Saturday, November 29, 2008

Eagle Mtn. Grocery Store Update

"For the past two or more months, the City Council has been scheduling "status updates" on Coop's Market and then canceling those updates, raising the specter that plans for the grocery store might not move forward. Those concerns were put to rest recently when the city not only approved the rezone of more than 20 acres for the store, but approved the site plan and plat for the store, too.

The store has been in the works for more than a year. It will be 47,000 square feet, with an additional 40,000 square feet of adjacent store space, said Steve Mumford, Eagle Mountain's planning director. Store officials said that compares to the 60,000-square-foot Albertsons in Lehi, or a typical 220,000-square-foot Wal-Mart. The new store will be about the same size as the Kohler's grocery store in Highland.

The $9 million store will operate as part of Associated Foods and will be located on the north side of State Road 73 at Ranches Parkway. Store officials have called the grocery store a superstore, saying it will include a bakery, deli, butcher's counter, indoor pharmacy, drive-up pharmacy and organics. The store is expected to employ 125 full-time and part-time workers, and could add hundreds of thousands of dollars a year to city coffers, according to city officials." -Daily Herald

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Amber said...