Price Cutter will open the doors to its newest location at National and St. Louis on Wednesday, completing the second of two relocations in Springfield.
The site was one of four properties acquired last year by Pyramid Foods, Price Cutter’s parent company, after Dillons announced it would exit the market.
Price Cutter Spokesperson Hailey Williams said that existing staff from its South Campbell store (which closes Wednesday) were moved to the new location at 1260 East St. Louis Street, while West Commercial Street crews made the move to the West Kearney store. That facility opened in February. In addition, Williams said the company hired some 200 new people throughout its network of Springfield stores. That includes some former Dillions’ employees, but an exact number was not clear.
In a news release, Price Cutter President and CEO Erick Taylor said the St. Louis Street store has been fully remodeled, and includes online ordering with delivery or pick up, second floor seating with Wi-Fi and expanded departments. The location also boasts the Price Cutter Express fuel center, which has been serving customers since late January.
“Consistent with our Springfield Supermarkets, we will offer USDA Choice beef, our triple inspected produce, Lilly’s Floral, Starbucks coffee, fresh salad bar and a variety of craft beer, wine and spirits. Also featured is the ‘Bistro to Go’ sandwiches and salads, baked or fried chicken and hand rolled sushi, fresh breads and specialty bakery items as well,” Taylor said.
He explained the Price Cutter Dietitians will be providing grocery store tours where consumers can learn about in-season produce, recipes for diabetic customers, understanding food labels and other pertinent health information.
The relocation of both Price Cutter stores to St. Louis and Kearney marks a significant upgrade in size of 16,000 and 34,000 square feet, respectively.
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