They're almost done.... the Super 1 Foods grocery store chain will open a new location in our area this week. Marking the 19th store for the Hayden based chain, and the first major grocery store to open in the growing North Idaho town of Athol.
Super 1 Foods Athol is a 57,000 square foot store and the anchor of the new Crossroads development on the northeast side of the US 95/ ID 54 interchange, a few miles north of Coeur d' Alene. The store will serve the surrounding small communities and will likely deem popular among travelers arriving at the nearby Silverwood Theme Park during the Summer months. The store also means more jobs for the area with about 125 planned to be employed there.
Like other Super 1 Foods grocery stores the Athol store will office a full deli, seafood department, meat department, natural/organic food section and a bakery. But, it will also have a large beer and wine area with growler fill station, pharmacy and a Ace Hardware branded hardware section. Like all other Super 1 stores this store will be open 24 hours a day.
Right now the store seems a bit lonely on it's parcel, but not for long. The surrounding acreage is to be developed in a large commercial development. There isn't a set timeline for openings but plans call for a hotel, travel plaza type gas station and many pad sites for restaurants, banks, medical office or possibly even a few smaller retailers. Information on the project can be found on the developers website at http://hughesinv.com
Stop by and check out the new Super 1 Foods store, it is to open at 7:00 am this Wednesday, April 4th. And, for more information on the Super 1 Foods brand visit http://www.super1foods.net