything but half the time they run out products and you've got to wait to the next day and what if you need it now?”

After two months of renovations, chief operating officer Dan Schafer said the store is getting close to opening its doors.

“We're really looking forward to opening a store back up here in Eau Claire. My father started in Chippewa Falls in 1966 as part of the Chippewa Valley and being down here in Eau Claire just solidifies Gordy's as part of the Chippewa Valley,” said Schafer. “It's always been a hometown name and we're looking forward to bringing that to Eau Claire again.”

Gordy's Market said their focus will be on healthy living and customers will see that as soon as they walk through door because of their new layout.

“Shoppers can expect a fresh focus when they come in the store. We have moved the produce department to the front end, the bakery is going to be a focus at the front end, and our deli is going to be a focus as well,” explained Schafer. “There’s a whole new look in the store with all new lighting, all new refrigeration cases. It's going to be a totally new look; a fresh look.”

The local grocery chain said the goal is to have the store up and running by the second week of July.

“It's going to be a totally new set-up for Gordy's,” Schafer added. “It's a different approach to what we've done in the past and we're really looking forward to serving this area with a healthy focus.”

Gordy's Market also says it will be hosting a job fair on June 6. The grocery chain says it's looking to hire around 70 employees.

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