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Fareway Stores, Inc. hosted a ground breaking ceremony today for a new store to be located at 1181 North 6th Street in Monmouth. The new location will provide for an approximately 21,000 square foot Fareway grocery store.

“We are excited for this new store, and are committed to providing area residents with our unmatched, full-service meat department; farm-fresh produce; low, competitive prices; and the highest level of customer service,” said Fareway Senior Vice President of Retail Operations Jeff Borrill. “Thanks to the partnership with Monmouth College and the assistance from the City of Monmouth, this new location will become reality.”

"The City of Monmouth very much appreciates the investment by Fareway to redevelop this commercial property and provide our residents with an attractive shopping alternative to recapture lost sales to surrounding communities," said Monmouth Mayor Rod Davies.

"This new grocery store reflects the cooperation and joint partnership between Fareway Stores, Monmouth College, and the City working together to make this project possible," said Monmouth Interim City Administrator Lew Steinbrecher.

“Monmouth College is pleased to have been able to work with Fareway and the City of Monmouth to help expand the grocery choice options available to our students, faculty, staff, and the good citizens of Monmouth, Illinois,” said Monmouth College Vice President for Finance and Business Richard Marshall.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Fareway to our community and look forward to the economic impact of having a new grocery retailer in town,” said Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Amy Patterson.

Demolition is in progress, with construction expected to be completed on the new store in early 2019.

Fareway Stores, Inc. is a growing Midwest grocery company currently operating 121 stores located in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota. Fareway holds family values in the highest regard, demonstrating integrity, fairness and honesty in relationships with customers, employees, vendors and suppliers. Visit for more information.

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