Monmouth Fareway grocery plans July opening

 

Monmouth Fareway grocery plans July opening

By Jeff Holt | Review Atlas

MONMOUTH — Construction of Monmouth’s Fareway grocery store on North 6th Street at U.S. 34 is expected to wrap up by July.

The newcomer to town brings a strong reputation for meats and customer service.

“They put up a pretty good store,” said Rod Seward, foreman with Absolute Concrete of Slater, Iowa, whose crew is pouring the floor of the store in Monmouth. “Me personally, Fareway meat is the only meat I eat. It’s good meat and good quality. I’ve never bought a bad steak from them. My wife won’t eat deer meat or anything, and she won’t eat any meat unless it comes in a Faraway wrapper.”

Seward said he and his crew should have the 21,000-square-foot floor completed by Thursday or Friday of next week — the end of March.

Emily Toribio, corporate outreach and communications manager for Fareway Stores Inc., said the Fareway meat department offers a full-service butcher counter with options for year-round grilling with brats, burgers, tenderloins, pork chops, steaks, chicken and seafood.

But Toribio says the store’s appeal goes way beyond the items its “meat experts” will have at the full-service counter.

“Our employees are subject-matter experts on the best cuts of meat for any occasion, and can provide suggestions related to serving size, preparation and cooking,” Toribio said.

Toribio said Fareway employees are there to serve the customer.

IF YOU GO ...

  • Store hours: Monday through Saturday (7 a.m. to 9 p.m.) and closed on Sundays. 
  • Parking: 110 parking spots. 
  • Job opportunities: Website (Faraway.com) or Fareway on Facebook for details.
  • Store specials: Store has weekly and monthly ad specials. Coupons and special pricing will be advertised on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

″(They will) have someone take groceries out of your cart, bag them, and carry out to load in your car,” she said. “In addition, our employees make themselves available throughout the store to answer questions, find items that a customer is looking for or look into items that a customer seeks.”

Carry-out items will include barbecue pulled pork, rotisserie chicken, side salads, enchiladas and fajita mixes.

Area residents likely are familiar with Fareway stores in Moline and Geneseo, and Davenport, Burlington, Bettendorf and Muscatine, Iowa.

Fareway expects to hire about 75 employees, which includes full- and part-time workers. In the next couple of weeks, Toribio said store officials will begin the hiring process.

“Fareway takes pride in providing a quality grocery-shopping experience,” she said. “Our customers are first priority, and we take pride in treating them like family.”

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