Hannaford’s set for June 20 opening

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Hannaford Supermarkets will open its new 808 West Chestnut St. store on Saturday, June 20, according to company details. Work began In April 2019, on the spot of a former hospital, and continued during coronavirus pandemic shutdowns as the project was deemed essential.

Now, the “49,480 square-foot store will include a variety of features designed to create a convenient shopping experience, including Hannaford-To-Go, a service which allows customers to order their groceries online and pick up at the store. Additionally, the store will feature a pharmacy with a drive-thru and private consultation area,” reads a release.

The store will employ approximately 170 full- and part-time associates, and joins the supermarket chain’s 50 other stores across New York State.

According to officials, the store plans on being a part of the community.

“We look forward to welcoming shoppers to our new Rome store as we continue to serve the community’s need for food and medicine,” said Hannaford Supermarkets Rome Store Manager Kevin King. “As a strong community partner, we are pleased to mark the opening of our doors with a donation to Connected Community Schools, an organization which is doing tremendous work with local children and families during this difficult time.”

Upon its opening, Hannaford will donate $10,000 to the Connected Community Schools Market Place within the Rome City School District, a program that connects local students and families with a school food pantry, an emergency closet with clothing, household and hygiene products and healthy cooking classes.

At this time, the donation from Hannaford will be used to meet the Connected Community Schools Market Place’s continued response to increased need resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

Further, “every Hannaford store donates rescued food to local hunger relief, and regularly supports local charities and schools,” adds the company.

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