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NEWS RELEASE (December 2, 2022) – Fareway Stores, Inc. plans to construct an approximately 24,000 square foot store at the northeast corner of Highway 28 and Chatham Drive in Norwalk. Construction is planned to begin in spring 2023, with a tentative opening in early 2024. The existing Norwalk Fareway store located at 1711 Sunset Drive will close upon new store opening.

“We look forward to continuing to serve area residents with a new store look and feel. The updated shopping experience, with fresh and unique aesthetics, will allow us to grow with the great community of Norwalk,” said Fareway CEO Reynolds W. Cramer. “We want to thank city officials for their commitment to Fareway and for their hard work in making this project possible.”

The new store will provide for what Norwalk area customers have come to know and expect at Fareway – only the best in fresh, highest quality meat; a full-service butcher counter; farm-fresh produce; low, competitive prices; and the highest level of customer service, including to-your-car carryout. However, the new location will boast a fresh look and feel, with more natural lighting and updated interior. Additionally, the new store will continue to offer FastLanes, a self-service checkout option, and online shopping and curbside pick-up, available at

"Fareway is one of the very best community-based businesses in Iowa, and they've been a valuable asset to Norwalk. It's been a pleasure working with the leadership at Fareway in the development of this modern and exciting, new facility,” said Norwalk Economic Development Director Hollie Zajicek. “This comes at the perfect time with the location being on the prime corner entrance to the new Norwalk Central development underway in the heart of the city. Residents and visitors will have many great choices when coming to Norwalk for tournaments, recreation, entertainment, shopping, and dining. The City of Norwalk welcomes the new Fareway development and looks forward to continuing our positive relationship as we grow together."

Fareway will close on the property this week, with more details forthcoming in the near future.

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