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NEWS RELEASE (July 19th, 2023) – Fareway Stores, Inc. plans to relocate the existing Spirit Lake Fareway store to a new location at the northeast corner of 175th Street and Highway 71 in Spirit Lake. The new construction will provide for an approximately 21,000 square foot store. Site work is set to start in early fall, with construction planned for spring 2024.

“The Spirit Lake Fareway has served the community with the best in customer service since 1985. We are excited to provide a new store location, which will continue to best serve this thriving and growing community,” said Fareway CEO Reynolds W. Cramer. “We want to thank city staff and community leaders for helping make this project possible.”

The new store will provide for what Spirit Lake 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

City Administrator Gregg Owens echoed positive comments regarding the store’s relocation, “Everyone associated with the City of Spirit Lake is excited to welcome Fareway’s new location and substantial reinvestment in our community. Fareway has been a cornerstone of Spirit Lake for a long time and has always lived up to its reputation for great customer service and the best of small-town values. Spirit Lake has seen significant and positive growth in the past several years and Fareway’s continuing commitment to the community is both an affirmation of that progress and a reflection of the regard residents have for its services.” 

Fareway has purchased the property and is working through city process. More details will be forthcoming in the near future.

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