Shopko to open this month
By Jerry W. Kram
Shopko, a mid western retail chain, will open a store in New Town by the end of March.
Shopko announced that it will occupy the former Alco store at 102 College Drive. While the conversion of the property has been underway for more than a month, the acquisition of the store was just completed and the opening date is scheduled for the end of March.
The conversion to Shopko Hometown will include new interior and exterior signage, carpet, paint, updated and supplement fixtures and lighting and a new easy to shop store layout.
"We’re excited to bring Shopko Hometown to New Town," said Peter McMahon, Shopko CEO. "We understand that consumers in smaller towns are looking for value and convenience without having to travel outside the community. Customers of our Hometown stores tell us they appreciate the vastly improved shopping experience."
This new store will be part of the over 175 Shopko Hometown stores. Shopko is one of the nation’s largest retailers serving smaller communities.