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New Shopko grand opening Nov. 15

Shopko has announced the renovation of the 35,000-square foot Shopko Hometown store at 598 Lucas Ln. in Ellsworth is complete. 

A grand opening and ribbon cutting event will follow on Friday, Nov. 15, at 8:45 a.m., and the entire community is invited to join the Shopko team and community leaders for the event.

The grand opening event will be highlighted by a $2,500 check presentation to Ellsworth High School from The Shopko Hometown Foundation prior to the ribbon cutting. In addition, the first 100 customers in line will receive a free $10 Shopko gift card. A number of prizes will also be given out through “register to win” events.

Customers will also be encouraged to sign up for Shopko’s My Extra Savings rewards program to receive exclusive savings each week, 10 percent off on their birthday, and special email announcements and offers. Every customer who uses their My Extra Savings card on the day of the grand opening will be entered into a drawing for a $1,000 shopping spree. Refreshments will be served inside the store.

“There has been a great deal of excitement in the community about this store opening, so we’re excited to finally be bringing the Shopko Hometown experience to Ellsworth,” said Mike Bettiga, Shopko Interim CEO and Chief Operating Officer. “I’m confident that the community will love what they see and appreciate the great merchandise selection, brands, value and service. We look forward to being part of the local community for years to come.”

“Our pharmacy team is dedicated to meeting the healthcare needs of customers with prompt, friendly, professional service,” said pharmacist Judy Dumermuth. “We are also committed to seeking out innovative ways to serve our customers and make their pharmacy experience as convenient as possible, such as our free mobile pharmacy app which customers can use to manage and refill prescriptions anytime from their mobile devices. The pharmacy also features drive-through service for added convenience for customers.”

The store will be open Monday–Saturday, 9 a.m.–9 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Pharmacy hours are Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., and closed on Sunday.